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iPad App Review

App Name: ABC Circus

Cost: $1.99

What does it promise?  The app promises to teach kids letter writing, letter names and sounds, and letter phonics. The game includes various visual representations for each letter, including ”A” for Playing Ant, “B” for Unicycle Bear, “C” for Acrobatics Camel and more, all the way through the alphabet.

Does it deliver?  The app is simple but engaging. Kids can tap and trace to practice their letters. The game also can be customized by the teacher, with various activities turned on or off.

Can I use it in my classroom?  ABC Circus takes something that all kids must learn and offers a fun way for them to do so. It’s a great practice tool and would work well in any kindergarten or pre-K classroom.

Related resources

Explore the use of the iPad App Store in the classroom.
See additional EducationWorld reviews of iPad apps.
See other product reviews in our Tech in the Classroom archive.

 

Article by Daniel Kline, EducationWorld Contributing Editor
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