Words With Friends! My multigenerational Sandwich Generation family is all falling victim to its delightful charms. I have to admit, when I started this game with a friend, I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I have to warn you, it can be positively addicting. And so much fun. (Can you tell, I LOVE word games.)
A few days after we had started, I was babysitting my local grandchildren and I noticed it was my turn. I had a couple of free minutes, so I picked a word and showed my grandkids what I was doing. They were enthralled, so I let them play the next word. That's how they got hooked and I realized what a fun way this would be to help them work with phonics, reading, spelling, and word vocabulary!
We used my account for a few games, but then the grandkids all wanted their own. It really isn't made for more than one player per iPhone BUT there is one way to do two per iPhone. Download the free Words With Friends game app and sign up with one email address, then upgrade to the paid game app, and sign up on that with a different email address. Since I have an old iPhone that I keep as a babysitting helper when out with the grandkids – loaded with their games, music, and audio books, I was able to do the same on that iPhone as well (and since it's under the same Apple account, there wasn't a second charge) – giving me separate accounts for four of us! (Make sure, of course, that you don't delete the FREE app 🙂 ).
We are having the best time playing games with each other. My oldest grandkids can usually make their own words, though I occasionally help them with longer ones for more points. My youngest grandkids and I make the words together, practicing sounding out the words and talking about the different sound endings as we make them. That makes them happy as they get higher points and are usually beating me! 🙂