Endless Alphabet

Emerging Technologies and Edtech June 19, 2014

Country of Origin: US
Languages: English
Developer: Originator Inc.
Publisher: Originator Inc.
Year Published: 2013
Website: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endless-alphabet/id591626572?mt=8
Platforms: iOS
Genre: Language
Barriers to Entry: Very low. Playable by kids as young as 2 2-years old.
Age range:  Preschool
Subject: Reading

Endless Alphabet is a simple letter-dragging interactive app with personified letters. At the beginning of each round, a “stampede” of running letters passes over the screen, leaving a series of letter outlines forming a word, and a scattering of touchable letters. The letters make soft phonic sounds when touched and dragged, and the player must drag them to the outline that matches the letter. When dragged into the appropriate place, the letter ‘locks,’ and players can drag another letter. When a word is completed, the player receives enthusiastic sound and visual feedback, followed by an animation— often very funny— of monsters illustrating the meaning of the word.