The educational application Hippo Letters practices letter identification. The user is given four choices of letters and asked – in both written and spoken ways – to touch the identified letter. Get the answer right and you’re given a playful, positive affirmation like “you rock”, “super cool” and “awesome”. Get enough correct answers and there is a fireworks display. The graphics and design are clean and attractive and the app is easy to understand and use. I also appreciate the encouraging nature of instruction. Unlike many toddler apps with several game options offered, Hippo Letters has one repetitive feature (letter identification) and playing it over and over again quickly becomes tiresome. Granted, this app does have fireworks… but not a lot of bang for the buck.

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