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Preschoolers ABC Playground Pro

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Customizable, multilingual letter play made fun.

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Enter a virtual classroom with lots of ways to interact with letters. Using the listening and visual techniques typical of letter-teaching apps, this app adds practice with motor skills (writing) and foreign language. There also are many ways to customize play, which can be empowering or confusing: Create just the right experience for your kid, or get lost trying to figure out just what that perfect experience is. Some guidance could help determine what's right and when to implement it. Also, the letter sounds don't allow for long vs. short vowels or how letters combine to make unique sounds (for example, s and h make a sh sound), which may confuse emerging readers. Followers of strict phonics instruction also might take issue with the way some letters are spoken. For instance, a p shouldn't have a vowel sound after it, as in puh. Overall, however, the variety of activities, customization options, and languages choices elevate this letter-learning app above many others.

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