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ABC Gurus - version 1.2

ABC Gurus - version 1.2

Fall 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Developer: Colto
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad

ABC Gurus by Colto, designed for children aged two to five years, teaches upper and lower case letter shapes, names, and sounds in five languages. Children use a variety of colors, virtual stickers, facial features and accessories to create fun and friendly letter-based characters. Each time they interact with their letter creation, the sound of the letter is played. Additionally, once their creation is complete, it states its letter name and provides a word that begins with that letter (e.g., "Q is for Queen."). Unfortunately, there is no way to save a player's progress as to which letters have been completed.

In general, the app is intuitive and easy-to-use. As a parent, I appreciate the fact that this app has no in-app purchases or third-party ads.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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