iPad App Review: The Singing Alphabet

About The Singing Alphabet App

Did you know that letters could sing? Welcome to the Ministry of Letters’ Singing Alphabet. We have worked with experts in child development to ensure this app will engage children with the world of letters and word making in a completely new and imaginative way. Our letters are fun and friendly characters that children will love playing with.

Each time a child presses a letter it will sing its phonetic sound. Your child can press as many letters as they want and the tune will always sound harmonious. Children can enjoy creating new songs with different combinations of letters or singing along with a single letter and practicing its sound!

They can explore making their own words by pressing the pen at the bottom of the screen to show the letters they have chosen. They can hear what the words sound like when they sing and enjoy playing with different combinations. Practicing the weekly spelling test with your child will never be so enjoyable!

This is a fun, engaging app to encourage children to really enjoy the alphabet and have fun making words. It entertains a range of ages with younger children discovering the alphabet for the first time and older ones competing to make the best words.

To find out more about us and download fun resources to go with the app please visit
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Category: Education
Updated: Jun 08, 2012
Version: 1.2
Size: 95.3 MB
Language: English
Seller: Ministry of Letters ltd
© Ministry of Letters ltd Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

I recently downloaded this app and had it tested on my son Josiah.

Watch my video review below:

Here is a video of Josiah playing with it.

My Utmost Honest Opinions

On first touch, I find that the app loads a tad bit slow for me. I have to open it up to the ABC screen first before showing it to my son as he might lose interest and change to another app. However, once in the ABC screen, the singing ABCs are rather cute and they sing rather well. Josiah has just started learning the phonetics so he does get excited and follow along the sounds. By the way, phonetics are an awesome way to learn English words. I found Josiah’s vocabulary and spelling has improved tremendously after learning with this method and he is able to challenge me to list down words starting with a certain alphabet.

Back to this little app, it is very simple to use and will be fun for the musical kid. Maybe those that are more ‘active’ and wanting to move objects around might not be as keen. The ABCs only dance stationary and will start ‘singing’ when touched once. When touched a second time, it will stop singing. As mentioned in my video, this will be a problem if you are trying to spell words that contain 2 similar alphabets. I think most parents will want to spell their child’s name and hear how the music sounds like as I did in my video. It so happens that both my husband and I and our 2 kids do not have 2 similar alphabets in our names but many parents might have, as with the name such as Zachary, Adrian, Leena, etc.

The aim of the app of course, is not just to sing names, but to teach spelling in a fun way. So if you would like to teach simple 3-4 letter words, this app is able to do just that. Get it at the app store to try it out for yourself.

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. However, I did receive a copy of The Singing Alphabet for my iPad review. The opinions in this blog post are 100% mine.

3 Responses to iPad App Review: The Singing Alphabet

  1. I have 3 questions:

    1: What do they mean by “Have you ever wondered what letters and words would sound like if they could sing”?

    2: When was The Singing Alphabet app released?

    3:Why did they decide to invent this Singing Alphabet app?

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