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20 Best Alphabet Apps for Kids

Best Alphabet Apps for Kids

Alphabet apps for kids make learning letters fun. These alphabet learning apps provides kids practice and familiarity with the ABC's. It also helps kids to combine letters together to learn sounds, syllables, and words. When kids have mastered the alphabet, they can move on to spelling apps, root words apps, and even work on learning better vocabulary and writing skills. Older children can work on telling the difference between vowels and consonants.

Below is a collection of ABC apps, ideal to use to encourage reading and writing for kids who show an interest in letters. These apps will develop letter knowledge by supporting the kids to learn alphabets, recognise the shape and sound of each letter as well as words that commonly begin with that letter.

There are lots of abc games for kids to choose from that will invite your little learners to explore the alphabet.

The plethora of apps out there can be overwhelming, this list is a collection of some of the best alphabet apps out there to help teach kids about the alphabet. This list is an excellent way to introduce the alphabet as well as some advanced vocabulary to babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and children in the early years of school.

Entertainment, education, songs, and puppets - Hip Hop Kangaroo and Friends brings a modern spin to a classic children's learning experience and offers great fun at a fantastic price.

Hip Hop Kangaroo is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Dela Kids is an app that helps to young children who are just starting their journey into learning the English language. The apps aim is to aid children in knowing the letters of the alphabet, being able to form the letters correctly and to gain confidence in their first steps into the English language. Toddlers won’t be able to resist running their hands over the brightly colored pages. Children will love tracing each letter and proudly announcing the corresponding animal or object the letter represents.

Dela Kids app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

LetterSchool is a beautifully designed handwriting app that will teach your children how to write letters (uppercase and lower case) and numbers (from 1 to 10) in an animated and fun way. Using a set of four activities, LetterSchool can really enchant your children to play with the app for a long time.

This letter tracing app is aimed at helping young children who are taking their first steps in learning how to read and write. Based on a large amount of research the app has been developed to provide children with the best approach in learning how to first formulate letters and shapes and then how to create letters as part of words. This app could be used as both a school and home learning app as the learning that is undertaking through it could be applied to either usage.

LetterSchool app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Tickle Letters is a game that encourages younger children to learn and recognise the letters of the alphabet. Through interacting with the letters young children will become more proficient in knowing their alphabet setting them on the way to become readers and writers.

Kids will have fun playing the great game of Sequence while learning the letters of the alphabet. The app also has the ability to recognise those letters that are the user is struggling with so offers them at a higher frequency and so helping to teach effectiveness throughout.

Tickle Letters app is available on Android devices.

ABCya Games provides interactive alphabet activities for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Children can learn alphabetical order in this fun educational computer activity. Put the alphabet in the correct ABC order by clicking and dragging the letters. A fun way for kids to learn the alphabet. Alphabet BINGO is another learning activity for children learning the alphabet. To play children must listen for the animated character to say a letter and then click on the corresponding letter in the grid. Children can select from upper-case letters or lower-case letters.

ABCya Games app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Endless Alphabet app is designed to teach letter sounds and new vocabulary. The child drags the correct letter into a word and the letter takes on a personality and makes the sound as the child drags it to it correct place in the word.

Though the idea of an alphabet app is targeted to preschoolers, older kids will get a kick out of the animations and expand their vocabularies, too, with the vivid words included. The child can choose the word to build. The words are in alphabetical order and can be flipped through or chosen by beginning letter. After the child builds the word, there is a short animation and audio description of the meaning of the word. The app starts with a set of words and then others are added automatically as the app is played.

Endless Alphabet app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

The abc Pocket Phonics app teaches kids letter sounds, first words and handwriting. PocketPhonics is split in to 12 groups of letter sounds, each group is followed by a set of storybooks for those letter sounds. Kids read storybooks on the right level for them.

Children are asked to master and practice letter sounds, a mix of vowels and consonants, letter tracing and repetitive sounds. Children can then move onto reading short books focused on letter sounds previously learnt. Teachers and parents can view a report of their child’s, student or class progress and how much time has been spent on each section. Children receive fantastic printable certificates when a level is completed. In-app purchases can be made for further letters and books. abc Pocket Phonics teaches the basics of reading and writing to young kids.

abc Pocket Phonics app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

In this polar-themed app, children help Ruffy the Husky assemble his broken pictures.  As they play, they learn the names of each letter, number, and a variety of shapes.  Success is rewarded with a selection of fun animations.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Kidloland is a fun, free, and simple educational app to help your toddler learn phonics and trace letters of the alphabet. The app KidloLand Kids Toddler Games is an award-winning learning programme for kids (1-7 yrs) and contains 2000+ educational songs, games, stories, nursery rhymes, and activities about Early Learning, Math, Reading, Writing, Coding and more! The application is a subscription-based app comprising of two options; a monthly subscription option or the option to pay for a single year. The application is free from adverts and is certified for children by the KidSAFE program.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android

The application ‘Lingokids - English for Kids’ is an application for learning English for children aged 2-8. The software has over 3,000 words to learn in a fun and exciting way. The app is free to download and uses a subscription based model. Users can choose from a Basic plan with a limited number of activities per day or an Unlimited plan which gives access to all contents, offline usage and additional materials. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available in a number of different languages. It is noted that the application is a mix of British and American English.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android

Letra Kid PRO is educational game for kids with ten writing fonts commonly used in schools and it includes the 3 most popular typefaces used in USA, Canada and UK. The app is aimed at children between 4 to 8 years old and is designed to help them to learn pre-cursive and print block handwriting correctly. Using the app will help the child recognise letters, pronunciation and correct letter formation. The game has different levels of difficulty to help children learn in small steps.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android

This is an app that has been created with home schooling young children in mind. Having said that the app is aligned to the United States Common Core State Standards of 2017 so it can also be used within the classroom setting as well in the home for parents wishing to help build on their child’s education in school. The app is game based and encourages young children to learn through storytelling and interactive problem solving whilst learning letters, sounds and the shapes that letters make.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Elastic Alphabets is a beautifully presented app that teaches children about the alphabet in a simple and effective way. The app includes upper and lower case, fantastic illustrations, creative graphics, letter construction and more. The app also benefits from parental controls and in-app prompts.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Alphamonster app helps kids to learn about the letters, their sounds, and words that use them in an engaging way. The different activities teach and provide practice for children in an app that is suitable for both independent and adult-supported learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Endorsed by the children’s entertainer Justin Fletcher, Justin’s World Alphabet Machine is just one of a series of great applications that teach young children about letters and words.

The app is aimed at the under 5’s, nursery, primary schools or to be used to support your child at home. The app teaches the basics of the alphabet in a unique way that is not only educational but entertaining. The app has many features such as 26 unique comedy clips performed by Justin, interactive game play to reinforce letters and test understanding, amazing animations and over 100 beautiful illustrations with superb composed music and sound effects to bring the learning to life.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Hairy Phonics is a great app to initiate learning of phonics at home or at school. Using humorous animations and clearly pronounced spoken phonemes, this app provides a fun way for children to be introduced to nine phonemes and to learn to use and recognise them in words.  Subsequent apps in the series build upon the learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

ABC Games for Pre-K is a great app that teaches young children the alphabet as well as the sounds that each letter makes and the words that can be spelt with the letters.  The quality of the app is fabulous and we were very impressed by the illustrations and sounds. Our only qualm about the app is that there ads that pop up for other apps related to the developer. This interruption does not fit when you are trying to complete an educational process in an app. As a result, the app receives an EAS Certification of 4. 

Devices: iPhone, iPad

iWriteWords is a handwriting app where users trace words, letters, and numbers at their own pace in order to become more familiar with the alphabet and numeral system. iWriteWords is a powerful and fully customizable app designed to address fine motor deficiencies, especially those seen in autistic children. 

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Alphablocks is an app made by teachers and reading experts. It's all built around systematic synthetic phonics, as taught in UK schools. Alphablocks is a step-by-step reading system with episodes, books and more that has helped over a million children learn to read the fun way.

Alphablock is an app designed to help millions of kids remember letters & sounds through play & music.  Meet the Alphablocks introduces each letter in alphabetical order; the character sings its letter sound and the corresponding line from the Alphablocks song.

Alphablocks Letter Fun, offers four mini games for each letter: one where your child has to pop the bubbles that contain the sound; a colouring activity; a game where they have to choose the objects that start with the letter; and one where they have to find the hidden Alphablocks behind a cloud based on the sound.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android

This is a fantastically colourful and enjoyable app to use. Its aim is to help young children who are just beginning to learn the alphabet, and are on their journeys to becoming readers, the opportunity to learn the alphabet through a number of fun interactive games. The real pleasure of the app is the graphics that will not only engage users but keep them coming back for more.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows

Kids and toddlers will learn essential early curriculum such as ABCs, Alphabet Tracing and Spelling. It is a spectacular learning app for kids with various preschool learning games which will help in the cognitive development of a child such as Jigsaw Puzzles, Memory Games, etc.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Ricardo's Alphabet app has been designed to help young children familiarize themselves with the English alphabet, both sounds and letter shapes. The app presents three educational games aiming to help children recognise letter shapes, recall letter names and sounds and remember the letter-sound associations of the English Alphabet. The app primarily targets children aged 4-6 years old who have limited or no previous experiences of learning the alphabet. The app is a good introduction for engaging children with letters in a playful way.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

An app that helps young children in the early stages of writing. This is a good app that utilises repetition to help engage and improve young children’s ability in letter formation.

One of the best features of the app is the ability for the letter formation strokes to be saved. This then allows any educator to view not only the final formation of a letter from a young person but also how they have completed writing the letter and whether there is anything in particular they are doing incorrectly that may need to be worked on, for instance this may be formulating the circles, that exist in many letters, by going clockwise instead of anti-clockwise.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

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