The letters created by the fish animations are really boxy, like a 1980's digital display. That, paired with the very busy animation, would make it impossible for a child who doesn't already know what letters are supposed to look like recognize them.
As with all apps by this publisher, the interface is 100% exploratory. My 4 year old has enjoyed this app for over a year. It does have less content than some of the other apps by this publisher, which I recommend: Eensy Weensy Spider, Wheels on the Bus, and Park HD
I don't feel it was worth the $1.99 app price. I have loaded better apps for my 3 yr old twins for free. You can't read the letters that form in the alphabet song, and all that happens with the alphabet is it showing on the screen. I got better results using flash cards. I just didn't find this too educational for my kids and they didn't find it interesting at all.
Parent of an infant and 3-year-oldWritten byn-momSeptember 9, 2010
So - so
It's okay. Perhaps a bit simple for even my 3 yr old. Doesn't hold his attention for long. I don't like how the ABC game doesn't finish a letter before advancing if the toddler taps too fast. A lot of times it may skip from A to K if the child just keeps a steady tap going.
His favorite part is just the aquarium page where you can make fish bigger and faster. Not the most valuable.