Learn the names and sounds of each letter with the Hairies

Interact with animations and trace the letter shape onscreen with your finger.

Play games to reinforce learning and build letters into simple words.

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Education Resources Awards 2011

Winner Education Resources Awards 2011

Letter sounds come to life with animated characters

Learn to form each letter shape with your finger

Play games to blend letter sounds into first words

Includes upper case letter names

Multisensory learning by UK specialist teachers

Letter sounds are introduced in six colour-coded stages
1. s/a/t/p
2. i/n/m/d
3. g/o/c/k
4. e/r/h/b
5. u/f/l/j
6. v/w/x/y/z/qu

Each stage has its own game, using the letters you have learnt to build sounds into words

Games progress from three letter words to four and five letter words, e.g. cat, drum, sting

Multisensory learning is more effective by linking images to sounds and actions

Suitable for preschool and above

The Hairy characters and funny animations make a fun and engaging introduction to literacy

Super app! - My 5 year old boy loves playing this to help him learn his letters and words. Well worth the money

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This had been a really fun game for my preschooler and it's easy enough for him to do independently but also fun to do together especially when spelling. This teaches you how to write lower case letters by tracing with your finger, has funny animated clips for each letter and sounds of each letter and then unlocking new spelling games for three and four letter words. For just a few bucks, this is a great learning resource for toddlers! Plus the iPad is especially friendly to uncoordinated fingers.

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Brilliant app. We have been searching for some time for an app that uses an English accent and pronunciation of the letters is correct. This app makes the sounds of the letters in the right way - as taught in reception classes. It also uses lower case letters as recommended for young children to learn first. The animations are simple yet so appealing to preschool children and the sound effects keep our 3 year entertained! Learning the basics correctly right from the start has been made fun and humorous allowing subconscious learning to take place. The best tool on the market by far and we have recommended it to friends with young children without hesitation, thank you! Just need to find one for slightly older children now!

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My 5 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old are now running around the house like the Ant on your App. They are having a blast and love it.

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Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

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