These days children are learning their numbers and ABCs at an earlier age. This can be a credit to very involved and dedicated parents, as well as all the new learning technology that is available. Are you a parent who is looking around for inexpensive learning apps that teach your child the ABCs in creative and innovative way?
There are over 5000 apps available on the market that reduce the boredom in learning ABCs through creative games and audio-visual experiences. While selecting the right one, you need to keep in mind that:
The app offers simple navigation, clear instructions and easy targets to manipulate.
It teaches both upper and lower case alphabet recognition and correct letter-sound association.
It is not too repetitive and hence worthy of replay.
Here is a suggested list of some of the best apps out there:
1. ABC Go (Ages 2+) – This $3 app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch takes children on an alphabet exploration in a world full of trains, trucks and cars. It consists of beautiful videos and pictures that not only teach the alphabet but also introduce over 68 vehicle words and loads of interesting facts. ABC Go’s makers, peapod labs have also created ABC Farm, ABC Music and ABC Zoo borns which promise hours of learning and fun.
2. ABC Expedition-(Ages 3+) Another $3 app for the ios, ABC Expedition allows children to learn the alphabet along with various zoo animals. It has some excellent audio effects that teach both letter and animal sounds. This combined with the original art-work and animation, makes it a must-have ABC app.
3. Pop ABCs (Ages 4+) - This $3 gaming app teaches the alphabet, through an exciting popping game that is highly competitive and addictive. It has multiple difficulty levels and is lively, dynamic and entertaining.
Besides these, commonsensemedia.org has compiled a wonderful list of alphabet apps for all platforms which can be browsed by age. Appadvice.com has a nice collection of alphabet apps for the iPad and iPhone which are categorized by quality.
As you take your little one on this new-age adventure of learning technology, don’t forget to stop for a moment and give us some feedback on which app worked for you and which one didn’t!