Teach your kids to read and write with Pre-K Letters and Numbers for iPhone and iPad

BrightStart LLC's educational app, Pre-K Letters and Numbers for iPhone and iPad, aims to teach children to read and write. The app displays a letter or number, calls it by it's name, has the child trace it, then phonetically pronounces it and associates it with a word.

  • Individual user setup (optional)
  • Online child performance Report Card (optional)
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • Memorable characters, pictures, shapes and sounds
  • Positive learning experiences
  • Numbers, words and phonics include a full word set of animals, fruits, vegetables and items around the house
  • Learn early foundations of language and numeracy
  • Learn how to recognize, read, write and pronounce upper and lower case letters
  • Learn consonants and vowels
  • Learn phonograms
  • Learn early stage numbers and counting

In just the few moments I spent with the free trial, I was impressed by this app. It runs very smooth, has soothing music, and speaks clearly. I look forward to letting my daughter learn from it when she gets older.

The initial download for Pre-K Letters and Numbers is a free trial and to unlock All Letters and Numbers and the Report Card, there is an in-app purchase for $1.99. Screenshots after the break.

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There are 5 comments. Add yours.

Chris Brunner says:

I'm so going to give this app a shot. I have a soon to be Kindergartner and a 3 year old. This should be fun for them!

Hasit says:

Great app... Never seen my 2 year old so interested in my iPad!

GiqueGEAR_Todd says:

Welcome to one of the greatest antidotes to cuts in educational funding. Loving parents spending absolutely nominal amounts of money, and some time to give their kids the kind of attention that is hard to get in public schools. Teachers can do their best, but the deck is stacked against them. Now parents can jump on this stuff, and let technology pick up some of the slack :-)

Christopher Russell says:

Another similar app (it even looks similar) is an app called iWriteWords, which sells for $2.99, and came out in March 2009, and added Universal Binary so it works on all "current" iOS devices.
My three year old loves iWriteWords. I'll also download PreK Letters and Numbers, since it is free to try.

Carolyn Kellogg says:

The app is definitely has its differentiator compared to iWriteWords, the reporting for parents and teachers to review each user's report card. I feel Pre-K Letters and numbers offers a little more than just the reporting, it touches upon the next level of child development as it includes blending and counting.
It will be interesting to see what their other apps look like as both my kids like this one. Soothing music and clarity in the sounds are definitely a plus.