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Antique ABCs for iPad - 19th Century Charm, 21st Century Magic in a Game

By FusionLab, Inc.

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“Animation, music and a beautiful look and feel make this stand out from the herd of alphabetical apps.”
- Stuart Dredge, The Guardian


"How familiar are your children with the work of 19th Century German lithographer Joseph Martin Kronheim? Not at all? Shame on you!…new iPhone and iPad app Antique ABCs could see his work finding a new (and very young) audience."


Antique ABCs is a uniquely delightful tool for preschool and kindergarten learning, set in an atmosphere of nostalgic charm. Beautiful hand-engraved alphabet prints from the 19th century come to life with engaging and entertaining 21st century interactive play. Touch-screen technology and gentle animation are seamlessly merged with the look and sound of yesteryear to help children learn while having fun. With its retro appeal and modern-day magic, Antique ABCs is an abecedary to captivate all ages.

Updating the delicate illustrations from German lithographer Joseph Martin Kronheim’s My First Alphabet with FusionLab’s amusing modern-day animations and touch-screen interactions, Antique ABCs presents the alphabet in three different functions: Song, Spinner and Shuffle.

See videos of the app in action:

SONG plays the classic alphabet song with period-evocative sound effects and enchanting animations.
SPINNER lets children give the rattling wheel a “spin” and test themselves on letters as they come up in randomized order.
SHUFFLE challenges children to reorder the jumbled alphabet into order, either from a fixed grid or a floating pile of cards.

• Five modes: 1 ABC Song; 2 ABC Spinner games; 2 ABC Shuffle games.
• Interactive voice-over with question/answer, word, letter and phonetic pronunciation.
• Share options via Facebook, Twitter and email. App support via email included.

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Customer Reviews

Spectacular learning tool

Beauty is important. Children respond to it more than we give them credit for, and this is the most beautiful app I've seen for little kids. The whole look and feel really evokes yesteryear. Love the way the ark rocks gently in the water. The sensory "feel" of the shuffle mode, with the cards "clicking" into place is downright addictive, even for those of us who have known our alphabet for a good long while! My son and his friend have been having a blast with it.


Let's my tiny scholars learn their alphabet and get to see a small bit of history in pictures. I like the quiet tone of the song and the animations that remind me of old fashioned pop-up books.

A real gem

Wonderful app. The nephews and the nieces love it. Quality throughout the experience. Why can't we get more top notch apps like this on the front page???

Antique ABCs for iPad - 19th Century Charm, 21st Century Magic in a Game
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 50.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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