Alphabet Fun



Trace letters and numbers in cute alphabet primer.

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Ease of play

The app is very easy to navigate. Different parts of the app are accessed by tapping large icons. The entire canvas can be drawn and doodled on, not just the lined paper part of the page.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Alphabet Fun is a printing primer that makes learning the alphabet, numbers, and colors more fun by using playfully drawn animals to illustrate each concept. (For example, the number "2" is illustrated with two turtles; for the letter "B" kids will spell "bear.") Kids use their finger to trace the letters on a background that looks like lined paper.

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If kids can't get hold of a real pencil and paper to practice their printing, ALPHABET FUN is the next best thing, plus it adds a little extra excitement to letter and word play. With their fingers, kids can practice tracing uppercase and lowercase letters, then move on to tracing entire words and finally to printing the word on a blank line. The animal theme is colorful and fun, but the app's developers obviously struggled to come up with animals for certain letters. (Hence "nutria," "quoll," and "xenops"!) A voice reads each letter aloud when clicked on, but it would be nice to hear the words read aloud as well.

App details

Release date:July 8, 2010
Publisher:John Cotant
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.2 or later

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