Stumpy's Alphabet Dinner (free version) helps kids learn and recognize letters on their own or within a word, as well as traditional and not so traditional shapes. It is easy to use and full of fun, animated graphics and sounds.
The Alphabet Game presents the user with Stumpy, a cute monster, displaying a specific letter highlighted on his belly. Simply drag the appropriate letter down to Stumpy's mouth and he will gobble it up, all with appropriate sounds and resulting in smile and cheer. Once all the letters in the word are gone and Stumpy is well fed, the word is announced, confetti showers down and a set of balloons float to the top of the screen with the word “GREAT” spelled out. Pop each balloon and a new word is show.
Shapes allows for traditional shapes, as well as not so traditional shapes, such as a crown, arrow or cloud. As with the Alphabet Game, pulling the specified shape down allows for it's name to be announced, lots of happy crunching sounds from Lexie and positive accolades.
Toggling between the games with a simple swipe across the screen. At that point you can choose to add the Letters Game, featuring Otto. Should you desire, this game can be added with an in-app purchase of $0.99.
In summary, I think this is a beautifully designed educational app, with clever and fun games that keep kids coming back for more. Although I am a phonics gal, tried and true, I am very impressed with this app.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch