If you have dyslexia, there’s no need to avoid hard puzzles and word games any longer.

There are many educational apps and online games that will help teach reading, spelling, and much more in a playful setting — while providing beneficial practice for dealing with dyslexia.

Below is a list of apps and online games for enjoyment (and a little educational value).

 

New Games

Word Witt

Word Witt - $26.95

A positive and unexpected way to naturally reinforce phonemic awareness, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary, concentration, and mental agility. Word Witt provides meaningful and unique opportunities to think, react, master, compete, and laugh, while building self-esteem, self-confidence, social skills and connections.

We are grateful to the good people at Word Witt for generously donating a portion of the sales to DyslexiaHelp. Support DyslexiaHelp, use the code ‘DyslexiaHelp’ at checkout.

 

App Games for iOS & Android

Draw Something

Draw Something - Free

Compatible with iOS and Android

Like Pictionary, this game gives you a word to draw out for other players to guess. You get many colors and tools with which to draw, but you're timed, so draw fast!

 

Words with Friends

Words with Friends - Free

Compatible with iOS and Android

Much like Scrabble, Words with Friends is one of the most popular iOS and Android apps available today. Try to spell out the most complex words for the most points!

 

Individual Online Games

Language Game: Anagrams

Language Game: Anagrams

In this game of anagrams, the goal is of course to create as many words as you can in a given amount of time, with a given set of letters.

 

Boggle Bash

Boggle Bash - Free

Like the classic Boggle game, in Boggle Bash you must try to find as many words as you can before the clock runs out. Watch out—the game jumbles the letters for the last minute of the last round!

 

Chicktionary

Chicktionary - Free

Try to spell as many words as you can from the letters on the chickens and solve the puzzle as fast as possible. Once you guess enough words, you will fill up the empty egg rack and advance to the next round.

 

Frog's Rhyming Machine

Frog's Rhyming Machine - Free

Press the button to have the frog generate a word for you with his bubble machine. Then, when three other words pop out of the machine, match the ones that rhyme. If you get it right, the frog will highlight and read the words aloud to you.

 

Knoword

Knoword - Free

Knoword is a quick thinking game that helps boost vocabulary, spelling, speed of thought, as well as increasing analytical, observational, and typing skills. The object of the game is to complete as many words as possible by guessing a word based on its definition and first letter.

 

Penguin Jump Multiplication

Penguin Jump Multiplication

Solve the math problems as they scroll as well as compete against others to get to the top.

 

Scrabble

Scrabble - Free

Spell words and let them build off of each other with this online version of the classic game. The more complex the word, the more points you get and the more you learn!

 

Word Whomp

Word Whomp - Free

Try to spell as many words as you can from a given set of letters before time runs out. The more words you unscramble, the more points and bonuses you receive.

 

Game Websites

ABCya

ABCya - Free

ABCya contains educational online games and activities for elementary students that were created or approved by certified school teachers.

 

DyslexiaGames.com

DyslexiaGames.com - Various Prices

This website has tons of games, puzzles, and drawing/art projects available for purchase that aim to help dyslexic children learn better.

 

Math Playground

Math Playground

This website has tons of games and puzzles for kids who want an element of fun in their learning!

 

Logic Puzzles

Logic Puzzles - Free

Logic Puzzles contains a plethora of educational and fun games that will all test and strengthen your logic skills.

 

PBS Kids

PBS Kids - Free

The PBS Kids website contains dozens of fun activities, all organized, right on the home page, by type. Aside from reading, literacy, and spelling games, there are measurement games, math games, memory games, and much more. (Also, be sure to check out Word World on PBS Kids for lots of fun word games.)

 

Starfall

Starfall - Free

Starfall is a free public service site that aims to teach children to read with phonics. Their systematic phonics approach and phonemic awareness practice is perfect for younger students, students with learning disabilities, and ESL students.

 

Word Central

Word Central - Free

These "robot" games target spelling, language skills, and vocabulary. The Alpha-Bot pronounces words to help test spelling skills, the Robo-Bee pollinates flowers with words on them to help test language skills, and much more.

 

Other Games

The Storymatic! Kids

The Storymatic! Kids - $29.95

The Storymatic! Kids is a great game for young learners as they learn to write and create stories. Using just cards, kids can use their imagination to create a story while developing good writing skills—it’s a good game for the classroom or at home.