For Mothers Day: A new Catholic children’s app worthy of Mom’s or Grandma’s phone

Annoyed by those banal apps designed to occupy children at a restaurant or in the car? Check out the joyfully intelligent, visually engaging Catholic Words and Games ($4.99) iOS and AndroidWhat better gift for mom or grandma on Mothers Day than an app for her phone or tablet that’s designed to engage those special children in her life in the vocabulary of our Catholic faith!

Photo from developer's web site.

Photo from Catholic Words and Games web site.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the idea of teaching children dumb-down descriptions of concrete objects associated with our faith life. It’s a tabernacle, not “Jesus’s little house.” Relax with this app! Catholic Words and Games respects your child’s intelligence, so he/she gets treated to the whole assortment of vibrant multi-syllabic ancient words packaged in an explosion of color and creative animation. We’re talking about all those musical names of familiar objects deeply associated with our liturgical life like incense, chasuble, aspergillum and ciborium. Okay, you want to know what some of these words are too? This app is tailored for both children and adults to explore the vibrant lexicon of our Catholic faith together. What better way to engage a child in that journey than with the challenge of a memory match, name match, tap or spelling contest?

Colorful and visually appealing annimated flash cards are the base of building a vocabulary that enables users to play four different games. So, as developers note, it’s like having five apps in one that reinforce your learning experience. And there’s no need to worry about whether your child will like the look and feel of play on this app because the graphic animation and overall design compete well with the most popular children’s apps in the market. As an added bonus, you’ll get a kick out of watching your little ones in church recognize the many vestments, vessels and other special objects used in the liturgy, throughout the liturgical season and amidst the practice of our spiritual devotions.

Check out the developer’s demonstration video below:

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother who worked for more than 30 years in marketing/communications which included 20 years in radio broadcasting including news director. She holds degrees in Journalism/Communication (BA) and English (MA) from St. Bonaventure University. In 2016 she authored the Vatican application for minor basilica status for The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, New York. Pope Francis granted that title in 2017. Research on the basilica formed the basis of her history book, A Place Set Apart. She previously authored the book, A Worthy and Capable Clergyman, the second part of the history book in a slightly different format. She is founder and editor of the website,, the #1 English language website cataloging/reviewing Catholic apps for mobile devices.

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