Word Search – An Educational Game from School Zone

OS X 10.6.6
Can you find the word kodkod? A combination of familiar and exotic words both reinforce and expand vocabulary, as players race against the clock in this Word Search (Mac App). Players select "Puzzle" to choose from one of the twelve themes that include Wild Cats, Endangered Animals, and Musical Instruments. Players pick the easy or hard (5- or 10-word) version, with word complexity ranging from one to four syllables. A word list will appear onscreen at right. After finding one of the words in the puzzle, players can either select the first and last letter of the word or drag across it, up and down or diagonally. Earn a star for each word found. Choose "Shuffe" to change the word list and re-scramble the puzzle at any time. Select a word in the list to hear its pronunciation. Select the lightbulb icon if you need a hint. Choose the question mark if you need to hear the instructions again. This game sharpens focus, word recognition, and spelling. The app can also help give adult brains a quick and easy workout. Ages 7-up Fun Features & Big Benefits Audio instructions Audio praise/feedback Word pronunciation Many puzzle reconfigurations Skills: spelling; vocabulary; focus/concentration; hand-eye coordination; fine motor skills