This post brought to you by King Digital Entertainment. The content and opinions expressed below are that of A Mother Thing.
Growing up, spelling was my THING. I won the Scripps-Howard spelling bee when I was in SECOND grade. I randomly discovered I was great at spelling when I was seven years old, and it has served me well over the years since I dedicated myself to becoming a writer. One of the ways I learned how to spell was when my mother suggested making games and songs out of trickier words. If you were around then, you might have overheard me in my yard distractedly rapping out words like “acclimatization” or “wanderlust.”
As a self proclaimed grammar geek, I get really annoyed when I see people misusing words. Spell-check exists for a reason, and yet quite often you can see that a person hasn’t bothered correcting obvious misspellings. It drives me CRAZY. I can deal with the odd typo (we all make them!), but I do get annoyed at repeated mistakes.
This is why I LOVE games that focus on word fun! And my current favorite is the super cute AlphaBetty Saga.
AlphaBetty Saga is the first word-based “saga” game from King Digital, creator of Candy Crush franchise and Farm Heroes Saga. It’s available FOR FREE from the App Store and Google Play. Or you can check it out on Facebook.
The game is a lot of fun to play, and it’s great for helping to improve your spelling without thinking too hard about it. It could also help you avoid any summer travel errors. AlphaBetty Saga’s creator, King, recently released some survey results about the top US Cities that are misspelled. I can’t help but think that even I would have had trouble with some of them!
This would be a great game for elementary-aged kids who want to grow their vocabulary and become quicker at reading. With its colorful characters, whimsical music and sound effects and fun gameplay, it’s a real treat for the whole family. It is engaging and enjoyable, and it seems like the perfect answer for parents looking for educational games they don’t have to feel guilty about letting their kids play.