The Singing Alphabet is the latest IPAD App which I had tested out with the kids. This App is unlike any other apps which we have come across.
The Ministry of Letters developed this app to engage children with the world of letters. Their letters are made to look like fun and friendly characters which the children would love playing it.
Each time a letter is pressed it would sing its phonetic sound. You can press more then one letter at a time and the tune sounds like a well coordinated chorus .
We explored making our own words by pressing the pen at the bottom of the screen to show the letters that we have chosen.
My kids love how each alphabet starts rapping and sounding out phonetically when pressed. I like the fact that you can put any two or more alphabets together to sound out the word. Both simple and complex words /vowel sounds can be addressed using this App.
There is also potential using this app for teaching blending of sounds as a follow up to an introduction to the 26 letters of the alphabet.
Some Areas of Improvement
The App took an extremely long time to load up. It took nearly 10 minutes before it could be fully functional.It would be great if the App could be booted up in a jiffy and be up and running.
It would be great if the alphabets also came in upper case letters and not just lower case so that the child would know how the word is emphasized when it is put together.
You can purchase the “The Singing Alphabet” app from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.