Parents, want to give your preschooler a head start in learning to read and write in English? Your kids will have loads of fun personalizing letters and turning them into crazy characters while they learn the English alphabet and phonics.
Designed by a mum/teacher with preschool teachers, game developers and a children’s special needs phonics expert, this app teaches the phonemic sounds letters make, associating them with their letter form, the names of letters and the meaning and pronunciation of new words starting with each letter.
Scroll through the alphabet on a rotating planet, choose a letter and get creative coloring it, adding cartoon eyes, a toothy mouth and quirky accessories. Each time you color and add features, you hear the phonemic sound of the letter. Tap the play button and a word starting with the letter comes to life in a hilarious interactive animation!
The phonemic skills children learn in this game are key skills for preschoolers based on the American Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence curriculum.
This App is designed to be non-addictive with an average play session of 15 minutes. It is an open-ended play experience with no levels or rules that stimulates kids’ imagination and senses.
Recommended Ages 2-5 years
Required iOS 7 or +
> Easy for kids to play on their own
> Add animated eyes, mouths, moustaches, stickers and accessories
> Choose from 5 different colors
> Audio of phonemic letter sounds
> 26 animated words starting with each letter
> Audio of letter names and a word starting with the letter eg. E is for elf
> Take a snapshot of your characters
> Create your own alphabet album on your device’s photo gallery
> No in-app purchases
> No third party advertising
HOW DOES THIS APP TEACH CHILDREN?
ABC Gurus appeals to a child’s innate desire to interact, color and create. Children play with the letter repeatedly while listening to the phonemic sound it makes. This incidental learning is one of the most powerful learning forms for preschoolers. By repeatedly coloring and personalizing the letter, kids learn to recognize the letter form and its associated phonemic sound through repetition.
Colto’s mission is to create fun mobile games for preschoolers that make them smile while they learn. Our team, made up of a Mum/Teacher and talented game designers, strives to develop high quality educational Apps that kids love and parents trust.
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