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Preschool Alphabet Game

Updated on March 2, 2017
Toy acquired Nov. 2014
Toy acquired Nov. 2014 | Source

Alphabet Game for Preschoolers

It is essential to encourage toddlers and preschoolers to speak as soon as possible. Alphabet activities is a good start.

I remember learning the alphabet at about five years old. I was slow in learning to read because I developed a lasting fear of reading aloud in class. I only remember the awful anxious pit of worry in my stomach as my turn came closer and closer. I avoided speaking up in our 30 plus student grade school classes and that fear followed me through high school. A sorry state to be in when it is time to decide for college or a career.

A preschooler can have fun with the alphabet playing on the VTech Alphabet Apple game. Early learning builds confidence and courage too, because when something is learned the child feels they are good at something.

Here are some details about an alphabet game for preschoolers 2-5 years old.

Rob React on flickr
Rob React on flickr

VTech Has Made Interactive Electronic Games and Toys Since 1980

They started with a device called Lesson One as their first micro-chip game.

The company now releases more than a hundred learning games every year. Many present day parents had VTech toys when they were growing up.

This game has had many small revisions and still available.

Letter by Double--M on flickr
Letter by Double--M on flickr

Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

Alphabet Apple is a carry around apple shaped electronic game for the preschooler in your family. It has a handy handle for little hands. Each letter is a light up button that has its own music tune and animal. Besides the letters the preschooler learns about animals and is entertained with 29 musical songs.

The device's sound system is a soothing child's voice and the songs are not too loud or aggressive.

The additional feature is time learning and a play clock to help with that. Eight modes of play and activities, such as spelling, letter phonics, and memory games. Animal sounds for each button.

Be Sure You Buy for Age and Learning

Some reviewers mentioned this alphabet game was too confusing for a one year old and if your preschooler already knows the alphabet they may not be interested in this VTech toy. Keep that in mind when choosing your learning alphabet game.

Nothing is worse than a purchase that stays in the toy box or on the shelf.

Pictures Before I Gave Alphabet Apple As a Birthday Gift

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Lights working for one of the eight modes of play.Back of the box.
Lights working for one of the eight modes of play.
Lights working for one of the eight modes of play.
Back of the box.
Back of the box.

If You Have Had Good Results at Ebay

If you do your homework, have EBucks, and asked the seller pertinent questions deals are offered at Ebay. Also beware that there are older versions of the Alphabet game.

Shopping for an Alphabet Learning Game

image by flowercat on flickr
image by flowercat on flickr

Does this help with shopping for the preschooler in your family? Try VTech, Amazon and Ebay for the best deals.

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Video to Demo the Sound Function

Share the Letters with Your Toddler

My younger children grew up in the eighties and nineties, and though I bought computer games for typing and math, I am not sure the games helped or not. I do know they are both very computer and electronic gadget literate and they both got through college.

My son was always cool to activities trying to make fun of school related things. I found out later, when his was an adult, he thought it was some kind of trick to make him work. Oh, well, the secrets of resistance.

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© 2012 Sherry Venegas

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I still have some of the Vtech learning games that my son had many years ago and they were very helpful

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      poutine 4 years ago

      Yes, they are good for learning, but I prefer teaching with the basics first.