By Originator Inc.
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** 2013 App of the Year Runner-Up **
** App Store's Editor's Choice **
*From the team at Originator - the creators of Sesame Street's Monster at the End of This Book, and Another Monster at the End of This Book. Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to the best education+entertainment apps for kids. We hope you enjoy playing with Endless Alphabet as much as we enjoy making it.*
Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC's and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate!
** NOTE: You must be online and have ample disk space while running the app to see words beyond G! **
- Over 50 words to learn and play with
- Delightful animations teach children the definitions of the words in a fun and engaging way
- Word game teaches children letters
- Endless Alphabet was designed with your children in mind - there are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.
What's New in Version 1.7
Minor bug fixes.
This is a great app and my son really enjoys it.
I was moved to write by the silly review by Loobel2, who says that this app doesn't give kids what they need, and that you should give toddlers a box or something to encourage creative play.
My son indeed spends many happy hours playing with, and in, boxes. However, there comes a point on the cross-country flight to visit his grandparents when the 10 or 12 books in the diaper bag have all been read 4 times each, the Duplos have been built and rebuilt, the toy cars have been driven, and he's starting to climb the walls. Perhaps Loobel2 would recommend setting a box up in the plane aisle, but since stewardesses usually frown on that, I am delighted at such times to have a few quality iPhone apps with which to entertain him - not cartoony schlock, but interactive apps that engage him. The assumption that the use of iPhone apps for toddlers precludes appropriate developmental play seems to me to have been made by someone who isn't actively raising a toddler or who never travels with one.
I bought this app out of curiosity. While looking up apps to use in my pre-k classroom, I came across this one that was rated highly by everyone and many with children in the 16-18 month age range. First, many of the letter sounds are given incorrectly. For example /tu/ instead of /t/, /pu/ instead of /p/, etc. Second, this is just basically a spell a word, match some letters app. It would be much more appropriate for kinder to second grade, but they'd be bored with it.
When I said I bought this app out of curiosity that was only partly true. I also bought it so I could review it. I cannot stress enough how developmentally inappropriate this app is for your baby to three year old. Your child should be receiving human interaction at this stage, playing with blocks, games and toys that stimulate creativity, conversation, fine motor and gross motor development and problem solving. This does none of that. Don't waste your money. Instead get a box or something equally as fascinating to a toddler and let them be a kid. I promise, you will not have failed them if they are not reading novels by kindergarten.
Let me preface this review by stating I have NEVER let a review about anything...
I have a very rambunctious 16 month old son that does not know how to sit still. I have tried multiple apps, shows, anything to teach & entertain him; nothing worked. We went on a trip to the carribean when he was 11 months & i feared the plane ride. This app was mentioned by a friend and we played this the entire time and not a peep(except for laughs)! to this day he still loves it! He can sit for over an hour to interact with this. It also entertains the whole family, the sounds the letters make are hilarious. I love how at the end of the word, the app repeats it and then gives a definition, followed by a visual! Its fantastic & nothing compares!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 25, 2014
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 44.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Originator Inc.
- © 2013 Originator Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.