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ABC Games that Make Learning the Alphabet Fun

Instead of a pencil and paper or a book, kids can easily learn the alphabet on an iPhone or iPad with these ABC games.

Endless Alphabet

Kids will enjoy learning ABCs with cute monsters and fun games

Endless Alphabet
Spell and sound out letters

For those who want to help their children ages 5 and under learn the alphabet.

Endless Alphabet is a fun way for your little ones to learn about letters and words. With short animations, interactive puzzles, and cute monsters, this is an enjoyable way for children to learn at their own pace.

Why we love it

There is no scoring or time limits in Endless Alphabet, so kids can learn without stress or distractions. The fun games make learning more entertaining and will have your children experts on their letters in no time.

For those who...

  • Have kids wanting to learn about spelling and word sounds.
  • Like games without scoring or time limits.

Not for those who...

  • Children who are looking to practice letter tracing.
  • Don't want to pay extra to unlock more content.
Bogga Alphabet

A modern twist on an old-school learning toy

Bogga Alphabet
26 letters to select from

For kids who would like to learn and play with the alphabet letters.

Your child will enjoy listening to the sounds each letter makes and using those "fridge magnets" to spell out words on a virtual refrigerator. This app is full of color and you can even take a photo of your magnets on the fridge.

Why we love it

Children are naturally curious, and Bogga Alphabet is a great way to let them discover the alphabet with fun and creative play. Along with learning about each letter, the refrigerator magnets are lots of fun and a modern twist and the old-school toy.

For those who...

  • Have kids that enjoy playing with refrigerator magnets.
  • Anyone with kids 5 and under.

Not for those who...

  • Are looking for an alphabet sing along.
Starfall ABCs

A popular and free way to explore the alphabet

Starfall ABCs
Colorful and fun

For parents with kids looking to learn more about all 26 letters.

There's lot of great content for kids to explore. Along with great pages for each letter, there is special emphasis on the vowel sounds as well. Kids can even learn how to make the different letters in sign language.

Why we love it

Starfall material is used by a huge number of schools, and the iOS app is a great way for kids to continue their learning at home. The app is well-designed, easy for kids to learn, and definitely has a lot of content. It's highly recommended.

For those who...

  • Have children familiar with the Starfall site from work at school.
  • Looking for a free alphabet app.

Not for those who...

  • Aren't familiar with Starfall.
LetterSchool - learn to write letters and numbers

Learning the right way to write letters and numbers

LetterSchool - learn to write letters and numbers
Dive right in

For children who are looking to start writing their letters and numbers.

The app is designed to grow with kids featuring four distinct games for each letter and number. After being introduced to the shape, name, and sound, kids learn where to start writing letter by tapping dots. They can then trace it and finally write from memory. It features both upper and lowercase letters.

Why we love it

After learning the different letters of the alphabet, tracing is the next big step, and LetterSchool is a great way for kids to learn how to write the alphabet and the number 1 through 10. The four different games for each letter and number are well designed and educational while keeping a child’s interest.

For those who...

  • Want their child to concentrate on tracing and drawing the letters.
  • Are interested in number drawing as well.
  • Want to track the progress of multiple children.

Not for those who...

  • Looking for more interactive features outside the drawing features.
Elmo Loves ABCs for iPad

Learn your letters with Elmo

Elmo Loves ABCs for iPad
Pick a letter

For those with kids who love Elmo and learning their letters.

Elmo Loves ABCs for iPad is a cute, bubbly way for kids to learn their letters. The adorable Elmo helps them become familiar with letters sounds and how to write the letters by tracing. There are short clips to show how the letters are used in words, pages for drawing pictures, and a fun game of Hide and Seek.

Why we love it

For learning letters, there is no better helper than Elmo from “Sesame Street.” Your boy or girl will have a great time tracing their letters and seeing words that use them.

For those who...

  • Children ages 5 and under.
  • Kids who enjoy the furry monster's antics.

Not for those who...

  • Children over the age of 5.
  • Parents who have had enough of the Elmo craze.
The Lonely Beast ABC: Preschool Letters & Alphabet

A beast of a good time

The Lonely Beast ABC: Preschool Letters & Alphabet
Laugh and learn

For kids who enjoy "The Lonely Beast" and want to learn more about the alphabet.

The app is packed full of fun interactive adventures. When kids select a letter, they will hear a great voiceover and then can interact with the special page. Music lovers will especially enjoy the fully playable drums and xylophone.

Why we love it

The Lonely Beast ABC has pretty much anything a parent is looking for in an education app. It's easy to navigate, tons of activities to keep your children entertained, and no in-app purchases or advertising. And it's a must-have if you're a fan of the iconic book.

For those who...

  • Have enjoyed the classic children's book.
  • Are looking for an app with no advertising or in-app purchases.

Not for those who...

  • Aren't a fan of "The Lonely Beast" book.
  • Are looking for an app with more features like letter tracing.
Interactive Alphabet ABC's

Interactive learning for a variety of age groups

Interactive Alphabet ABC's
A rowdy robot

For kids looking to start or continue their language journey.

What makes this app fantastic is that it is interactive. As the title suggests, each letter can be played with. For example you can play a xylophone, zip a zipper, and so on. It is an audio/visual experience using this immersive app. Interactive Alphabet is the essential alphabet app for iOS.

Why we love it

This is one of the best alphabet apps for a great reason. Instead of just focusing one one specific area, Interactive Alphabet can grow with your children from the baby mode all the way to typing practice. Along with the fun and original music, the ability to customize the app with your own familiar words and photos makes it a perfect choice.

For those who...

  • Looking for a full-featured education app that can grow with your child.
  • Want to add your own words and photos to the app.

Not for those who...

  • Want to pay for a learning app.