Summary: My 12 year old son has such a hard time on his reading and writing assignments. He works on this daily. It offers a wide variety of games and ways to learn. It is excellent for independent play and the levels progress as he progresses. Definitely worth the purchase!
Summary: I'm not one to like a bunch of action in a video game. No evil monsters for me. So I really like this game. I have to actually use my brain to learn new words. Nothing new to me...sometimes I read the dictionary. It starts out on lower levels so you feel very bright. But then the words get harder and the games more difficult. If you love the English language, then you should enjoy this game.
a fun and educational tool - great for homeschoolers or braniacs
Katie C. Nelson "Katie the Scrapbook Lady", Amazon
14 January 2008
Summary: I homeschool my son and he LOVES video games so I am always thrilled to find an educational game for his DS system. Sometimes when I need to go out and run errands he brings his Nintendo DS along and having a game like this can extend his learning time for the day in a fun and creative way. Truthfully, he would still pick up a Mario or Sonic game over this if he had his choice (what kid wouldn't?) but if I ask him to pick a learning game, he will gladly choose this one.
Summary: My Word Coach for Nintendo DS invites users to improve their vocabulary through daily training exercises on six main games: 1. Missing Letters -- in which you fill in the correct letter in a given word 2. Split Decision -- in which you select the correct definition for a given word from two alternatives 3. Pasta Letters -- in which you rearrange letters to spell the word indicated by a given definition 4.
Summary: At first glance, this looks more like homework than a game. But if you like IQ games such as Brain Age, this is a perfect way to have fun and learn. Basically, you go through a series of exercises (which are mini games) which test your vocabulary skills. The learning curve is simple, and the tutorials take you through the basic game structure in an enjoyable way. Playing a few minutes a day, trying to top your previous scores, is both challenging and fun.
Graphic Novel / Manga Reader "ownstoomanybooks", Amazon
25 November 2007
Summary: To the person above that said that left-handers couldn't do this game is wrong. I am left handed and when I read the review that left handers may not enjoy this game at all, I thought oh no. I purchased this game anyway because I have Spelling Challenge DS and loved it and was excited to see that they made another word game! Left handers out there, no worries. The game does not decrease your fun at all.
Finally, a comprehensive language game experience on the DS.
The Attenuator, Amazon
16 November 2007
Summary: While some other "nongames" provide limited access to linguistics-based challenges, this is the first I've seen to really capture the joy of engaging with language. I am seriously impressed with this title, and I've been recommending it to parents and colleagues alike. The good stuff: - All six training games are engaging, and they never get old, since the words are always changing. - Even the games that focus on spelling are simultaneously engaging you with definitions.
Vocabulary and Spelling -- a great learning tool for kids and adults
11 November 2007
Summary: My Word Coach DS (we liked the Wii version so much that we also bought the DS game - the DS stylus makes it easier to write, but my son likes the Wii's fun factor, and the Wii remote seems to keep him more involved in the learning process) - Do you have a kid who hasn't read enough to build a large vocabulary and strong spelling skills OR a kid who finds words fascinating?