▶ Awarded in German ELTERN family magazine’s GIGA-Maus 2013 as "Best Learning Game" in the category "Kids from 4 to 6 years old"
▶ Awarded "Best Children Apps" 2013 in the category "Pre-School Apps"
▶ TOP #1 Education app for children in the German App Store
▶ Amusing monsters make learning letters enormous fun
▶ Perfect for children entering school and those who can’t wait for school to start
▶ The highly popular children’s app Monster ABC is now available in English!
Monster ABC guides your child in a really fun way through the process of literacy acquisition. It helps children get to grips with letters and the initial sound of words in the best way possible.
WHAT IS AN INITIAL SOUND?
Today, little ones use initial sounds to navigate the first stages of literacy acquisition. An initial sound is the first sound of a word and is represented by a letter or a letter combination (like “mm” in the word “mouse” and “sh” in the word “sheep”). Children learn how to make out the initial sound of a word and match it to a letter.
• Learn letters based on initial sounds
• Audio-visual interaction makes learning fun
• Words and letters are spoken when tapped
• Feedback spoken in a voice perfect for kids
• English and German version included
• English spoken with a charming British accent
• Motivating reward system
• Lovingly hand-drawn pictures and amusing sounds
• Get to know the monsters Max, Bob, Sally and the rest of the gang!
• Increasing level of difficulty
• Full initial-sound table available to download free of charge
How does Monster ABC support literacy acquisition?
• The app helps children to learn letters and the sound they make in a fun way by using pictures. Each picture represents a word whose initial sound must be matched to the corresponding letter. If the initial sound and letter match, your child will enjoy a true sense of achievement. In doing so, the child easily recognizes the correct combination of initial sound and letter. The learning process is supported interactively with visualizations and sounds that are perfect for children.
• In addition, a free-of-charge initial-sound table, featuring pictures and their matching initial sounds from Monster ABC, can be downloaded from the wonderkind website:
• Monster ABC was developed together with grandparents, parents, and kids, taking into account professional pedagogical and linguistic considerations.
We have thoroughly tested this app on all iOS devices. If you do however experience problems, please understand that we are unable to provide support on the basis of comments in the reviews section. Please e-mail our Support Team so we can respond and provide assistance quickly. Thanks very much.
We optimized the app for iOS11 and made some general improvements:
- change language right on the start screen of the app.
Ratings and Reviews
While I think it's important for children to hear and understand different accents, I don't think it's helpful for children learning their letters and sounds. The British accents is confusing here - they use short i for o? I hate to say it - but maybe they need to use an American accent for American audiences.
My son and I love it. It's fun matching and getting the gold coins. Has anyone ever gotten to the gold level? I feel like I'm a pro and can't get passed the silver level!
It's ok ...
Boring for my son but he actually learns something so I rate it 4 stars. Love it that you can switch from upper case letters to lower case letters.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.