Monstrous Alphabet Fun!
Endless Alphabet makes learning phonics, spelling, and word definitions so much fun that even reluctant learners will want in on the action. This alphabet game is set inside of a friendly monster's mouth where the letters of the alphabet appear on his lips. When kids touch a letter, a word that starts with the selected letter appears inside the monster's mouth. Players trigger a game about the word when they touch it inside of the monster's mouth.
How to Play
The word appears in colored letters. Then a group of monsters runs by and dislodges the letters. As the player taps and drags each letter back to its shadowed outline, the letter comes alive, wiggling, blinking, and saying its sound aloud. It's hilarious. When all the letters are back in order, an animation starts that helps kids to learn the definition of the new word.
This collection of words, which all lend themselves to silly and adorable animations, are what makes this alphabet app a winner. With the word "Juggle," a red monster with six hands juggles the letters of the word until he gets them in the correct order. For the word "Nosey," the animation shows a two-headed monster where one head has a wrapped present and the other head is nosey about wanting to see it. "Itchy" is my favorite, where a little blue furry monster is so itchy that he scratches his fur off.
This App Has Good Pedigree
Originator Inc is the developer that created the Sesame Street apps: Monster at the End of This Book
and Another Monster at the End of This Book...starring Grover
, so it is no surprise that they nailed the playfulness aspect of this app.
Endless Alphabet is filled with adorable monsters and lively words that come animate, making it a great fit for kids who are reluctant readers.
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