I was contacted to review a software program designed to help kids improve their spelling skills. SpellQuizzer is a spelling program that helps kids learn their spelling and vocabulary words. Believe me, I’ve spent more hours than I care to remember sitting side by side with each of my four daughters, helping them with their weekly spelling words. So I jumped over to www.SpellQuizzer.com to learn more about this spelling program.

The website, www.SpellQuizzer.com is user friendly and learning the program is a snap. I was able to get a quick overview of the product, find the tutorial right away and jump right in. And, I have to admit, I liked what I saw.

Designed by a dad who wanted to find a way to help his own children improve their spelling skills, SpellQuizzer relates to the struggles parents have everyday getting their kids to sit down, memorize and write their weekly spelling words over and over and over again. SpellQuizzer removes that monotony and lets kids learn their spelling words a better way. I wish we had access to it when my girls were young.

Here’s how SpellQuizzer works:   The parent enters the child’s spelling words into the software, making a sound recording of each word.  Then the software helps the child practice his or her words by playing the word and the sentence the parent used it in. The child types in the spelling of the word, and SpellQuizzer lets them know if they’re correct.

If you don’t have a microphone, you can type in the words and SpellQuizzer will say it for you. If you have a microphone, you simply and create your child’s spelling list, then use the word in a sentence. That’s where the fun comes in, because as a mom or dad, you can actually make spelling entertaining. By personalizing the sentences or making them amusing, your child is more interested in learning and studying! 

Quite possibly the biggest amenity of this spelling software program is that it allows the parent to participate in a child’s study without requiring the parent to be right next to him or her the entire time. In fact, one of the first things that occurred to me is that it gives moms and dads who travel or work evenings an opportunity to study with their kids, even when they’re gone! How cool would it be to be out of town, yet still have your voice speaking to your child while they study! For that benefit alone, this spelling program is worth every penny!  

There’s a free 30-day trial at http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Download.htm that you can download to try the software with your child!  In addition, there’s a video demo you can watch at http://www.spellquizzer.com/SpellQuizzer-Demo.htm and a community site where SpellQuizzer users can share their spelling lists with one another: http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Community.  Finally, there’s a page targeted to homeschooling families at http://www.spellquizzer.com/Spelling-Software-For-Homeschoolers.htm.  
Now for the fun part! SpellQuizzer has offered to give one of my readers a free license (a $29.95 value)! Here’s how you can win:
1.  Hurry over to www.SpellQuizzer.com and sign up for their FREE 30-day trial.
2.  Come back here and comment, telling me what benefit you like best about SpellQuizzer.
3.  The winner will be chosen at random by giving each comment a number. All numbers will be compiled and drawn out of a hat (yes, a real hat) on February 28, 2010.

Disclaimer: This review was independent and is the opinion of one person. Your opinion may differ. This review was also unpaid and povided without any financial or other rewards.


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