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Alphabet aliens with British accents? A little bonkers, but mostly brilliant! This letter-learning app is simple and focused—these aliens are on a mission to help kids learn their letters, and nothing but.
Don’t download this app expecting extra sight word or reading reinforcement exercises—all you’ll get is alphabet drills, but it does great job with the task at hand. Preschoolers will get lots of letter-recognition practice with the regular play setting, or can challenge themselves by playing the super-quick "alphabet countdown" game (from A to “zed”!) or throw it in reverse for an extra twist. The charming alien characters in this game are engaging and will motivate the youngest children to keep playing, and offer some fun diversions: kids can switch between accents, change letters from lower to upper case or choose between a child's or an alien's "voice" to narrate.
The interface is easy to use and small fingers will have no trouble poking the pudgy aliens to get them to talk. One drawback—the countdown games move fast and really don't give enough time for the age of the target audience. It'll take some time for small students to master the games.
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