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    Published: 2015-03-04, by .

    Your kids will be the gurus of the ABC - in 5 languages!

    9.5
    • Beautiful graphics and animations
    • Fun to learn
    • Child-proof features
    • No ads or IAP
    • Play in 5 langauges
    • Availanle in 9 languages
    • We LOVE it!

    "ABC, As Easy As 123!"

    THE VERDICT

    From the makers of the fabulous Eli Explorer and the hugely popular kid’s number game, Star Gurus, Colto presents the recently updated ABC Gurus.

    This bright, engaging, and visually enchanting language app is specially designed to help kids get to grips with the alphabet, by engaging them with the things the love most: vivid colors, friendly narration, loads of interaction and lots of coloring in!

    Best of all, the new update comes with19 new words and animations and allows kids to play and learn in 5 international languages: English (GB and US), Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

    This beautifully designed, easy to navigate app lets kids switch between lower and uppercase, choose a letter and practice hearing it phonetically, then in a word beginning with that letter.

    They can color in, take a snapshot and enjoy the fantastic interactive sound effects. Your little ones will absolutely love it – and with its child-proof features, you will too.

    THE PROS

    The app is beautifully designed, with gorgeous graphics and vivid colors which will inherently appeal to kids – they will love all the animations and characters.

    ABC Gurus makes learning the alphabet a game, and is much more engaging than that boring old ‘alphabetic song’.

    Once kids have picked a letter, they can color it in and decorate it how they want, then tap on it to see a word and hear how it sounds. As they customize their letter, e.g., with eyes and a mouth, your kids will be wowed as the eyes look round and stare, and the mouth opens and make noises. Each word is accompanied by an animation too, which is tappable and fun.

    The app doesn’t feature an in-app purchases or adverts, and the ‘Parents and Privacy’ is shape-password protected, giving parents peace of mind that their kids can play safely, unsupervised. For added security, this section can be removed completely via the settings menu.

    The fact that the game is available to play in so many languages adds to its longevity: not only does it expose your kids to new words and sounds in different languages, but also gives them reasons to keep playing for longer.

    The app itself is available in English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese , Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

    THE CONS

    We love this app. It’s bright, engaging, and fun. Kids will love to play again and again, and with the introduction of new languages with the recent update, there’s even more reasons to keep playing.

    The next step would be to introduce a ‘test’ zone where kids could match the sounds with the letters or words as they hear them.


    Original review from Mar 04, 2015:

    THE VERDICT

    From the makers of the fabulous Eli Explorer language game for kids, Colto presents yet another brilliantly creative, bright and engaging app for kids.

    ABC Gurus is specially designed to help kids get to grips with the alphabet, by engaging them with the things the love most: vivid colors, friendly narration, loads of interaction and lots of coloring in!

    This beautifully designed, easy to navigate app lets kids switch between lower and uppercase, choose a letter and practice hearing it phonetically, then in a word beginning with that letter.

    They can color in, take a snapshot and enjoy the fantastic interactive sound effects. Your little ones will absolutely love it – and with its child-proof features, you will too.

    THE PROS

    The app is beautifully designed, with gorgeous graphics and vivid colors which will inherently appeal to kids – they will love all the animations and characters.

    ABC Gurus makes learning the alphabet a game, and is much more engaging than that boring old ‘alphabetic song’.

    Once kids have picked a letter, they can color it in and decorate it how they want, then tap on it to see a word and hear how it sounds. The animations are tappable too, with wicked sound effects.

    The app doesn’t feature an in-app purchases or adverts, and settings are shape-password protected, giving parents peace of mind that their kids can play safely, unsupervised.

    THE CONS

    There’s not much to dislike about this app – it’s sleek, easy to handle and ticks most of the boxes in terms of pleasing kids whilst educating them at the same time.

    If anything, it would be nice to see some variety in the words – each letter has just one word to go with it, e.g. “U for umbrella”.

    Original rating: 8.8/10

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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Mar 04, 2015

    Description

    Parents, are you searching for a fun and creative app to inspire your preschooler to learn the alphabet and phonics? Your kids will have loads of fun personalizing letters and turning them into crazy characters while they learn.

    Created by a Mum/Teacher with Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers, this app teaches phonemic letter sounds, associating them with their letter form, names of letters and the meaning and pronunciation of new words starting with letters.

    The game is playable in 5 languages: English (US & UK), Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese

    The phonemic skills this game teaches are key skills preschoolers need to acquire based on the American Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence. The Preschool Sequence states “a crucial part of learning to read is developing phonemic awareness, the understanding that individual sounds are associated with individual letters”

    - TitiCrafty.com "It’s created by a mom and teacher who understands what we want and what kids need."
    - AppsZoom.com "The app is beautifully designed, with gorgeous graphics and vivid colors"
    - AppyMall.com ".. I am certain that kids would love this app..."
    - TopBestAppsForKids.com "The combination of coloring, playing and learning is perfect"
    - TheiPhoneMom.com "This app is truly a fun and unique way to teach kids the alphabet"

    Recommended Ages 2-5 years
    Required iOS 7 or +

    FEATURES

    - Play in 5 languages: English (UK & US), Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese
    - Play with upper or lowercase letters
    - Easy for kids to play on their own
    - 36 features to decorate letters including animated eyes, mouths and stickers
    - 5 crayons to color letters
    - Audio of phonemic letter sounds
    - 45 animations of words starting with each letter
    - Audio of letter names and a word starting with the letter eg. E is for elf
    - Take a snapshot of your characters
    - Create your own alphabet album on your device’s photo gallery
    - No in-app purchases or third party advertising

    HOW DOES THIS APP TEACH CHILDREN?

    ABC Gurus appeals to a child’s innate desire to interact and create. Children colour in and personalize the letters repeatedly while listening to the phonemic sounds they make. This is incidental learning, one of the most powerful learning forms for preschoolers. By repeatedly playing with the letter, kids learn to associate the letter form with its sound through repetition and identify it as the first letter in a word.

    HOW TO PLAY

    Scroll through the alphabet on a rotating planet, choose a letter and get creative coloring it, adding cartoon eyes, a toothy mouth and quirky accessories. Each time you color and add features, you hear the phonemic sound the letter makes. Tap the play button and a word starting with the letter comes to life in a hilarious animation. Interact with the animation and discover what happens!

    Take a snapshot of your creation and it’s saved in a separate album on your device’s photo gallery. Complete your album with your A-Z creations for further practice.

    ABOUT US

    Colto is a creative studio developing award winning educational mobile games for preschoolers that make them smile while they learn. Our team of Parents, Teachers, Developers and Designers creates high quality playful games that stimulate preschoolers to learn key educational skills based on the American Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence.

    CONTACT US!

    If you have any support requests, comments, or questions do not hesitate to contact us at support@colto.com or visit Colto’s online Community at colto.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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