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By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Short, playful videos help preschoolers learn phonics.

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This is a series of short videos that help kids learn to read. The letter-characters each say their letter sound (like "cah" for C) instead of their letter name ("cee"), and speak primarily in words starting with their own letter. This phonics-based approach can be really helpful when kids are learning to read, and watching Alphablocks is a great way to reinforce letter sounds for preschoolers. There are a lot of clever details built into Alphablocks, like indicating a silent "e" by having the "e" character put on a disguise, or the "q" dragging a resentful "u" along next to it every time it appears. The stories are simple, but preschoolers will enjoy the show's playful approach to letters and words.

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