Speak and Spell
"Speak and Spell" has been around awhile, speaking to its enduring popularity. This nicely designed toy, with a brightly colored and easy-to-use console, makes spelling enjoyable, helping youngsters (7-years-old and up) learn how to spell over 150 commonly misspelled words by using a speech synthesizer. Five play modes are featured: spelling words after hearing them "spoken" by the console; figuring out a word by guessing the letters in a certain number of tries; pronouncing and spelling words as they appear on the screen; listening to pronounced letters to reinforce learning; and playfully deriving a secret code from a word entered on the screen. In a phrase: spelling made fun!