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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.

Baby Joy Joy ABC game for kids is one of the best free alphabet apps to help your toddler learn phonics, letters, numbers and the alphabet. The app features a series of games to help kids recognize letters, associate them with phonic sounds, play with the alphabet letters and numbers.

You and your child may already know Baby Joy Joy from the popular YouTube channel. In this channel, Baby Joy Joy sings to and entertains young children. The app harnesses the channel's baby star to familiarise young children with letters and numbers.

Baby Joy Joy ABC game is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Interactive Alphabet ABC’s is a great alphabet learning app for early learners. The app offers different skill levels depending on the child’s cognitive ability. With individual focus on letters and their sound, each letter has its own screen with a fun cause and effect activity.

Even early learners without the basic understanding of letters and their sounds will enjoy this app and begin developing pre-reading skills. The app focuses on letters and their sounds, but each letter has its own screen with a fun cause and effect activity. Every letter has its own set of surprises.

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

Elmo Loves ABCs app has very appealing abc app games for young children. It has a big collection of songs, videos, and games, with an emphasis on helping children learn to identify letter names (uppercase and lowercase) and letter sounds, and form letter shapes.

Elmo loves ABC is available on Android, iPhone and iPad.

LetterSchool is a beautifully designed abc kids app that will teach your children how to write letters (uppercase and lower case) 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.

LetterSchool app is the #1 children alphabet tracing and words spelling app for pre-schoolers. It is recommended and used by parents, teachers, and occupational therapists. LetterSchool app is loved & played by more than 2 million preschoolers and used at more than 5,000 schools. LetterSchool is a visually stunning iPad app for preschoolers that teaches kids to write in cursive through fun animations.

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

Endless Alphabet app is one of the best apps for learning letters and sounds. 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.

Starfall ABC is a free alphabet app for teaching young children the alphabet and letter sounds. It includes a lot of ABC animations, animated interactive books and other reading exercises. Pick a letter and away your child goes. Watch the twinkling arrows or letters to indicate move to the next page. Hear the letter name, hear the letter sound, see the letter and see a word using the first letter sound.

This app helps children work on letter recognition, letter sound and sight words to increase vocabulary. This app is great for auditory and visual learners and is quite interactive.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Tickle Letters is a game that encourages learning alphabets for kids. 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.

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.

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.

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

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

AlphaTots is an excellent app that supports pre-schoolers to 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 spelt.

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android

iWriteWords is one of the popular abc 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

Alpha Blocks is a lovely abc game app for young children features the characters from the popular kids TV show. There is a free ‘lite’ version of the app but this paid-for version is worth getting for the fun abc phonic games which accompany each letter of the alphabet. 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.

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

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

ABC Games for Kids

ABC Ride is a lovely little abc app with collage-style graphics to appeal to young users and adults alike. The user can choose to play with either the cute girl (Beck) or boy (Bo) character and ride them on their bicycle through 26 interactive scenes, as they explore each alphabet letter by playing interactive games. These not only reinforce letter sounds and names but also extend vocabulary and provide a platform for honing logical and observational problem-solving skills. Features include being able to choose between upper and lowercase letters, shuffling the letters. The graphics are really beautiful, and the star-based reward system makes it motivational for children to use.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Dr. Seuss's ABC is an enchanting app based on the classic book of the same name. However, the classic illustrations and unforgettable alphabet rhymes are brought to life through interactive animations and fun games. Each page brings new surprises, with fun interactions and hidden games, including consonant sorting as well as uppercase and lowercase recognition. Children can read along with the text and each word can be tapped on to be coloured highlighted and voiced. This not only teaches letter sounds but is a good aid for sight word recognition and extending vocabulary. The parents' section provides good tracking features so you can assess your child’s progress.

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android

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.

Kiddopia is a high-quality app full of content. If you are looking for an app with a comprehensive selection of educational mini-games to teach and entertain your children, it should be in your shortlist of apps to check out.

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

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!

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android

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