If you want your student or kid to be a better speller, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Search and download the following free applications for iPad and let your kids practice and improve their spelling skills while playing games. It’s fun, fast and free. 

Teaching Spelling With Free iPad Apps for Teachers and Parents

  1. 1000 Sight Words Superhero HD - freeThe most common 1000 words are used 13 times more frequently than the next most common 1000 words! Mastering this relatively small group of words yields a high rate of return when it comes to reading and writing.
  2. 5 Letter Spelling Free - freeThis app can help you improve your spelling of popular 5 letter English words. It does that by announcing the word and showing just the letters that make it. As you touch the letters and spell the word correctly, the word begins to form at the top. When you complete the whole word, the word is spoken again and it drifts to the center of the screen.
  3. A+ Spelling Test - free"If you want your kid to be a better speller, then download this app now! With this app spelling tests become a fun activity that your kids look forward to each time.
  4. A+ Spelling Test Pro - freeIf you want your kid to be a better speller, then download this app now! With this app spelling tests become a fun activity that your kids look forward to each time.
  5. ABC Spelling Magic 2 Consonant Blends - freeSpelling is fun and easy with ABC Spelling Magic 2. This level focuses on teaching consonant blends. ABC Spelling Magic 2 teaches the sounds of the letters and how to build words. This app can help your child learn the sounds of the alphabet. This app indirectly teaches the essential reading skill of segmenting as well. Two levels of challenge are available.
  6. ABC Spelling Magic Short Vowel Words - freeSpelling is fun and easy with ABC Spelling Magic. It teaches the sounds of the letters and how to build words. This app can help your child learn the sounds of the alphabet. This app indirectly teaches the essential reading skill of segmenting as well. Two levels of challenge are available. 
  7. ABC: My First Words - freeEasy to use, this application teaches children of ages 4 to 7 their first words of everyday life. Your child will learn and discover a new world while having fun. This app is already ranked among the best in the “education” category.
  8. Amazing First Words:Christmas - freeLooking for something entertain but also educational for your kids? Amazing First Words is a must-have! It provides hours of fun, laughter and learning.
  9. Back & Forth 2 - freeBack & Forth 2 is fresher, leaner & meaner. And the best part, now you can play for free until your obsession takes over.
  10. Build A Word Express - free Build A Word Spelling – School Edition Application helps children as young as three learn how to spell. Children are motivated through positive reinforcement in the form of a fun balloon popping game (optional) offered after each successfully "written" word.  
  11. Chicktionary for iPad - freeCHICKTIONARY COOP is the next generation of the award-winning CHICKTIONARY word game named as a Top 25 iPad App for Kids by TIME and a Top iPhone and iPad App for Grade-Schoolers by MSNBC, Mashable and Tecca. 
  12. Come Learn Spellings (primary) - freeCome Learn Spellings, simple flash cards that help learn some common spellings. These flashcards spells the word as you watch them. Repetition helps to memorize these words.
  13. Dictation English - free English Dictation is an educational and fun game to improve your writing skills and language knowledge. The game has settings for both the starting typist as for the seasoned typist that needs a challenge. The system has the knowledge of thousands of words. 
  14. Doodle Hangman Free (for older children only) - freeDoodle Hangman Free is a fun animated hangman game that you will want to play again and again. Now with 2 player mode so you can enter your own words and play with a friend! Categories include: Animals, Christmas & Winter, Clothes, Countries, Elements, Foods, Fruits & Veggies, Human Body, Kings & Pirates, Plants & Trees, Sports and Random.
  15. Jumbo Wordsearch - free A full-screen, multi-touch word search puzzle designed for the iPad's larger screen. Select from several categories of word lists and three difficulty levels and the app creates a puzzle for you automatically. You get to play a different puzzle every time!
  16. Kids Can Spell - Animals - free Carefully designed and tailor made with children and for children “Kids Can Spell – Animals” does it all. In this app your kids will have the opportunity to encounter as many as 50 different animals, learn about their image, sound and most importantly – how to spell it. 
  17. Kids Crosswords – freeKids Crossword an ingenious idea of engaging and entertaining your kids with hidden learning has been transformed into an app for age group of 4-8 yrs. Unrivaled by a new crosswords every time you start with it.
  18. Kids First Spelling House - freeLearn about interesting things we have in the house. Enjoy 4 categories with rich vocabulary of buildings, house items and kitchen supplies. See familiar words in Mix category. Become a Spelling pro, while enjoying bright images and great audio. Remember new words and know how to spell them!
  19. KinderSpell - freeKinderSpell is a Kindergarden Educational App for preschool children. It helps children to build up vocabulary of many English words.
  20. Learn with WordFriends - freeLearn with WordFriends is the exciting new educational game from WordWorld, the Emmy-winning show seen on PBS.  Build and discover words with all of your child favorite characters: Dog, Duck, Sheep, Ant, Bear, Pig and Frog. Learn with WordFriends delivers hours of fun with three puzzles to play.
  21. Little Speller - Three Letter Words LITELittle Speller is an exciting interactive game that helps your child rapidly learn to read, write, and spell words all with just the touch of their finger. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in moving their first letters around the page. Ideal for ages 0 to 6.
  22. Little Stars - Word Wizard - freeLittle Stars - Word Wizard s a fun educational app for kids that helps kids discover and learn spelling. While your kids will enjoy playing this game, they will be learning new words, their spellings, and phonetic sounds.
  23. My Spelling Test: Free - freeDo you want your child to be a better speller? Imagine your kids begging you to practice for their next spelling test. This app is like creating your own spelling bee and is a great way to save time on homework. This app has been proven to improve student's spelling tests scores or spelling grades.
  24. PICKnSPELL for Kids - free PICKnSPELL for iPhone ranked #3 in the Education category! This is a fun, easy to use, educational application for kids! First guess who i am by choosing a picture then drag and drop the correct letter from the alphabet into the wooden box.
  25. Quizard Lite - freeQuizard Lite is a smart flashcard application that allows you to create sets of up to 20 flashcards for your own use or download them from Quizlet, Flashcard Exchange, Course Hero, or Study Stack on the web. Study material, quiz using multiple choice answers, and then give yourself a final test! Quizard can be used by any age using any material that you can enter on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. You can also add photos to your flashcards from the photo sharing site flickr.com, as well as upload your sets to Flashcard Exchange.
  26. Sight Words by Little Speller - freeSight Words, also known as the Dolch List are an integral part in learning how to read. The Dolch Word list contains 220 words that make up the most common words of the English language and are easiest learned by sight. It is important for young readers to be able to instantly recognize these high frequency words in order to be proficient and fluent readers.
  27. Skill Builder Spelling - freeThis application allows you to create quizzes in any language! It allows up to 10 tests which you can edit and then test yourself on!  It has 2 modes you can use to test your spelling: - Classic: In this mode It shows you the current word but it disappears once you start typing which is very similar to the "look cover write check" approach used universally by many schools. -Jumbled: In this mode It jumbles up the current word and you have to unjumble it!
  28. Sounds and Spelling – freeBeautifully illustrated by Kirby Shannon, Sounds & Spelling is the latest children's learning book featuring popular Imagineer animals like parrots, pigs and octopuses with some new favorites like the dolphin and the fish! This interactive learning book teaches kids how to spell the names of 6 animals in the free version, and 9 animals in the farm pack upgrade. Plus they can listen to the sound the animal makes.
  29. Speaking Spelling Bee - freeThe “speak and spell” training drill for everyone: K-12 students, parents, educators. ** NEW: now with Siri's voice! ** Build your spelling accuracy and vocabulary with this entertaining app! We wrote this app for our kids who needed spelling help. We couldn't find any apps that let us create and share our own spelling lists, nor any that would automatically read the words out loud.
  30. Spelling Bug Free - freeKids learn to spell the most needed words as they play. Application presents each word by displaying a picture and pronounces the word and presents the letters that are needed to make the word. Kids use there hand to arrange the letters in the right order to make the word. Using this not only your kid will learn to spell the common words; he/she will also learn how to say them.
  31. Spelling Cat - freeSpelling Cat is a feline and jazz themed education tool designed to help the player improve their spelling ability. Players challenge their ability to spell words correctly in mini-games. The game incorporates word comprehension attuned to the particular grade level, based upon excerpts from grade-appropriate reading materials. The game is also designed to be flexible enough to assist anyone regardless of his or her spelling proficiency. A central feature of the game is the creation and customization of word lists to use in the games. One of the key functions of this app is that teachers can create their own word lists for students to study. 
  32. Spelling Mastery - freeFree Spelling Mastery - a fun spelling game suitable for all ages and nationalities. Contains over 600 English words that are most commonly misspelled. You can also listen to how the words sound (in British English). A reference dictionary containing spelling words from the game is also included.
  33. Spelling Notebook Free - free Create a personalized list of words to practice. Test your spelling - hear each word spoken. Get a star for each correct word. Practice just the words you have yet to master. Retest your words at anytime. Students can practice their words independently. 
  34. Spelling Practice 2 Free - freeThis app can help you improve your spelling of popular 1,000 English words. It does that by announcing the word and showing just the letters that make it. As you touch the letters and spell the word correctly, the word begins to form at the top. When you complete the whole word, the word is spoken again and it drifts to the center of the screen.
  35. Spelling Practice Free - freeThis app can help you improve your spelling of popular 1,000 English words. It does that by announcing the word and showing just the letters that make it. As you touch the letters and spell the word correctly, the word begins to form at the top. When you complete the whole word, the word is spoken again and it drifts to the center of the screen.
  36. Spelling Wizard 1 - freeWith an animated wizard, bright green flashing spells, and magical sound effects, Spelling Wizard transforms simple spelling and letter practice into an enjoyable iPhone / iPad game for 4 - 6 year olds. 
  37. Spelling Wizard 2 - free With an animated wizard, bright green flashing spells, and magical sound effects, Spelling Wizard transforms basic spelling and letter practice into an enjoyable iPhone/iPad game for 4 - 6 year olds. 
  38. Spellvetica - free Combine your block-dropping ability with your word-smithing powers to achieve greatness! 
  39. Sproutster HD - free This riveting and charitable game is the best we’ve ever played,” our moms have told their friends. All the proceeds from advertising are donated to the UN World Food Program to feed malnourished kids. In Sproutster, you’re a little sprout-dude who is running around catching falling raindrop letters. After you spell a word in your bucket, you dump it on a rice plant and the plant sprouts a word leaf. You travel the world growing rice and we donate the rice you grow to feed real kids. The more you play, the more we donate!
  40. Ultimate Word Search Free - freeUltimate Word Search Free (Wordsearch) has 11 categories filled with fun word search puzzles. If you like Word Search puzzles, then this is the game for you! Select the words by tapping on the start and then end. Or you can tap and drag a line as well. When the correct words are found they are automatically crossed out. Find all 12 words to get a new puzzle.