Australian Council on Children and the Media

Kids ABC Phonics game lite - Intellijoy

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A series of mini games focused on letters and the sounds they make.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Kids ABC Phonics game lite was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 1 May 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Kids ABC Phonics game lite
Developed by: Intellijoy
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google; low maturity. iTunes: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 3+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Kids ABC Phonics game lite contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All levels reviewed

App description

An App for young children, with a series of mini games focused on letters and the sounds they make.

Reviewers comments

This simple App is for young children and comprises a set of mini-games focused on letters and their sounds. For Australian children some of the sounds presented are challenging as the spoken accent (American) is different from the Australian phonic sounding. However, some activities are engaging (eg flipping sound blocks, or creating your own sound blocks) with young learners enjoying these activities in user testing. Children found it difficult to return to the home page to select another activity, with most children leaving the game when bored rather than trying another task.

In App purchasing

No.

Gambling

no gambling content found.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during the review.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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