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iPad App Review: Cartoon ABC


App Name: Cartoon ABC

Cost: $2.99

What does it promise?  Designed to help younger students with their first attempts at reading, the app features an interactive alphabet that places users into game-like activities with over 100 animations, 70 characters, exclusive design and original sounds.

Cartoon abcDoes it deliver? Cartoon ABC is presented through a set of beautiful flash cards. Students tap images and blinking areas to see the spelling of the words and to hear the pronunciation. Every time young explorers tap a letter or an object, they can see an animated video. This game-like interface encourages kids to explore further and to learn by playing.

The app also benefits from something it doesn’t have—ads. Because Cartoon ABC is designed for younger students, it contains no advertising. Likewise, there is no social-media integration, which educators and parents will certainly like.

Can I use it in my classroom?  Cartoon ABC would be a welcome addition to any early elementary classroom.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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