Displays and speaks the letters of the alphabet in small letters (not capital letters).
Displays and speaks something that starts with each letter.
How to play :
After the game has loaded, click on the big red button in the middle of the screen to start playing, or click anywhere on the game screen with the mouse.
Bang keys on the keyboard or click anywhere on the game screen with the mouse to make the next letter appear.
If you hit the key for a letter of the alphabet, then that is the letter that will appear.
When the child on the screen is talking, the next letter will not appear, so that we can hear all of this current letter.
from 9 months - 5 years
Download time :
Game size is 485 KB.
On a high-speed internet connection the download seems instantaneous. Download takes about 1 minute on a 56K modem the first time you play this game. Every time after that the game will normally open immediately.
Play ideas :
Show your baby how to bang the keyboard and click the mouse, to make things happen on the screen.
He likes learning that he can make things happen by carrying out actions himself.
An older toddler will start to become familiar with the shapes of the letters of the alphabet.
With an older child, ask them to find a given letter on the keyboard. Press that key to see if it is the right one. The child on the screen will tell you which key was pressed if it was a letter.
Early childhood development benefits :
With the alphabet games, not only is your child (and yourself) exposed to the sounds and the words of a language, your baby is also reminded of the concept that things have names, and is encouraged to become familiar with the types of shapes that our languages’ letters are made up of. This familiarity will help make learning to read and write come more naturally later on.
Best of all, baby will have fun banging on the keyboard and clicking with the mouse, realizing that he has control over this terribly interesting world around him.
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I used to think that patting babies on the back was simply to "burp" them: to coax little gas bubbles out of their tiny digestive systems. But, oh, it is so much more.
First and foremost, it is primarily a tool of Distraction. Anytime you see them on the brink of waking up or crying...if you pat them just right, they'll stop and turn to you, slightly confused...They spend the next few moments trying to isolate the patting.
"Where's that rattling coming from?...Anybody else feel a shaking? Like a thump, thump, thump, thump?...Nobody? Okay, maybe it's just me...as I was about to say...Waaahhh..." And then they go ahead and cry anyway. But for a second there, you feel very clever. You momentarily outwitted an infant.
quoted from "Babyhood" by Paul Reiser of television's "Mad About You", pages 151-152
Small children should be supervised by a caregiver when at a computer,
to ensure no accidents occur that could hurt the child and that no equipment gets broken.