Staff App Pick: Learning the alphabet is fun and easy with ‘Elmo Loves ABCs’ for Windows

Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from our colleagues. This Staff App Pick comes from Meredith Maris, an audience marketing manager in Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft.


Elmo’s been a big hit in my house for many years. Now, my 4-year-old can enjoy the beloved Sesame Street character first hand with the new “Elmo Loves ABCs” app for Windows from Sesame Workshop. It’s perfect timing too, since the little guy is starting his pre-K schooling and working on his alphabet writing even as I type this.

“Elmo Loves ABCs” lets children explore the letters of the alphabet in a variety of ways. The customization of this app is amazing – from the ability to add your own photos and videos to the game to being able to watch the progress of your child – it all makes learning the basic building blocks of the written language easy and fun to learn.

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There are two basic game modes that are easy to use and perfect for small children:

In the first, kids choose a letter, trace it, watch a few video clips about that letter, color in pictures of those items, and play a hide and seek game. In the second, they identify a letter from a group (in uppercase and lowercase), hear the sound that letter makes, identify an item from a group that begins with that letter, and see the video for that item.

“Elmo Loves ABCs” is available now in the Windows Store for $4.99 with a free trial.

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