Learning should be fun. Especially if the subject is as crucial as learning the letters of the alphabet. Many apps have been developed to introduce toddlers ages 1+ to this topic, and almost all of them offer fun and unique gameplay. The Magical Alphabet app offers sample words for each letter that are connected to form a story.
Meet Pom-Pom the Magician
What is the relationship between a balloon and a bee? What can happen between a unicycle and an umbrella?
If you’re wondering what kind of story would involve seemingly unrelated objects and/or animals, come and meet Pom-Pom the Magician. Throughout the app, you can watch videos of him performing a magic show that unveils the story behind these objects.
In one part of the show, Pom-Pom waves his magic wand to make balloons appear. As more and more balloons appear, he is lifted into the air. He then releases the balloons and falls into a tree. His fall disturbs a beehive and causes a swarm of bees to chase him away.
There are many stories in Pom-Pom’s alphabet show. What’s interesting is that there is at least an animal involved for each letter, such as an A for alligator and apple, E for elephant and egg, or I for iguana and ice cream. Others may involve objects only, such as N for nail/nest and V for violin/vacuum cleaner. At the end of each story, both objects/animals are shown side by side so you can compare them.
Parents Need to Know
In addition to Pom-Pom’s magic show, Magical Alphabet has two other play options. The first one is called spelling pages where you are tasked with dragging letters to spell a word. As you are drag a letter you can hear its name or phonic sound. You can also turn on extra letters to keep the game challenging for older kids.
The other play option is the alphabet table. Here, you can see all the 26 letters of the alphabet in uppercase and lowercase forms. You can also switch to the alphabet chart to see all the 52 objects and animals included in Pom-Pom’s magic show.
Magical Alphabet is suitable for young toddlers ages 1+. The app works great without an Internet connection. It doesn’t have any in-app purchases, third-party ads, or links to social networks. It also imposes no limit or scoring system, which allows toddlers to play at their own pace.
Things I Like
I really enjoy Pom-Pom’s hilarious magic show. I like that the developer put it in the effort to create a story that binds the letters together instead of throwing together a bunch of random animations. The result is an entertaining romp that makes learning the alphabet a breeze.
One of my and my six-year-old’s favorite stories is of Pom-Pom riding a unicycle. Although things start out well for Pom-Pom, he suddenly falls and it stars pouring. He then makes an umbrella appear and goes on dancing with it. I highly recommend you to watch each of Pom-Pom’s magical shows.
Magical Alphabet offers a fun and magical experience for younger toddlers ages 1+ as they learn letters of the alphabet for the first time. At the same time, it allows older kids to learn how two seemingly unrelated words can be stitched together into a story. If you have been looking for a great alphabet app for your young ones, you should definitely give Magical Alphabet a try.
App was provided for our honest review.