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Free Resources

Get more out of our apps by downloading our free add-on resources.

They are ready to use collections of stories for Special Stories and words, pictures and audio for Special Words.

You can personalise all the resources to make things relatable to children, or extend learning further by adding to them with your own content.

Available to download into Special Words (all editions) and Special Stories

Annual Events

Birthday word list

Birthday, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas & Holiday, New Year

 

Miscellaneous

School word list

Cars, Colours, Emotions, Lots of Socks, School, Shapes, Toilet Training, Where is the Sock?

Available to download into Special Words Pro and Plus

Geography

Rainforest word list

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Little Critters, Rainforest, The Solar System, Transport, Weather, Woodland & Forest, Under the Sea

History

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Egyptian, Castles, Great fire of London, Stone Age

Understanding of the World

Life cycle of a butterfly word list

Life cycle of a butterfly, Life cycle of a flower, Life cycle of a frog

People & Communities

People who help us word list

People who help us, Positive behaviour

Speech & Language

Speech and language S sounds word list

Sounds - listening, S sounds

Learning at Home

Animals word list

Special Words Plus only: Animals, British Money, Food and Drink, Garden, Park, Parts of the Body, Toys, First 100 Words, plus many more...

To download these free resources, please carefully follow the following steps:

Note: Add-ons are currently available with text and audio in British English. We will be adding more languages in the future, but meanwhile you can easily personalise the English add-ons for any other language. Some of the word lists have text but not audio and in these cases you can either record your own audio or make use of the text to speech facility in the apps.

For Special Words

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings.
  2. Open the app, go to Word List. In web-based and native iOS editions tap the action button (top right) and in native Android editions tap the menu button (top right). Select Import Word List, then Download from Special iApps.
  3. In native editions, if you have not yet registered and activated the app, follow the simple steps there to do so (not required in web editions).
  4. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  5. When download has completed, choose Add new profileNOT any of the Replace options.

For Special Stories

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings. 
  2. Open the app. On iOS tap action button (top left), or on Android tap menu (top left) and select Sharing. Then select Import Story, then Download from Special iApps
  3. If you have not yet registered and activated the app, follow the simple steps there to do so.
  4. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  5. When download has completed, choose Add new collectionNOT any of the Replace options.