Grade Level: Toddler - My daughter who is almost 5 really likes this application. She will usually play with it for about 10 minutes at a time. We have had the app for quite a while and she is still interested in playing with it.
Program Functionality: A - We have not had a single problem with the program yet. My daughter picked up on dragging the letters very quickly.
Purpose: B - The application is meant to help kids identify their letters, animals, and introduce them to spelling.
Overall Educational Value: B - The application attempts to fulfill its purpose, but we are not convinced that it effectively helps students learn their letters better than traditional methods.
Cost: As of 3/20/09 - $1.99.
Platform: IPhone and Itouch
Recommendation: We recommend this application for personal use but we are not recommending schools to purchase this application for use within a school.
Creators Website: http://www.learningtouch.com/
Direct Link to ITunes Store Application: http://www.learningtouch.com/itunes/firstwordsanimals