Impalas deep sea diving, vultures with beehive hairdos, sneezing squirrels – they’re all part of a new crazy clever alphabet app with illustrations so quirky and modern that I want to hang them on my kiddo’s wall.
Created by CMP favorite Wee Society, the Wee Alphas app acts as an interactive book, introducing preschoolers to letters, animals, animation and silly one-sentence poems. And, since each letter is hidden within an animal, this is probably an app best played with a parent until little learners get the hang of tapping on it to activate the illustration.
After cycling through all the letters, kids are encouraged to choose their own “special letter” (it could be a favorite or the letter their name starts with) and trace it. And, since no time limits or error warnings are in place, they can take as long as they like.
It’s got a slew of super practical parts, though, teaching all sorts of really helpful skills, like letter recognition, complex vocabulary, and fine motor development, just to name a few. And it gives younger kids a chance to see that learning basics doesn’t have to be boring. You just can’t beat a fox doing film critiques. -Pilar
Download the Wee Alphas app for iPad on iTunes for $2.99.
If you like this, be sure to check out Wee Alphas personalized prints.