Our children, mine included, spend a lot of time watching screens of various shapes and sizes, but it doesn't have to be an endless parade of YouTube videos, Angry Birds and the like. There are dozens of excellent learning applications and games available for Android and iOS. One application that my wife and I love for our kids is Endless Alphabet from Originator Inc.
Endless Alphabet is a spelling and reading app for children who are learning to read or looking to hone their pronunciation of letters and words.
Containing 100 puzzles via a one-time in-app purchase, Endless Alphabet uses adorable little monsters that encourage building on your child's vocabulary.
Each word puzzle begins a short animation featuring the monsters as they act out the meaning of the word. Once they have completed their work, the monsters make a mess of the word, leaving only an outline of the word.
Your child then has to drag-and-drop each letter of the word onto the letter shapes left behind by the monsters shenanigans.
It isn't simply drag-and-drop though. Each letter, when touched, makes the letters sound while also coming to life and dancing about while moving around the screen.
Check out the preview video from Originator below!
Possibly the best part of this application and others from Originator is that there is no high scores, failures, limits or stress. You child can only focus on having fun and learning rather than be concerned with beating their high score from previous gameplay or that of other players. Learning is supposed to be fun and stress-free, not a competition, and Originator nails this perfectly with Endless Alphabet.