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$2.99 at time of review
Video Review:

hip hop hen: abc flashcard songs

Age Level: Ages 0–5
By Developer: Hip Hop Hen

2114 Editors' Choice for iPad
#1 in Educational Apps, Best New Apps, Best for Ages 5 & under

Hip Hop Hen is a welcome twist to the usual boring ABC flash card games and apps. Each flash card is introduced with the phonetic sound of the letter being learned. A full illustrated scene is presented. Touching the characters and objects on the scene gives vocabulary words which start with the letter being learned. A play button, once pressed, presents a catchy song which emphasizes the sound of the letter and describes what is happening in the illustrated. The songs are VERY catchy, just the type to get young children involved and singing along and really learning their phonetic ABCs.

In addition to the alphabet, this app offers a variety of flashcards, along with illustrations and songs, for common letter combinations like th and ch.

This is a relatively new app and I look forward to seeing it do great things in the iTunes App Store.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


  • 35 Fully illustrated and interactive pages
  • Catchy song teaching kids each sound each letter makes
  • 9 common letter combinations to further phonics learning

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