We would like to wish everyone a very special Happy Valentine’s Day! Spread love, laughter and joy….Now for calling all kid word lovers! Currently featured in the AppStore’sValentine’s Day Fun for Kids category is HangArt, a new kids app that puts a creative spin on the classic word game Hangman. In the AppStore featured Valentine’s Day edition, kids ages 4-8 play a visual hangman, then draw pictures and create digital stories using a collection of Valentine’s Day-themed words! HangArt is available for download for Apple or Android for $1.99. It has no inApp purchases or advertising.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Diversity is the need of the hour in children’s media and HangArt’s animated illustrations, created by Kavita Ramchandran, act as ‘sliding glass doors, windows, and mirrors’ for children, reflecting the rich history, culture and diversity of our world today. HangArt also reimagines the macabre and violent image of a “hangman” dangling on a noose as a friendly fellow who hangs on a monkey bar and falls off when you lose a word.
HangArt Kids App
HangArt is the recipient of an Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review and Teachers with Apps, which selected HangArt as a “top pick” and calls HangArt a “delightful find.” The app was created with the input of NJ-based educator and literacy advisorPatty McGee, author of Feedback that Moves Writers Forward(Corwin Literacy 2016). It features the Castledown font, a dyslexic-friendly font praised by Wired magazine as a “font that helps kids learn to read and write.” The app also offers in-depth analytics grounded in the mindset approach for parents and teachers, including insights on what words kids find to be especially easy or difficult.
HangArt Quick links:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.literarysafari.hangart
App Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO1iGxjrATM
Grownup Guide: http://www.hangart.co/grownups