11 Fantastic iPad Apps for Teaching Kids Alphabets

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February24, 2014
I received a couple of requests from some readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asking for a curated list of iPad apps to teach kids and toddlers alphabets. I checked my archive to see If I had any list that needs updating and was surprised to find none. I can't believe I never compiled a list on alphabet learning though I know about  many good iPad apps for this purpose. Anyway, I went along and created the selection below. I included only what I personally think are the best apps available out there. These apps provide kids with several games, exercises and activities to help them learn alphabets.

1- Interactive Alphabet

This is a wonderful iPad app for teaching toddle alphabets. It basically provides hands-on interactive games, match letter and word drawings, and several other activities designed specifically to help kids learn about alphabets

2- Grappy Learns Writing

Gappy's back! In the fun letter exploration game perfect for kids just learning to write. Trace along with the magic star to reveal the mystery letter on Gappy's mind. Or fire up the practice page and learn how to write each letter in a fun game of connect-the-dots. With Gappy Learns Writing, you get it all, along with an awesome drawing pad and 52 coloring pages to win, color and share for hours of playtime fun!

3- Alphabet Tracing

Alphabet Tracing helps kids learn about alphabets by showing them the proper way to writer alphabet letters using fun, train, truck and worm animations. They can trace with their fingers, try the color palette and textures and even se as a doodle pad.

4- My Alphabet Colouring Book

My Alphabet Coloring Book is a fun coloring activity for all ages. Each picture is in alphabetical order with a picture to represent the letter and the word associated with the picture. It has a variety of bright colors to use and show off your creativity.

5- Fish School

A playful underwater experience filled with 8 educational activities, this award-winning app teaches children letters, numbers, shapes and colors with colorful fish and friendly sea life characters. AGES: 2-5.

6- iWrite Words 

As its name indicates, iWrite Words teaches your child handwriting while playing a fun and entertaining game.

7- ABC Go

Little Explorers ABC Series teaches children new words through sight, sound & touch. Let them explore a world of trucks, trains, cars & more through beautiful pictures, lively videos, and interactive scenes.

8- Alphabet Animals

Alphabet Animals  is the good learning tool for your toddler. Packed with colorful animations, animal sounds, and learning examples, Alphabet Animals will keep your child’s attention while they absorb the alphabet.

9- Alphabet +

Alphabet+ is a fun and entertaining way for your child to learn how to recognize and say their ABC’s (English letters and sounds).

10- Dr. Seuss's ABC

Get your kids to learn  ABCs with Dr. Seuss in this interactive book app. They will also be able to  explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration.

Intro to Letters will help your child learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori.