The App Store is simply wonderful: you can find productivity applications, messengers, social networks, music, photography tools... but sometimes we forget that the youngest members of the household can make the most of technology to learn whilst they play.
And although it's full of games, very few apps are so appropriate for kids as this Write the Alphabet, a rather descriptive title that tells us how it works.
How does it work?
Once you've downloaded the free version -there's also a more complete version with more games that you'll have to pay for- we'll see a cute octopus on a beach and we'll have to press on the option to draw the alphabet because there's hardly anything else we can do due to the childish and simple nature of this app. We'll then be shown an alphabet with clickable letters, the name of which will be read out loud so that kids can associate the name with the symbol. Then it's time to try out how good we are at writing the letters and which ones cause us more trouble.
We'll see how a hand draws the letter in upper or lower case and we'll have two chances to draw if following the grid. It doesn't matter if we make a mistake as we can start all over again as many times as we want. The goal? To learn how to write whilst they play.
The app is tremendously intuitive, with a clear design that makes the most of how easy it is to use the iPhone and teach kids the alphabet. This app is definitely the perfect excuse to help them learn whilst the play. They'll soon know the alphabet off by heart.