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Alphabet and ABC 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. Children of any age can struggle with alphabetizing, so this is a great place for them to practice.

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.



    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 handwritin...

    Devices: Android , iPad

    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 a...

    Devices: Android , 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-...

    Devices: iPad

    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. The app also has the ability to reco...

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The Pocket Phonics Stories application is a program to teach students to read using phonics. It is designed to be used with individual or multiple students and is great for classroom or group use. Students are asked to master and practice letter sounds, a mix of vowels and consonants, letter t...

    Devices: iPad

    An app that helps young children in the early stages of writing.

    Devices: 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...

    Devices: iPad

    Learn about the letters, their sounds, and words that use them in this beautifully designed app.  Different activities teach and provide practice for children in an app that is suitable for both independent and adult-supported learning.  Four languages provide extra flexibility.

    Devices: 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. Aimed at the under 5’s, nursery, primary schools or to be used to support your child at...

    Devices: 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...

    Devices: Android , iPad

    My First ABC Kids seems to have one goal in mind - to teach young children the alphabet, including the letter names and some basic spellings. A simple app for practising the alphabet.

    Devices: Android

    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 t...

    Devices: 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 i...

    Devices: iPad

    The popular CBeebies phonics programme comes to your tablet or phone in these two apps. Meet the Alphablocks introduces each letter in alphabetical order; the character sings its letter sound and the corresponding line from the Alphablocks song.   The paid-for app, Alphablocks Let...

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Geraldine’s Phonics Land is designed to help children master the skill of blending: joining letter sounds together to make words.   Choose which phoneme you’d like your child to practise, or do them in the order they’ll be taught in school; your child will then b...

    Devices: iPad

    Starfall ABCs is a solid early-learning app with a thorough approach to presenting the alphabet to preschoolers. Kids hear the sounds of each letter repeated often and can both hear and see how each letter is used in words. Each word has some cute animations they can trigger, followed by inter...

    Devices: iPad

    Endless Alphabet is an app 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. 

    Devices: iPad

    AlphaTots is an excellent tool for helping children learn the alphabet by using Magnetic letters. The app encourages kids to notice print in their environment and Help them spell words they see on signs or books, and let them know what word they've spelled.

    Devices: Android , iPad