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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Reading Raven App Review

Finally – a seriously educational app that leads children from early phonological awareness and phonics right up to reading full sentences while integrating printing skills and teaching through games. Reading Raven is an incredible learn-to-read app, easily the best I’ve encountered to date in the App Store. I’m in love, and so are my kids.

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Bob Books #2 – Reading Magic

I unreservedly recommend Bob Books #2. Not only is it both educationally sound and phonics-oriented, my children thankfully love it as well. Whether you use letter names or letter sounds to read and spell with, Bob Books #2 will work for your family with its flexible settings. It will gently move your child towards spelling and reading simple words and sentences and he’ll have fun doing it!

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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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Learn With WordFriends App Review

Learn With WordFriends provides a unique, context-rich way to learn about word and letter awareness, early vocabulary and spelling through the construction of the word friend animals and objects out of the letters that spell their names.

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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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Kids Crosswords App Review

Learning Touch has applied their streamlined, rock solid approach to early phonics and spelling in this flexible crosswords app. Kids Crosswords is easy to use and educationally sound, making it an ideal first crosswords app for kindergarten and first grade.

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