ABC Day is a new children’s educational app from developer Hompimplay. You may remember them from the last game we reviewed from them, Egg Knock, but let me just start things off by saying that ABC Day is a much better game than the previous so don’t judge the developer based on that. ABC Day includes much more interactive features than Egg Knock did and it’s a simple interactive app that children of any age can enjoy. ABC Day, as you can probably guess from the title, is an app that helps children learn their ABCs through repetition and interactive activities. The app includes 4 modes of play that should keep children entertained for a good amount of time.
Their are 4 modes of play in ABC Day – Reading Time, Writing Time, Play Time, and Sing Along. Each is unique with what they do. In Reading Time, alphabet bubbles appear onto the screen with a corresponding object. The narrator reads out the letter and the object. Pop the bubble to move on to the next letter and object. In Writing Time, letters appear on the screen and kids will learn how to write them by tracing each letter. In Play Time, a word is presented to you with a letter missing. Four letter bubbles appear and you must pop the correct letter that completes the word. These are words that are learned during the Reading Time mode. In Sing Along, this is basically just the narrator singing the ABCs while users can follow along by popping bubbles of each letter.
Overall, ABC Day is a much better app than the previous one I looked at from them. It is a fun and educational game for small children who are just learning their alphabets. It’s very repetitive, but children will enjoy the little games that are included and this app should help them at least recognize letters and teach them to at least write them as well.
ABC Day is available now in the App Store for $1.99. It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
A- Award winning app that effectively teaches young children to read and write.
B- Bubble-popping, alphabet-singing fun.
C- Cute animal friends introduce kids to the joy of learning.
An outstanding tool for education, ABCDay encourages kids to read, write, play, and sing their way through the alphabet. Straight forward navigation permits easy gameplay, and lively animations captivate children as they plunge into a vibrant undersea world.
ABCDay is packed with four delightful sections, each with its own unique music and activities.
(1) Reading Time!
P is for Penguin. Identify letters of the alphabet by reading along to the names of loveable animals living in the aquatic wonderland.
(2) Writing Time!
Catch stars. With the assistance of a friendly turtle, trace a sequence of stars to practice drawing letters.
(3) Play Time!
Tickle a seashell until it releases new friends. Each animal that appears has a letter missing from its name. Test memory and spelling by bursting the bubble with the correct letter inside.
(4) Sing Along! ♫
Sing aloud to the alphabet song. Pop letter-filled bubbles or simply watch them float as the song plays.
Dive into a rainbow coloured classroom under the sea with ABCDay!
* Suitable for ages 2 and up.
* Award winning.
* Designed for small children learning their ABC’s.
* Read, write, play, and sing!
* Effortless, intuitive navigation.
* Kids can learn at their own pace.
* Children interact with adorable animal friends.
* Siblings and friends can sing along together.
* Ideal night time activity to help put kids to sleep.
* Complements preschool and kindergarten curriculums.
Download it now! Your little ones will have fantastic fun learning and playing with an app that has been so carefully designed to meet a child’s needs.
[via App Store]