List/Grid Tag Archives: letter recognition

montesori

Movable Alphabet – A Montessori Approach to Language

Review Excerpt: There are now over 500 Montessori-related apps in the iTunes store, and as you might expect, quality varies. This is one of the low quality examples. It starts by offering ...
cat

My Life as a Cat

Review Excerpt: This app introduces us to a little girl named Samantha, who imagines how her life would be if she were a cat. She figures out that it wouldn’t be all that fun. ...
pbsparents

PBS Parents Play & Learn App

Review Excerpt: PBS Parents Play & Learn App is the first app designed for parents (according to the press release). It is designed to provide a set of math and reading games that ...
abcs

Madagascar: My ABCs

Review Excerpt: This app is designed to let children build their own alphabet book by dragging letter-related stickers onto a letter screen. These pages can be saved as images in your ...
critter

Trip, The – Little Critter Reading Adventure

Review Excerpt: In this Mercer Meyer story, you start with a choice of the classic “just read” and “reading adventure” modes. The story is a good one … ...
pooh

Letters with Pooh

Review Excerpt: Featuring authentic Winnie the Pooh graphics and narration, this app combines a storybook format with simple tracing games designed to introduce each letter of the alphabet.  ...
imake

Faces iMake ABC

Review Excerpt: Here’s a collection of 26 drag and drop puzzles — one per letter. Each follows a letter-related theme. For the letter P, for example, you are first shown ...
endlessalphabet

Endless Alphabet

Review Excerpt: This app playfully introduces each letter, and shows children how the letters can be combined, like a jigsaw puzzle, to make words. Each letter becomes animated, sounds ...
abctheater

ABC Theater: Alphabet Song

Review Excerpt: This app is set in a puppet show. By tracing each letter, children help a letter-themed puppet come to life to act out a short letter-related skit. The app begins with ...
bogga

Bogga Alphabet

Review Excerpt: This simple app lets children build their own alphabet letters. First they “paint” each letter using one of six colors. Next, they can visit the refrigerator ...
abc

ABC House

Review Excerpt: Seventh in the series of the ABC apps from Peapod Labs (see also Music, Food, Baby Zoo Animals, Wildlife, Play and Go), ABC House turns your iPad or iPhone screen into ...
weeabc

Wee A B See

Review Excerpt: This is an animal-themed, 26 screen alphabet book based on a solid play pattern — find hidden letters. The idea is to start a new screen, listen to a short poem ...
playsquare

PlaySquare: WordWorld’s Happy Birthday Dog!

Review Excerpt: Billing itself as “touchable television”, this innovative new app mixes interactive play with TV- quality video, from the PBS show Word World. The result ...
jazz

Jazzy ABC

Review Excerpt: Jazzy ABC turns an alphabet line into an introduction to jazz, where a A stands for accordion, and Z gives you a Zither. The hand-drawn graphics aren’t real, but ...
zoo

ABC ZooBorns

Review Excerpt: ABC ZooBorns turns your iPad or iPhone screen into an alphabet-themed visual encyclopedia. You start by touching one of the approximately 150 thumbnail images (156 ...
touchwrite

Touch and Write

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a slippery letter or numeral game, where your job is to fill in all the outlines (both upper and lower case) with your choice of 16 substances ...
ready

Ready to Print

Review excerpt: This is a set of nine leveled touch screen exercises designed to practice the fine-motor skills needed to make letters. The idea is to use the iPad’s multi-touch ...
abc

VivaKids’ ABC

Review excerpt: This app features 26 letter-themed animated routines. It is especially designed to introduce children to various art techniques. For example, the letter V is made out ...
cpd

Children’s Picture Dictionary

Review excerpt: This talking picture dictionary contains 1,700 words accompanied by pictures and spoken sentences. Children can swipe through the pictures, just exploring, or they can ...
letter

Letter of the Day Interactive Activities

Review excerpt: Here’s a set of dry, animated lessons designed to cover letter formation and letter sounds.  The design is simple and direct, with four multiple-choice activities ...
letter

LetterReflex

Review excerpt: New from BinaryLabs (makers of Dexteria), LetterReflex takes on the common issue of letter reversals. The app features kinesthetic learning techniques to help kids tell ...
bugs

Bugs and Buttons

Review excerpt: Once you get past the idea of touching the swarms of realistic roaches, ants, or bees, children quickly fall for this collection of 18 counting and classification activities. ...
bob

Bob Books: Reading Magic 1

Review excerpt: The Bob Books app is based on the print editions of a popular workbook series (learn more at www.bobbooks.com). The app presents a step-by-step word-building experience, ...
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Antique ABCs

Review excerpt: The contents of this app are based on 26 hand-engraved alphabet prints made by the famous German lithographer Joseph Martin Kronheim (1810-1896). There are three modes: ...
abckit

ABCKit

Review excerpt: This letter recognition app is designed to introduce and teach letters in Spanish, based on the Montessori methodology. After each letter is introduced, children can ...
abcday

AbcDay

Review excerpt: The idea behind this alphabet app is to teach children to read and write the alphabet, one letter at a time. Activities include picking the right letter to fill in the ...
abcfood

ABC Food

Review excerpt: Fifth in the series of the ABC apps from Peapod Labs (see also Music, Wildlife, Play and Go), ABC Food turns your iPad or iPhone screen into an alphabet-themed visual ...
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Word Wizard

Review excerpt: Turn your iPad into a talking alphabet/language generator. To build a word, you drag it from an alphabet strip onto a 44 letter grid, where it snaps into place, pronouncing ...
letters

Learn My Letters

Review excerpt: This didactic set of multiple-choice problems presents four letters or pictures, and verbally prompts children to “touch the picture that starts with the letter ...
Picture 1

Dexteria

Review excerpt: Calling all occupational therapists. Now you can turn your iPad into a fine motor skill assessment and practice instrument. The $10 app, was inspired when an app developer ...
abcmouse

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy

Review excerpt: This subscription-based curriculum for preschool through kindergarten lets children explore a wide variety of content in a structured way. After you log in, and pay ...
olive

Sing With Olive

Review excerpt: Nine royalty free nursery rhymes are played as animated slide shows; along with a set of flash cards, in this English learning app. Made by Singapore-based Peach Blossom ...
letterwriterspace

Letter Writer: Space

Review Excerpt: The second of two letter tracing apps (the first is Letter Writer: Oceans), this App combines a set of lower case letters with real space facts. For example, after you ...
letterwriteroceans

Letter Writer: Oceans

Review Excerpt: The first of two letter tracing apps (the second is Letter Writer: Space, that deals with lower case letters), this App combines a set of upper case letters with real ...
fish

Fish School

Review Excerpt: Children explore with their fingertips, in this colorful underwater playground, where a school of quick swimming fish illustrate numerals (up to 20),  the alphabet ...
animals

A-Z Animals 1.1

Review Excerpt: The content of this iPod Touch app includes one flash card per letter, which are presented randomly. For each letter, you see three animals. The idea is that you see ...
princessandfrog

Zippity Disney Princess Magical Movement & Learning

Review Excerpt: Designed exclusively for the Zippity High Energy Learning System, this cartridge plugs into the base of the game system to offer three additional games — Ariel’s ...
Touch and Learn

Touch & Learn Super Duper Computer

Review Excerpt: This toy laptop comes with a small, extremely low resolution color touch screen, a membrane alphabetical keyboard and 35 reading and matching games. Content is based ...
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