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.
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.