Futuba – Word Games for Kids

App Review
Additional Description

Futaba is a game designed for 1 to 4 players. The players are presented with a picture in the centre of the screen and need to select the written word that matches the picture. The aim of the game is to select the correct word faster than the other players.

Format iPad
Age Range early primary, late primary
Motivators noise/auditory, visual, verbal praise
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy, personal social
Evidence-based Intervention Highly Structured Supports
Targeted Skills Picture and word matching, multiplayer games.
Great For

Encouraging interactive, multiplayer games.
Supporting single word recognition.
Aspects of the game play can be adjusted including the length of the game and the pictures or ‘learning sets’ used. New learning sets can be added using photos taken within the app or selected from the device gallery.

Please Consider

The included pictures are illustrations not photos which may not be suitable for some users.
The background music and feedback on error could be distracting for some users. The background music can be turned off in the app settings.
The picture spins in the centre of the screen which may make identification difficult for some users.

Generalise Skills and Knowledge

Consider other multiplayer games the user can play, either using the iPad or low tech games.
With the customisations supported by this app, the child’s weekly spelling list or sight word list could be added to the game to make the learning functional.

Developer: INKids Education LLC

Price: free

Word Games for Kids - Futaba

Customer ratings: (19 ratings)
Category: Education, Games, Educational
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 03.05.2011
Version: 1.6.1
Size: 37.17 MB
Requirements: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

If you're looking for a fantastic multiplayer game AND a fun way to help children learn new words, look no further....

Futaba is a 4 player game designed for kids. This outrageously fun word quiz game can be used at home or in the classroom...

Screenshots Word Games for Kids - Futaba for iPad