Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Interactive ABC App review

Learning to read is the most important skill for us to teach our children. In a world of television, computers, tablets, and cell phones there are more educational options, and more distractions than ever before. As a home schooling family, I am always watching out for educational content in everything my children do.

Interactive ABC HD - Pre-reading for Kids

By Kids Academy Company

Kids Academy Company has created an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch designed for children 2-6. This app teaches the alphabet in a fun, musical, and interactive way that is sure to engage your preschooler and form a sound reading foundation. 
The Basics

When starting out, parents create a profile for their child, or children and can add a photo for that profile. This makes it easy for the child to select their own profile when playing.
In Parents mode, parents can change settings, add profiles, and monitor their child's progress.

The alphabet is presented as colourful flashcards. Each letter is shown in upper and lower-case with animations and pictures. When your child taps a picture, it is animated and the word is spelled out. The phonetic sound of the featured letter is emphasized before the reading of the word.

My 3 year old loves this app. He feels grown up since he can use Mommy's iPad all on his own. 

Why You Will Love It
  • 100% safe. Interactive ABC has no ads and no social network integration. Made with parents in mind
  • Develops fine motor skills by tapping objects
  • Helps children increase their attention span as they concentrate on a task
  • Aligned to Kindergarten Reading Foundation skills of Common Core Standards
  • Focuses on upper and lower case letters as well as phonics
  • Improves memory
  • A variety of music, no broken record effect
  • Affordable only $1.99

Why They Will love It
  • Colourful
  • Interactive
  • Familiar songs. Plays an instrumental version of the ABC song
  • Easy to use, no need to ask for help every 2 seconds!
  • Over 100 Animations
  • Lots of fun music
  • Playing with a grown up toy.......need I say more ;)

I love this app. My children are already well versed in their alphabet, and this app is helping to keep the learning fun. Each of the skills he is developing will assist him in his journey through schooling and beyond.

Buy it:
Buy Interactive ABC HD from iTunes

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Kim said...

I like this, I really do. OUrs will soon be 3 and he'll love this. He already loves our iPad.

Malia said...

This sounds like a great app! I think my 2 year old would like it! said...

This sounds like a great app.