ABC Flash Cards for Kids



Basic alphabet app is free but not particularly engaging.

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Ease of play

The app is fairly easy to navigate. Kids swipe or tap to view the next letter, and touch the top right corner to flip the flash card to the other side and reveal a picture of an item that begins with the letter. However, the corner the kids need to touch is very close to the ever-present banner ad; if kids tap the ad they can end up outside the app and in a browser or the Android Market.

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The app sometimes displays banner ads that if tapped will take kids to the Android Market to purchase more apps, or to a web browser for more information.

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Privacy & safety

The app does not require the user to submit personal information, and the app game itself does not include external links. But, it's fairly easy for kids to accidentally tap an ad and end up in a browser window.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that ABC Flash Cards for Kids is a free app where kids can see capital and lowercase letters, hear the letter names (but not sounds), and see a word that begins with the letter. For example, the "B" card has an image of a boy on the flip side. The app sometimes displays banner ads that are close to where kids need to tap to flip the card, so it's easy for kids to end up in a browser window.

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ABC FLASH CARDS FOR KIDS is a basic letter names app, and it does a decent job of connecting letter names to the letter. It's not particularly engaging, though, and won't hold kids' interest for very long. Plus, there are a few quibbles: The typeface choice could have been better for kids learning to identify letters, and the words on the flip side of the flash card start with capital letters -- regardless of whether you kid is learning capital or lowercase letters.

Whether you are looking for an app to help kids learn their ABCs, or you just want a free app to entertain your child for a bit, there are better choices out there.

App details

Pricing structure:Free
Release date:November 13, 2010
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.6 and up

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