Disney’s new Winnie the Pooh iPhone app teaches kids the alphabet

Do children learn better if a familiar character is doing the teaching? We’ve heard that theory at several app and education conferences in recent times. If it’s true, then Letters with Pooh is onto a winner.

It’s the latest iPhone app from Disney, focused on helping children to learn their alphabet. Veterans of all things Pooh will be unsurprised to learn that honey plays a pivotal role, too.

“Children will join Winnie the Pooh on his quest for honey and help him reach a honeybee’s hive by tracing letters and collecting letter balloons,” explains the App Store listing.

That’s not all, though. Children can use the app to record the letters of the alphabet in their own voices; create scenes with virtual stickers; and play matching games with some of Pooh’s friends.

Also good: the fact that you can track the progress of up to four children in the app’s separate Parents section: the latest welcome sign of app developers realising that many children’s apps are used by several kids in the same household.

Letters with Pooh costs £1.49 on the App Store, and is iPhone-only for now – although we’d really like to see an iPad version follow it onto Apple’s store.

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