Instilling a love and reverence for the faith should begin at an early age.
What better way than with the Catholic Words and Games app—a collection of fun and educational learning tools and games that will increase Catholic vocabulary in kids and adults!
Catholic Words and Games will provide parents, grandparents, teachers, homeschoolers, catechists and youth ministers a fun way to help teach Catholic vocabulary words. Watch your little one’s excitement at Mass when they recognize the vessels, objects and vestments used in the liturgy. Introducing these words will help prepare them to receive the Sacraments and inaugurate a lifelong journey of learning about the wonders of their Catholic faith.
"If you're a parent of young children, check out the new Catholic Words and Games app—it's awesome. Best app out there for Catholic kids."
—Brandon Vogt, Word On Fire
"The colors, the images, the features and setting, all came together to produce a phenomenal product that I truly think your whole family will enjoy."
—Allison Gingras, CatholicMom.com
"This high-quality and attractive app features...Gonzalez’s signature bright and beautiful graphic representations of liturgical objects."
—Joyce Donahue, Catechesis 2.0
"Not only is this an awesome app for its Catholic goodness, but it’s beautifully designed. It holds its own against any secular game/learning app." —Jen Steed, Tech Talk
"The beautiful illustrations and photographs make this a delightful app to use...an excellent deal when you consider everything that’s included." —Christine Johnson, Tech Talk
"An explosion of color...joyfully intelligent, visually engaging. Competes well with the most popular children’s apps in the market." —Jennifer Kane, CatholicApptitude.org
Fun Faithful Flash Cards
Module 1 of 5 : Included in the app
At the core of the Catholic Words & Games app are over 65 colorful flash cards of liturgical vessels, vestments and other Catholic objects and sacramentals created just for this app.
Select among six different play modes. Advance the flash cards by swiping or select the slideshow feature where you determine the time interval between images. Hear the name of the objects properly pronounced by a professional voiceover artist. Tap the dictionary icon for a glossary entry with a real-world picture of the item.
The flash card deck is fully customizable—pick and choose which cards to include in the deck to tailor for little ones just starting their faith journey. Save multiple card groups for later use. Other settings allow you to turn the voiceover, music, sound effects and looping on or off. The cards can appear in random or alphabetical order. You can even choose to have the names displayed in ALL CAPS, all lower case or Mixed Case.
In addition to the Catholic Flash Cards module, enjoy 4 fun learning games to further reinforce the vocabulary words:
• MEMORY MATCH • TAP IT • SPELL IT • NAME MATCH
All this is included in the Catholic Words & Games app—no InApp purchases—there is nothing else to buy or unlock.
No distracting banner ads and no annoying pop-up ads either! It really is five apps in one.
Catholic Memory Match
Module 2 of 5 : Included in the app
Like the popular game of Concentration on which it is based, the object of Catholic Memory Match is to turn over matching pairs of cards.
First, select the number of cards to be used in the game—4, 8, 16, 24, 36 or 48. Next, decide whether you want to play against the clock, aim for accuracy or compete against friends. Then, let the game begin!
Tap the screen to flip a card. As the card flips, the object’s name is heard and displayed at the bottom of the screen. Tap another and a whimsical animation will let you know you’ve matched a pair. Special Show All and Show Revealed cards add a new level of fun. When all pairs are matched, enter your high score on the leaderboard. A musical score composed just for this game will keep your toes tapping! The audio, images and text strengthens reading, listening and word recognition skills. An addictive way for the entire family—or classroom—to learn new Catholic words!
Catholic Spell It
Module 3 of 5 : Included in app
Sure, you know what an aspergillum is, but do you know how to spell it? Find out by playing Catholic Spell It!
An image appears of one of the Catholic Flash Card objects. Below it are letter tiles. Tap the tiles in the right order to spell the object’s name. Additional letters that aren’t part of the word make the game more challenging. If you need help, the Bomb Button removes an unnecessary letter. Still stumped? Press the Speaker Button to hear the word pronounced or tap the Add Letter Button to have the next letter automatically placed. Disable these buttons to make the game more difficult. The game tests memory recall and improves written communication through spelling practice.
Catholic Name Match
Module 4 of 5 : Included in app
Is that a cruet or a crotalus? The answer is just a tap away in Catholic Name Match!
Ten button names appear in the Word Bin at the top of the screen. A matrix of ten objects appear below. Drag each name down towards the correct picture. Hear the name of the object as you drag it downward. If you’re right, the name snaps into place and congratulatory music plays. Otherwise the word returns to the bin so you can try again. Race the clock or aim for accuracy! Improves hand-eye coordination and enhances vocabulary by further reinforcing the name of the object with its visual representation.
Catholic Tap It
Module 5 of 5 : Included in app
Where oh where is my aspergillum?
Find out by playing Catholic Tap It! Hear the name of one of the objects then tap the right picture among many others. See how many you get correct before time runs out. Choose how many images to include in the Catholic Tap It game to make it easier for little ones or more challenging for older children and adults. You can optionally display the word instead of (or in addition to) hearing it’s name. Helps teach word association and image recognition.
Give the Gift of Learning!
The app makes the perfect Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, RCIA, Christmas, Easter or Birthday present.
Help your little one fall in love with Jesus Christ and the Church He founded! Giving Catholic Words & Games as a gift will assist them in preparing to receive the Sacraments and inaugurate a lifelong journey of learning about the wonders of their Catholic faith.
For Apple devices: Pay for the app now, and a code (with simple instructions ) is sent to your loved one by email so they can download Catholic Words & Games free of charge to their Apple (iOS) phone or tablet. You choose the date when the code is sent, add a personal message and even select a theme for the emailed gift card. Here are instructions to gift the app for Apple devices.
For Android devices: Purchase a Google Play gift card which can be redeemed online. Google play gift cards for Android devices can be purchased at several national outlets. Here is a list of retailers where gift cards can be purchased.
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