List/Grid Tag Archives: letters

matching

Matching! My First Brain Training

Review Excerpt: This is a collection of didactic drills designed to introduced letters, numbers and colors in four languages (English, French, Catalan and Spanish).  Subscribers, please ...
sounds

Sounds for Fun – s, b, m, t, h, c

Review Excerpt: In this musical introduction to letters and letter sounds, each letter is introduced musically in rhyme, followed by a multiple-choice quiz, and a chance to trace the ...
curious

Curious About Letters

Review Excerpt: Two activities  — upper/lower letter matching, and letter tracing, feature the Man with the Yellow Hat and Curious George. Subscribers, please log into our database ...
cursive

Cursive Writing Wizard – Trace Letters and Words

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a highly customizable cursive writing tutorial that takes up where Writing Wizard (CTR, Sept 13) leaves off. A suite of parent/teacher ...
rosetta

Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Letter Sounds

Review Excerpt: Rosetta Stone Lingo Letter Sounds is a free app that contains a nice taste of a what Rosetta Stone hopes will be many future apps. The idea is to solve workbook-like ...
playdoh

PLAY-DOH Create ABCs

Review Excerpt: The genius of Play-Doh is that you can make anything at your own pace, and failure is not an option. That’s not the case with this Play-Doh inspired app. Each ...
drawbug

Happy Draw Bug

Review Excerpt: This is a set of guided drawing lessons that makes it possible to see the lines you are supposed to draw before you draw them. It’s another example of a pedagogy ...
abc

Goodnight ABC

Review Excerpt: This interactive alphabet lets children freely explore 26 screens (one screen per letter), each containing a dozen or so interactive hot spots. Each screen has a day ...
abcplane

ABC Airplane

Review Excerpt: Letter tracing is more fun when you have your own set of drawing tools, especially when one is a pretty monarch butterfly who leaves a trail of flowers as you trace ...
looklearn

Look & Learn: Animal Alphabet

Review Excerpt: Six activities combine letter recognition concepts with animals themes. Content includes 60 animals, 100 photographs, animal facts and sound effects. Games include A ...
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 ...
tiny

Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus

Review Excerpt: Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus introduces the letters of the alphabet by way of a nicely illustrated school bus and a good metaphor (picking up letter sounds). There are two ...
name

Write My Name

Review excerpt: This app is designed to help children learn to write their own letters and words using the correct sequence and strokes by tracing uppercase and lowercase letters. Features ...
Alphabeast

Alphabeast

Review excerpt: This is a simple flash card app based on the Irish illustrator Chris Judge’s picture book, featuring The Lonely Beast. The 26 interactive hand-drawn scenes feature ...
kumon

Kumon Uppercase ABC’s – Learn to Trace Letters

Review excerpt: Carefully constructed and very didactic (controlled) this letter tracing app contains two activities specifically designed to teach children to write uppercase letters ...
play

Fingerprint Play Maker

Review excerpt: This is part of a series of apps that feature a new Mom-Comm tracking mechanism, that lets you look over the should on what your child does using Facebook or email. ...
Picture 1

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: ...
Picture 7

Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure

Review excerpt: This collection of 16 tightly scripted, one player games is designed to introduce typical school readiness concepts to a young child. In the Wii version, children hold ...
Picture 10

Rocket Math

Review excerpt: Here’s a fun twist on math drills that uses a tried and true metaphor– rockets, to keep things interesting. You start by building a rocket by dragging and ...
Picture 2

Leapster Explorer: Disney Princess Pop-Up Story Adventures

Review excerpt: This new format Leapster cartridge (for Leapster Explorer only) targets girls with seven princess-themed games. As you flip through pages of the book, reading-related ...
dots

Preschool Connect the Dots Game (App)

Review Excerpt: What could be better than an old-fashioned dot-to-dot puzzle? A touch-screen version, naturally. To connect the dots, children touch the letters or numerals in sequential ...
cars-zippity

Zippity Disney/Pixar Cars

Review Excerpt: One of three themed cartridges that extend the Zippity. By jumping on the mat, children fill in potholes; faster jumps equals fuller holes. Other titles in the series ...
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Alphabet Soup

Review Excerpt: Designed to look like a pot of soup, this battery-operated phonics toy comes with an attached talking spoon that prompts children to find the letters needed to spell ...
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