“Words in Bubbles – Picture Words” is a simple fun game that encourages young children to read through play and interaction. The game is suitable for children ages 2-6.
The goal of the game is to motivate children to read simple words. The game starts with a scene and a question/problem for them to solve. e.g
“where does the penguin live?"
“who can swing on the vines?”
“who is pulling Santa’s sleigh?"
Children can listen to the question
Next, they are asked to choose the correct picture to solve the problem. The answer options are pictures in bubbles that become words when the children tap them. This way the children get to look at many words that repeat through the game.
The words are simple but chosen carefully. Words for every scene might rhyme, start or end with the same sound, include the same sound or they can be very different.
When the users choose a word, they “put it” in the scene, and the scene changes to show them if their answer was right or wrong. Wrong answers can be a funny surprise for the child. Trying out even the wrong answers/words gives them the chance to see, listen, compare and read more words.
The questions include sight words that repeat often. For example: who lives here? what does Mary need?
In this first version of the game there are 38 scenes/questions and over 450 words. Around 150 words are sight words that repeat through the questions.
The hero of the game ,Bub, the bubble ninja, gives the answers in flowing bubbles, and surprises them with motivating rewards.