Making kids smarter, one Smart Kid at a time

Smart Kid - English basics lite (free) by Viralint is great!  Upon opening it up you can choose to get learn a bit about it, go into settings, where you can set up some parameters, or start right in with sentence completion, choosing from a difficulty level of1 to 6. When you set up parameters you can select the number of questions you want (10 to 40), whether you want to review the answers at the end, or mark each question to show the answer.

There’s also a Log of how well you’re doing, giving you the date and time, how many answers you got correct out of how many, and the level of difficulty.  I think this is great feedback for kids, but also is great for parents to see how well their child is doing.

Getting back to the meat of the matter, when you launch the exercises, they indeed challenge kids to read for comprehension, and I couldn’t help but believe while my son was at it he was also learning some spelling as well as how to use the iPhone.

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Overall this is a wonderful app, and this version is free!  I’ve got to recommend this one.


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I'm a behavioral health professional living and working in Maine specializing in psychiatric rehabilitation. For years I've utilized mobile technology to improve the delivery of community based mental health services, and embraced the iPhone when it came out in 2007.

I am also a doctoral candidate at Franklin Pierce University where I have been researching the role of the Liberal Arts in American higher education.

I write as a guest for iPhone Life periodically with a special interest in helping other professionals (healthcare, education and government in particular) incorporate iOS devices into their work, and several years ago introduced the first iPhone and eventually iPad classes at Lewiston Adult Education in Lewiston Maine concentrating on helping other professionals interested in using and incorporating iPads into their work.