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This app is a puzzle style app that uses a café theme to explore letters, word recognition and spelling. Caution: not suitable for children under 13 years due to advertising, in-app purchase and online connectivity.
This review of Letter Soup was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 9 April 2018.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Letter Soup|
|Developed by:||Candy Writer|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||13+ years|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Letter Soup contains the following information:
The game was played for several hours.
The look and feel of this puzzle style app would appeal to adults and children as they endeavour to solve word puzzles. Each screen is designed like a blackboard and the player must fill in the blank spaces with letters (to make words) that are in the soup under the blackboard. To do this they must draw a line between the letters found in the soup to make 3 or more words (depending on the level). In the middle of the soup bowl the player can move the arrows to stir the soup which helps them solve the word puzzle. There are also hints that can be utilised, but to access these, the player must first watch an ad promoting another app, or purchase hints with real money. Once solved, there is a section that allows the player to look up a word – this directs them to an online dictionary.
This game provides many learning opportunities including letter and word recognition, spelling, vocabulary and more. However, the hints (as mentioned above) make the game unsuitable for children under 13 years of age, and reduce the educational value of the app because paying for this kind of advantage sends a conflicting message to children about the value of learning.
At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.
There are banner ads along the bottom of the screen – at the time this app was reviewed they were mostly advertising real estate, flights and educational activities. The ads can be removed for $2.99.
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