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ABC Gurus app review: an introduction to writing and reading

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Introduction

Before your child even starts school they have already begun to learn how to write and read and here's an app that can help in the process. The ABC Gurus app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a brand-new release that has been created for kids ages two through five. It can act as an introduction or to reinforce lessons you’ve already been teaching your child. This one has been designed by a mother who is also a teacher and has plenty of experience when it comes to the perfect way to teach these skills to kids.

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ABC Gurus

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An Engaging Introduction

The ABC Gurus app may just be the introduction to reading and writing that you're looking for, and even if your child has already been introduced to these topics it is a wonderful supplement tool. By giving kids this introduction before they actually start school you will be giving them a head start. As mentioned this one has been made for kids ages two through five and it’s not meant to be an hours-long gaming experience instead kids are encouraged to take part in short 15-minute sessions at a time.

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This app requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and doesn't yet have a customer rating but comments are very complimentary. Parents have commented on how fun kids are finding it. There are no ads in this app and there are no in-app purchases, kids can launch the app and begin the learning experience.

Enjoy the animated experience
Enjoy the animated experience

The Learning Experience

The ABC Gurus app is one that features all kinds of fun elements in order to teach kids about reading and writing. The letters in this game are actually cute animated characters. Kids can add stickers to them, mustaches, accessories, mouths, and eyes. The app offers endless gameplay without any strict rules, levels, or stress, which means kids are free to enjoy the gaming experience. Kids will be learning all about the phonemic sound that each letter in the alphabet makes and then they will learn to associate them with the letter itself. The app then goes further to discuss the pronunciation and meaning of various words.

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Additional features include 26 different animated words for each letter, there are five colors to choose from, the user interface is kid-friendly which allows for independent play, kids can take pictures of the characters they have created, and then they can take photos of the letter characters.

Add stickers, faces, and more to the alphabet characters
Add stickers, faces, and more to the alphabet characters

ABC Gurus

$1.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The user interface is kid-friendly which allows for independent play
  • This app has been designed for kids ages two through five
  • The letters are each animated and kids get to customize them
  • There are animated words that begin with each letter of the alphabet
  • There are no ads or in-app purchases
  • The app encourages short sessions of gameplay rather than being glued to the screen

Cons

  • It would be great to see the app expanded upon even further with additional features

Final Thoughts

The ABC Gurus app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is the perfect way to introduce your child to reading and writing. This app is kid-friendly, engaging, and thanks to the animations it’s a whole lot of fun.

 

ABC Gurus

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