Alphabet Aquarium App Review

Alphabet Aquarium is a bright and colorful puzzle-based alphabet app that contains a HUGE number of alphabet puzzles.  With 4 different puzzle types there are104 educational puzzles in all!  With lots of alphabet words and sentences included, the app also makes a nice first-words alphabet storybook that’s driven by puzzle completion.

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Interactive Alphabet ABCs App Review

Interactive Alphabet ABCs is a classic alphabet app, containing everything a parent could want in a digital ABC book while having clear, simple navigation that even toddlers can work with. Letter names, letter sounds, the alphabet song – its all here and its all done well. There’s a reason Interactive Alphabet has remained a top seller in the App Store for years.

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Pocket Charts! Pro App Review

Pocket Charts! Pro is an amazing value with twenty distinct, hands-on educational activities in total. Ranging from preschool through to grade 1 skills, the activities in this app combine the traditional and effective methodology of pocket charts without the muss, fuss, pieces, or set-up time AND it’s lap-sized for friendly sharing between parent and child!

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ABC Day App Review

ABC Day contains a sweet variety of early literacy activities that are cute and nicely designed for young children. The navigational options and inclusion of both lower and upper case, letter names and phonics, alphabet book, song, and tracing practice will make this app a great comprehensive choice for Pre/K once a few more kinks are worked out. Keep an eye on this one.

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i Learn With Boing: Ice Land Adventures App Review

With tiered instruction, detailed tracking, an addictive, integrated rewards app, and appealing game play for young learners, i Learn With Boing: Ice Land Adventures! has great appeal for both parents and children. The sound phonics-based approaches for early reading and spelling combined with letter recognition skills pack a good deal of educational value into this fun app.

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Super 3D Alphabet App Review

Super 3D Alphabet includes a nice range of games and activities to reinforce the connections between letter names and their upper case written forms. With five different activities included: 3D puzzles, two memory games (visual and acoustic), find the letters, and a letter tracing activity – there are a lot of reinforcement opportunities here. Some shine – like the puzzles – others are best passed – like the letter tracing – but overall there’s a nice assortment of solid activities in this app.

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ABCKit App Review

ABCKit is a well-rounded, multi-sensory early learning app that includes plenty of phonetic reinforcement throughout three learning activities (Know, Hear, Write) in three languages (English, Spanish, Catalan). This isn’t a splashy app, but it can serve as an effective teaching tool for pre-readers and early foreign language students.

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TJ’s Picture Dictionary App Review

TJ’s Picture Dictionary is a bright, easy-to-use picture dictionary with lots of audio content to keep pre-readers engaged and exploring first words and accessible, context-rich definitions. This app makes an interesting bridge between short first words books and the longer, traditional print children’s dictionaries.

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ABC Spy App Review

ABC Spy is a fun and creative way to explore the alphabet through photography, letting your child create his own ABC book and video in a snap! This easy to use digital version of an ABC notebook has been an instant hit in our house. My children have felt very empowered by their ability to make their own interactive ABC book.

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Pre-K Letters and Numbers

Pre-K Letters and Numbers is an app designed to teach children to print their letters (both upper case and lower case a-z), write their numbers (1-9, and 0), and even to write two letter together to form two-letter blends – most of these are what are referred to as digraphs, r-controlled vowels, and vowel teams in intensive phonics programs (sh, er, oo etc. I counted 20 of these more advanced phonics teams.)

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