A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about letter and number identification, alphabet object identification, counting, and color recognition through interactive play. Kids drag puzzle pieces together to make each letter of the alphabet and then identify objects that begin with that letter. As they work with numbers and colors, kids put more puzzles together to make a shape and then either count the shapes that pop up on the screen or identify the color of the shape. Kids also are challenged to complete letter- and number-sequencing activities in which they identify and drag a missing letter or number into place to complete a sequence. They can work on these more difficult activities without having to complete easier levels. HooplaKidz Fun with ABC and 123 offers basic practice for preschool skills, but its relatively hefty price tag offers few unique features.
Ease of Play
Large graphics and easy-to-understand audio instructions make navigation a snap for little ones.
Products & Purchases
Link to the developer's other apps on the main screen, which can be unlocked by entering a spelled-out number sequence.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that HooplaKidz Fun with ABC and 123 is a game that teaches kids about letters, numbers, and colors. It's colorfully designed, the game controls are easy for little fingers to use, and simple audio instructions are on-target for preschoolers. Though it's totally appropriate and cute for preschoolers, its generally repetitive and relatively basic, especially for its price.
Is It Any Good?
HOOPLAKIDZ FUN WITH ABC AND 123 gives kids an opportunity to learn and practice basic preschool skills. The colorful graphics are ideal for little fingers, and audio instructions guide kids without the need for reading. Overall, there's nothing different or special in this game than many others, and it might prove too repetitive for some kids. More variety across the activities could keep kids engaged for longer, and an opportunity to track progress could help parents identify how much kids are learning and improving.
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