Teacher Review for AlphaTots

Interactive, engaging, and fun way to reinforce the alphabet for preschool age children.

Sheila S.
Classroom teacher
Novi High School
Novi, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I introduced this app to my preschool classroom, and from the moment I introduced it the children were totally engaged with it. I wanted to use it to reinforce letter recognition and phonetics and it used interactive and fun ways to keep the children's interest throughout the entire alphabet. I introduced it as a center but then it has to be used on an individual basis. There is really not an opportunity to work in a small group or whole class with this app. It was also used as a support tool for my ELL students.
My Take
I liked this app as its support the children in their learning of the alphabet, but I would not rely on the app to solely "teach" the alphabet. One thing I found interesting but also sometimes confusing were the words the app used for each letter. For example, the letter b used the word "build" to support /b/ sound. Then it tells the children to "build" a robot, which could become confusing because the children get focused on the robot which starts with the /r/ sound. Each letter uses an action word to support the letter. Overall, the app is a fun, engaging, and the children had a blast!