Teacher Review for Kids ABC Letters

Simple introduction to alphabet names and formation

Stephanie E.
K-12 Science Instructional Specialist
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This app was used as a choice during center time in a pre-k classroom. The students liked it at first, but quickly became bored with the same activities repeated for each letter. It might be more useful for younger students who simply like the experience of using an iPad.
My Take
This is a very basic introduction to the alphabet. I liked the simplicity of the layout, but would have liked to see something more robust. It was noted that letter sounds were included in a related phonics app. I personally think that letter names and sounds should be taught together instead of in isolation. That being said, it could prove to be a non-threatening way to expose young children to the alphabetic principle.