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 4 - 8 years. A unique combination of physical and digital play that is intuitive for young students. Designed by an award-winning team of educators from Columbia University Teachers College, Tiggly Words helps students learn vowels, phonics, reading, and spelling in a fun-filled experience. This is the perfect manipulative for students who are ready to master their reading and literacy skills. The award winning Tiggly Words Learning System includes 5 interactive manipulatives combined with 4 playful learning games. Educators around the world are using Tiggly Words in thousands of schools.

Simply download the learning games onto your tablet, place your manipulative on the screen and the apps will react in real time!

Product Features:

 Includes 5 interactive vowel manipulatives and 4 learning games (free download on the App Store)

  • Combines physical and digital play to make the most of learning on iPad & other leading tablets
  • Compatible with all generations of iPad (excluding iPad1), iPad Air, iPad Pro, & iPad mini; and leading Android devices (Samsung, Kindle, and Kurio)
  • No Bluetooth, no Wi-Fi, no batteries needed—Tiggly manipulatives and learning games are easy to use and safe for your screen
  • Compatible with all major tablet covers and screen protectors
  • Manipulatives are non-toxic, washable, and strong enough to withstand heavy use
  • Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade
  • Free download of teacher guideline
  • Free customer support for teachers


More Information:

 Included in each box is 5 interactive vowel manipulatives, 4 learning games (free download on the App Store), and a carry pouch for easy transportation and storage

  • Learning Games Include:
    • Sesame Alphabet Kitchen: Turn learning vowels and new vocabulary words into a fun-filled cookie making experience. By creating letter cookies and decorating them in his kitchen, Chef Elmo helps kids learn about vowels. Through blending letter combinations to create words, Chef Cookie Monster helps your child ‘bake’ 3- and 4-letter words into delicious cookies.
    • Tiggly Story-Maker: Bring word building and storytelling to life! This game turns the process of creating three-letter words into a fun experiment. Two consonants sit on the bottom of the screen with a space in between and students use any vowel they wish on the screen to see if it creates a word. With the screen recording feature you can record up to a two-minute video of the words created during play: both video of the screen and your voice.
    • Tiggly Submarine: Come join Tiggly in an underwater world of vowel exploration and new word discovery! A hungry octopus, a tinkering turtle, and sea of vowel fish are just some of the hilarious characters you’ll meet and interact with in the app. Tiggly Submarine helps develop children’s understanding of simple words and short vowel sounds.
    • Tiggly Doctor: Examine a patient, make up action verbs, and perform the operations. A series of unexpected (and funny) operations – like pulling a dancing worm out with a forceps, snipping a leaky hose in a patient’s nose, and putting a floating rib back into place with your pliers. Tiggly Doctor is a “humerus” app, guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of all the curious learners who are just beginning to think about verbs and short and long vowel sounds.
  • Allows for students to play & work together in a collaborative way while sparking students’ interest in literacy
  • Intuitive for students of all ages (including early learners) to use
  • Creations made in the learning games can be saved onto the tablets camera roll, providing teachers the opportunity to share and print
  • Downloads can be made through Volume Purchase Programs and other mass download options
  • Educators receive free replacements for manipulatives for up to 2 years post purchase
  • 4  shapes (circle, square, star, triangle)
  • 3 free iPad apps (install instructions)
  • 1 felt pouch for easy storage and transport