Letters with Pooh

App review by
Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Great tracing practice, OK games in classic story format.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

Kids can learn to trace simple lines and circles before trying their hand at uppercase and lowercase letter tracing in Letters with Pooh. They also learn words that start with each letter, find letters in a picture, catch falling letters in a honey pot (matching an uppercase letter to a lowercase one at the same time), and complete pictures by dragging like letters to the right spot. While the games are just OK, Letters with Pooh is really great tracing practice -- especially for total beginners -- in a cuddly classic Pooh storybook format.

Ease of Play

First-time letter tracers are offered a whole practice section where they trace lines and circles as they follow bees. For the actual letter tracing there are two tracing levels called Easy and Hard; Hard is still forgiving enough. Activities come in two levels too. When players pause too long, a friendly British narrator repeats the instructions.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

The settings section has a changing banner ad for more Disney apps and a "Gift This App" button that takes you directly to the iTunes store. As you click on the Settings button the narrator says "for parents" but it's just as easy to click on as everything else.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Letters with Pooh offers plenty of tracing practice and a few letter games with the cute look and feel of a classic Winnie the Pooh story. There are a few kinks still to be worked out (version 1.2) -- the occasional frozen screen or boot out of the app altogether. It's also pretty easy for kids to reach the settings screen and see the rotating banner ad for more Disney apps and a button that says "Gift This App." The "Reports" tab under settings lets parents track kids' progress and the "Tips" tab has a box for a parent email address for special Disney offers, as well as four "Do-Together Ideas" to reinforce the skills kids are learning.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byNikita M. October 10, 2017


My child loves this app!
Adult Written byAnitaT March 16, 2013
Teen, 17 years old Written bycatlover18 January 9, 2021


My little brother loved this when he was in preschool. It’s too bad it’s no longer available otherwise I’d recommend it for toddlers and preschoolers

What's it about?

Pooh has a "rumbly in his tummy." It leads him to Tracing Practice. Friends help him follow bees by pointing at and circling bees and having kids do the same. Pooh finds the beehive but then he needs to reach it. Each letter traced earns more balloons to get him there. Kids also record themselves saying letters and see pictures of words that start with each letter. Letter games include finding hidden letters, painting by letters (dragging letters out of a honey pot onto the correct picture piece), and catching falling letters in a honey pot. Stickers earned can be placed on different backdrops.

Is it any good?

Get LETTERS WITH POOH for the tracing practice more than the games. It's great for kids who haven't traced before because they can practice lines and circles in a cute Pooh storybook format before moving on to the real letters. Even when you reach the letters, a bee will show kids how to trace an A the first time. Plus there are two levels of tracing; the easy level is quite forgiving.

The added "feature" where kids can record themselves saying the letter seems strange. You can say "banana" instead of "D," and the British narrator commends you. The letter games section is just OK. Catching falling letters in Pooh's honey pot is kind of slow-going, but you're rewarded with one of Owl's poems at the end.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Try some of the great suggestions on the "Tips" tab of the settings section. There are four great "Do-Together Ideas."

  • Take an old cookie sheet and some finger paint and practice letter tracing in a fun and messier way.

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For kids who love learning about letters and reading

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