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App of the Week: Kids solve alphabet puzzles, learn phonics

By Laura Devaney
August 4th, 2014

This app is designed to build phonics skills for young learners

app-phonicsName: AlphaTots Alphabet

What is it? This pre-k app is designed to teach your little sprout basic ABC phonics and letters. AlphaTots is a touch interactive game that features puzzles that help build the foundation your toddler needs to learn how to read. By solving puzzles and doing phonics-related activities, your toddler will learn that phonics are fun.

Best for: Ages 5 and younger

Price: $2.99

Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up

Features:

Help your little sprouts learn their ABC alphabet by playing fun touch-based activities, which pronounce the phonics of each letter as they complete each task. Whether your kid is “B-uilding” robots, “D-igging” for treasure or “Z-apping” alien spaceships, they’ll have a blast learning their ABCs and their sounds. It’s easy for your kids to learn if they’re having fun!

• 26 fun and interactive ABC puzzles and activities that help kids learn all 26 letters! Complete with voicing and sounds!
• An engaging ABC sing-along song that helps kids learn and recite their ABCs and commit them to memory.
• Large and colorful letters in games and song that your kids can easily read, in both upper and lower case.
• Safe, worry-free play with a Parent Gate and no third-party ads, so your toddler can stay focused on learning without distractions.

Link:

iTunes

Android

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura