The six different mini-games for Look & Learn Animal Alphabet each are slightly different, with most having educational qualities as they teach or reinforce kids their letter shapes and sounds. The one mini-game that isn’t really educational is fun, as it allows kids to put different animal masks on faces.
A to Z Animals is a slide show where a narrator shows one animal for each letter. When kids press the animal, it makes a sound (or in the case of animals like fish or koalas, are told that they don’t make a noise). There’s also alternate pictures of each animal here.
Find the ABC’s asks kids to identify a letter as it’s spoken to them, but there are other visual clues to help them. When they find the correct animal, they are treated to an animal that starts with that sound, and we definitely appreciate that it’s a different animal than the one featured in the A to Z Animals mini-game.
Connect the Letters are progressively more difficult dot to dot puzzles that ask kids to tap the letters in alphabetical order. Doing so eventually reveals a cute animal photo.
Flamingo Flier is the most difficult mini-game, we thought, and kids must tilt their iPhone or iPad up and down in order to help the flying flamingo make its way across Africa while collecting letters.
Learn to Write is drawing practice for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet, and requires fairly precise following of dotted lines in a certain order. Once each letter is complete, an animal picture pops on screen, along with a verbal factoid about it.
Mask Maker is a photo program which has you line up you or your kids face in the circle for a photo, which can then be equipped with funny animal masks such as an elephant, moose, tiger, koala and more.
Look & Learn Alphabet is a collection of six different mini-games designed for preschoolers. Some are great for handing off to a two-year-old, while others will help those nearing kindergarten learn their letters. With great, verbal commands and awesomely vibrant and detailed animal pictures, it will quickly endear itself as one of your favorite, trusted apps to let your kids play.