Scribblenauts as a learning tool

 I’m a big believer in making learning fun so this morning I bought Scribblenauts Unlimited [Download] ,which helps kids learn typing and spelling skills. That’s not its prime purpose. Like any video game, its to provide fun. The idea is that you can type various words such as nouns and adjectives to add things to the game to help your character achieve goals.
IMG_1438So Daniel typed ‘Nyan Cat’ which is this odd little cartoon cat shaped like a Pop-tart, with rainbows flowing out of its butt, and lo-and-behold, it shows up in the game. Other odd things include adding RPG, wings you can fly, and even God.
So Danny added God, only to click and dragged him into a box, then deleted him. I laughed “Oh no, you deleted God!” But there was no thunderclap or anything.
I sat watching him play and a number of times he misspelled things, but remembered them the next time he needed to type them. He also asked me often how this or that was spelled, such as words like ‘nuclear’ and ‘rocket’.
I might play this myself. I’m curious now what outrageous things you can add to the game just by typing it in.
Here is a famous Youtuber, PewDiePie, going through a walkthrough with the game;


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