The formative years of our kids are critical and it’s so important to give them the best head start to make sure they get everything they can out of life. That’s why the best apps for kids are the ones that help them to learn new and interesting concepts that will set them up on the right path for the rest of their lives. HooplaKidz Fun with ABC and 123 helps to teach your kids their alphabet and basic math using simple and fun drills that are highly effective. If you want to make sure your kids are ready when it’s time to start their first day of school then this app is a great starting point. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
There’s no shortage of apps that are billed as the best educational tools available for your children: some live up to the bill and others are just plain disappointing. HooplaKidz Fun with ABC and 123 is definitely one of the better kid’s educational apps available in the App Store. It has all the ingredients you look for in a kid’s educational game: there are fun games that help your children learn, great narrative that clearly explains what your child should do next, and of course colorful and fun graphics.
What I really like about this app is that it doesn’t cut any corners. It walks your child through the alphabet or through their numbers step-by-step in sequence. Cutting corners doesn’t do children any favors and the developers of this app have clearly recognized this fact. There was one little glitch though: from time to time the app seemed to get stuck in a little loop when I tried to return to the menu screen. When this happened, the only thing to do was to restart the app. This didn’t happen often, but often enough to be a little annoying. This app will require 33.4 MB of available space on your iOS device.
How it Works
This app features a fun interface for kids with a main menu that features a train puling the different gameplay options behind it. There are five different learning games your child can choose from, and each is represented by its own carriage on the train. The train also features the traditional train horn, the sound of the wheels rolling, a cute little conductor, and her dog in the back carriage. It’s a great little package with lots of appeal for the little ones.
Games include alphabet primers, math primers, and color primers. The idea in the games is either to complete the sequence or choose the correct answer from a multiple choice list provided by the developer. There are also puzzle games and great sound effects as well. It’s got everything you’d expect from a winning children’s app an a few little extra surprises as well.
Includes step-by-step math, alphabet, and color lessons for your child
Fun train theme
Cute characters and graphics
A variety of games, including puzzles and sequence games
Occasionally gets stuck in a loop and you have to exit and re-enter the app
Finding a quality children’s app isn’t always easy. There’s certainly a lot of choice in the App Store, but choice doesn’t always equal quality. HooplaKidz Fun with ABC and 123 is definitely one of the better kid’s apps in the App Store. It combines great educational tools and fun games to help your children learn and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.