Winning Words LLC Releases Vocabulary Building Apps Designed by Local Teacher

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Winning Words takes the familiar game of memory match, and adds a fun twist. Instead of matching two pictures, you have to match two synonyms, antonyms or other word combinations.

These apps are now in 111 countries, and have been downloaded over 2.6 million times.

A little over two years ago, Winning Words LLC announced that it has released six apps to the iTunes App Store for use on the Apple iPad. Winning Words founder and app creator Barri Lynn Baltic is no stranger to building vocabulary skills. As a classroom teacher in Central Islip, NY, Ms. Baltic saw the need for this kind of practice, especially when it is accompanied by a fun experience for the student.

“My goal was to make my match games modern by using technology,” says Ms. Baltic, who is promoting the games via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and a custom website (

For now, the apps are free in the iTunes App Store and are Ms. Baltic's contribution to the world of education. Ms. Baltic notes that schools have downloaded the apps by the thousands for use on the schools iPads. These apps are now in 111 countries and have been downloaded over 2.6 million times.

“It is very gratifying to get such a positive response from other teachers, since the idea came from games that I created for my students,” Ms. Baltic commented.

On February 24, 2014 Ms. Baltic’s Winning Words Match games were featured on eSchool News as ‘App of the Week’. This was the first time that her apps were featured and since then they have been featured many, many times some of which include: My Many Special Ways, One Appy Mama, Smart Apps 4 Kids, three times on Apps Gone Free the most recent being on June 19th, 2016, Texas School for the Deaf, Appydazeblog, Appadvice, Fun Educational Apps, Cool Apps for School, and on speech and ESL blogs.

Each game accommodates up to four players and there are three levels of play. Playing these games increases reading, vocabulary and stimulates memory.

Synonym Match, Antonym Match, Singular and Plural Match, Compound Word Match, Double Letter Match, and Homophone Match from Winning Words LLC can be found in the iTunes App Store.

About Winning Words LLC
Winning Words evolved from Ms. Baltic’s successful activities that she developed while teaching to have children enjoy learning. She expanded the activities so school age children as well as adults could enjoy them.

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