Australian Council on Children and the Media

Lexi's World - Pop Pop Pop LLC

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Lexi's World is a spelling game, introducing children to letters and simple words. A QWERTY keyboard is programmed to facilitate correct spelling of words in the game's library. Spelled words come to life. The app is free of ads and in-app purchases and safe for children from 4 years of age.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Lexi's World was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 15 July 2019.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Lexi's World
Developed by: Pop Pop Pop LLC
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Lexi's World contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All available features were considered in this review

App description

Lexi is a little girl who lives on a tiny planet and invites children to explore and interact with her world. To start with, the player can select any letter on a QWERTY keyboard. The smart keyboard then suggests subsequent letters to form a word. This way, children will be guided to spell correctly. Each letter is sounded out, and once a word is spelled out, it comes to life. For example, type Z-E-B-R-A, and a zebra appears. Only certain words contained in the app's dictionary can be typed, and the words are themed around animals, nature and related words and activities. By tapping on Lexi or one of the created animals, a thought bubble pops up suggesting what to type next. A horse may for example think of an apple, which it will then eat.

Reviewers comments

Lexi's World offers pre-schoolers and young primary school children a charming opportunity to become familiar with letters: what they look like, what they sound like, and how letters form words. Bringing the words to life is a fun way to get introduced to or to practice spelling. The app also encourages children to think about the relationship of words, and how certain animals, objects, and activities interact. As the app only allows the correct spelling of existing words, a sense of achievement and self-efficacy is guaranteed. On the flipside, older children may get frustrated that they are limited to the app's dictionary and that they cannot try to work out the correct spelling themselves because wrong letters are automatically blanked out. Thus, the app is probably most suitable for a young audience with no or little spelling mastery.

In App purchasing

There is no In-App purchasing in this game.

Online information

It is not necessary to create an account, provide any personal details, or connect with social media in order to play the game.

Gambling

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.

Advertising and product placement

There is no advertising or product placement in this game.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None noted.

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