The Animal Alphabet Book is a fun and child-friendly app. There are NO ads and NO links to Facebook or email. Absolutely NO information is collected about the user – personal or otherwise.
Each letter of the alphabet is associated
with a colorful illustration of a swanky
animal with attitude
Leah – a state-certified preschool teacher
Anna – a 7-year old girl
Ava – a 5-year old girl
“A” – the selected voice reads the letters
“A is for Alligator” – the selected voice reads the letter sound and the associated animal word
“Alligator starts with” – the selected voice asks your child what letter the animal word begins with, leaving a pause for your child to supply their own answer
Every night after dinner we like to do a family activity. If it’s still light outside and the weather is nice, we’ll go outside and play. If not, we’ll often think of something we all want to draw and then just go at it. For about a week last year we got on an animal ‘kick’ and many of my alphabet animals evolved from these drawings. Ava was still in preschool at this time and learning the different letters of the alphabet. I thought it would be fun to turn my animal illustrations into an alphabet book to help her learn the ABCs. Once I made the book, I thought it would be useful as an app, as well. Ava started kindergarten about the same time I began developing the app. My wife and I noticed that her letter recognition and letter pronunciation were still not where they should be. Asking her to be one of the voices on the app was just the type of incentive she needed to work harder at her ABCs. I think that letting other kids hear Ava and Anna reading the book makes it very relatable and is encouraging. However, we also asked our friend Leah to record her voice for the app as well, since she is a wonderful preschool teacher and does this type of thing on a regular basis.