an incredible purchase for my son.
All my kids received an iPod Touch for Christmas and on Christmas eve I installed their music and a variety of apps so that they could enjoy their iPods immediately. One of the apps I installed was a free version of hangman that after trying myself discovered was very difficult and didn't think would be a fun game for my kids to play.
At first I was right especially for my 5 year old son who became quickly frustrated and would ask me to help him continually however this has now become the single best thing that I have done for my Sons education. It is amazing how quick kids pick things up and he has worked out how to solve very difficult words that are not in his vocabulary using phonetic processes that we use to teach kids how to read. As a result over the last few weeks of his school holidays his reading has improved dramatically as well as his ability to spell difficult words. It's amazing how technology and something so simple can have a dramatic effect on your children's education and I wasn't even thinking about education when I arranged these presents. It's moments like this that I love technology.
Hangman of all things