UPDATE: An already amazing app has just gotten even better as Talking ABC has recently added two amazing new games to their lineup! Now your children can also enjoy a marvelous memory match game AND a wonderful word scramble game! The memory match game is reminiscent of a classic memory game with the adorable Talking ABC Claymation animals on each card. The word scramble game is one of my favorites because not only is it fun but pre-readers can learn to spell words all by themselves while they play. For this game, there are dashes on the screen where children will tap and drag the missing letters to spell the word. Above each dash is the Talking ABC Claymation animal whose name starts with the same first letter as the letter that goes in the dash. For example, if the missing letter is a “D” then the dinosaur is above the dash, for an “I” it’s an iguana, and so on. Children use the alphabet letters below the dashes to find the correct corresponding letter and drag it up to the appropriate spot and when they are done, they have spelled a word! My preschooler absolutely LOVED this game and was so proud to be spelling words all by himself and was able to sound out and figure out each letter independently by using the animal cues. I was a big fan of this app when I originally viewed it and now it has secured a spot in my heart for good. Talking ABC is a valuable educational tool and a fantastically fun game that you and your child will love!
The ABC’s have never been so fun! Talking ABC is a wonderful app that is designed to introduce and reinforce the alphabet in children ages 2 – 7. The vibrant and skillfully animated Claymation animals truly bring the alphabet to life for your children. The games and activities are fun enough to bring your children back for more.
This app is a fabulous way to introduce the alphabet and reinforce and teach letter recognition and sounds. Children can slide their finger across the screen through each letter of the alphabet and watch as each letter magically transforms into an animal or object that begins with that letter. The objects are very cute and make fun interactive noises and movements. You can also turn the iPad (or other mobile device) sideways and a keyboard will appear on the right side of the screen so your child can select the letters that way.
Talking ABC also comes with some really fun and exciting games to go along with the alphabet. Children can choose from a fun animal matching game where the narrator asks the child to locate a specific animal on the screen. There is an innovative “Funny Words” game where the child spells any word they want (nonsense or real) and the app will transform those letters into their animal counterpart. My kids loved spelling their names and seeing what collection of animals would appear on the screen. Finally, there is a great puzzle app that has a picture of one of the Claymation animals and your child must tap the pieces until they are going the right direction and the picture is complete. My favorite feature is the catchy ABC song that you can play in the app. My 2 year old watched it over and over again and I found myself humming it throughout the day as well!
This is one of those apps that would be perfect for keeping your child occupied in the grocery store or waiting room. The games and activities are fun to play and educational. The animation and narration are very high-quality and engaging for children. I really, really loved the Claymation aspect of this app as I felt like it really brought the app to life and set it apart from some of the other alphabet-teaching apps I have seen. I thought that the activities provided enough variety that kids in a wide age range could benefit from and enjoy playing the app. For $0.99 this app is an absolute STEAL! I would 100% recommend this app to my friends and family.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.