Learning the ABC’s has never been more magical! ABC Magic Flashcards is a great way to not only introduce your toddlers to the alphabet but to continue to challenge your kindergarteners with letter fun! This app comes with 3 levels of fun, making it perfect for kids ages one through six.
Before you start playing the app, you can set up a profile with your child by selecting their gender and uploading a picture of them from your Photos on your mobile device. This app has 3 levels that increase with difficulty as your child progresses in their knowledge and mastery of the ABC’s. The first level is very basic and is a great introduction for toddlers and young preschoolers. Each letter appears in the middle of the screen with 8 flashcards surrounding it. Each flashcard has the picture and word of something that begins with that letter. So for example, the letter “A” is surrounded by avocado, ambulance, airplane, etc. As your child taps each card the narrator says the name of the picture on the card and the card and the picture disappear. Once your child has completed that letter, the app takes your child’s picture that you uploaded and puts it on the body of another child dressed up as something that starts with the letter they just finished. So, for the letter “A” your child appears dressed up as an angel, for the letter “B” they are dressed as Batman, and so on.
As you progress through the levels of this game, the tasks grow a bit more challenging but the overall mode of play stays the same. Level 2 still has the same set-up and format but the narrator will say a word that starts with that letter and the child must tap the correct card by looking at both the word and the picture. Level 3 adds difficulty by taking away the pictures and leaving only the words so that the child must identify card with the word spoken by the narrator by reading the words only.
One little problem that our family encountered while playing this app was that we have 3 children who wanted to play but it only allows you to have one profile set up at a time. So, each time a different child wanted to play, we would have to go back to the start and re-upload a picture for that child. It would be nice if they would allow for multiple profiles to be saved at once so that we could skip that step and the child could simply select their profile when they want to play. Also, I found that when you have a child playing level 3, some of the words are a bit challenging for kindergarten-level readers. My son is in kindergarten and he struggled to recognize some of the harder words without the pictures like “ambulance” and “avocado” but for the most part he was able to figure it out.
Overall, I really enjoyed playing this app. I thought the pictures that they had for each letter were great for young children as they were all things that would appeal to children and that they would recognize from the world around them. I liked how there are 3 different levels so that my children will not outgrow the app as quickly. Perhaps my favorite feature was seeing my children dressed up as the different characters and people at the end of each letter. My kids really enjoyed this feature as well and it kept them motivated to keep playing to see what costume would come up next. With fun and interactive activities for every letter, this app is sure to keep your kids coming back for more ABC fun!