Parents' Guide to

Read with Doc McStuffins: Letters and Sounds

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Favorite characters lead kids through early reading skills.

Read with Doc McStuffins: Letters and Sounds Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

With five activities that address different pieces of literacy, kids have a lot to do, and parents will like the amount of content for the price tag. Games are varied, from tracing letters to making rhymes to segmenting syllables to picking out the individual letter sounds in short, simple words. The variety helps present a big picture of what letters -- and the sounds they make -- do in words. Letter work is nicely interspersed with fun little interactive elements, but some games work better than others: For example, the syllable music player is not entirely clear, but overall the activities are straightforward. One downside is that there's only minimal help for kids who don't get the right answer immediately, beyond giving them the chance to get there eventually through trial and error. Another is that sometimes single-letter sounds add unneeded emphasis, so when a block says the letter "b," it sounds like "buh," which isn't ideal when learning letters and sounds. Overall, however, the activities address the needs of preschoolers and offer a lot of content that kids will love.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate