Do you ever want to let your young children use your computer, without running the risk that they will rename your hard drive, or send email to your boss? If so, then AlphaBaby is for you! AlphaBaby takes over the entire screen of your Mac and gives your child a safe environment to explore the computer. Any keys that are pressed cause a letter, shape, or number to appear on the screen. AlphaBaby has lots of options, including ones to let you add your own pictures and sounds. Try AlphaBaby today!
AlphaBaby now supports loading photos from Apple's updated Photos app.
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect with one exception
My 2.5 year old loves this game. She's been playing it for months, and now she knows all her capital letters, and is starting on the "baby" ones. (If we are using our PC, she plays "Babysmash" instead, which was deliberately copied from AlphaBaby in order to share the joy.) The only problem I have is that you have no access to a mute key when the program is active. Therefore, if you fall asleep in a hotel room with the computer still set to AlphaBaby, you have to audibly go through the escape sequence (q-u-i-t) at whatever volume you were playing at. This effectively locked me out of using my computer after the kid fell asleep a number of times on a recent trip. Other than that, the program is smooth and crisp and worth all 99 pennies the developers are asking.
My 2yo loves this app but very quickly we had some problems with the function buttons. Music playing, launchpad opening. These should be locked too! Luckily my 2 yo will tell me every single time one of those things happens because she knows it's not how it should be. I give this app a 4 star because it is good. Great customization (no sounds if I get sick of listening to it) or any other number of things. There are two things that I can see that can make it a 5 star: lock the function buttons and give a choice for the click and drag function to be random (you have a random choice for just about everything else, why not this one?). I'll definitely update my rating if I see an update that will lock the function keys.
I love it!
This was perfect. My daughter is 3 and I have a puzzle that we use that says the letter and an object that starts with that letter. I needed her to learn the actual letter herself though, and we found this app. In 2 weeks she knows most of her letter. I don't use it as regularly as I should either. Usually only 3 times a week for 10-15 mins. I ask her to find A for apple. She finds it. The best part is that it is toddlerproof. She can't hit things with the mouse and different keys that could open up things or whatever. So it's sooooo awesome!! It is Simple. Sometimes you can't find anything simple. So many things that you can buy are so complicated that it doesn't help them learn the basics.
Family SharingWith Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.