Over the weekend I stumbled upon Vocabulary Catcher 3 for iPad. I quickly realized that Vocabulary Catcher 3 is part of a series of free vocabulary apps for children. The Vocabulary Catcher series contains six free apps. Each of the apps follows the same model. Students read and hear a word then have to “pop” the balloon containing the object that represents the word they heard. Students earn points based on their accuracy and their speed.
Vocabulary Catcher 1 is about numbers, colors, and fruit. Vocabulary Catcher 2 is about animals. Vocabulary Catcher 3 is about toys and classroom objects. Vocabulary Catcher 4 features numbers and prices. Vocabulary Catcher 5 contains words about weather and seasons as well as more words about school facilities. And Vocabulary Catcher 6 contains words about clothing, sports, and sports equipment.
The Vocabulary Catcher apps aren’t the fanciest apps in the App Store, but I think that some pre-K students could benefit from using them.