There’s an iPad typing app that will help your kids learn to type, spell words at the same time, and have a lot of fun while doing so. Type Defender (by SparkNET Interactive) features colorful cartoon graphics, catchy music, and plenty of word challenges throughout its 125 cute enemy-filled game levels (with 3 difficulty modes).
The objective of this castle-themed typing app game is to prevent a strange bunch of honey-seeking thieves from marching their way down a winding path and into the castle — where the honey is located. It’s hard not to welcome these thieves (radishes, octopi, butterflies and puppies) because they’re so cute — but as cute as they are they can’t come in. In order to make this hungry bunch disappear, kids must quickly type the word that they see on each approaching critter before it crosses over the castle drawbridge.
For each critter that you make disappear gold points are earned, which can be used to purchase helpful items from the “Ye Olde Shoppe” for things that will slow the enemies down, change words to easier ones, and create bomb obstacles that will send the critters into hiding. Kids will need to type fast and accurately because each critter that gets into the castle takes 1 heart life from the 10 available on each game level. This kids‘ typing app game also calculates the number of words spelled correctly in a row and are shown in the “No Miss” box during gameplay — and again at the end of the game level, along with an overall total of gold points earned.
Words are simple to start, depending on the level difficulty, and kids will see starting words like: cat, jar, dash, limo, warden, workman, achieve, etc. These will get more complex as they go along. The focus of this typing app game isn’t just the words themselves. Kids will want to pay close attention because these little critters will be at the drawbridge before they know it. They come out in groups, move at different paces, and there are some quick lone runners dashing towards the finish line.
If your kids are looking for even more fun challenges in this iPad typing app, they can play in the Express Challenge mode, checkout the 5 Learderboard Challenges, and try to successfully complete the 20 Achievements. One of the things I like about the Type Defender typing app is that it’s only $0.99 and has plenty of replay value. Type Defender is also fun, challenging and an entertaining way for kids to learn. With this clever typing app kids will barely notice that there’s a learning objective, they’ll just happily type their way to becoming a quicker typist with a bigger vocabulary — and better spelling skills.
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