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ABC Toyland

ABC Toyland

Papumba S.R.L
Literacy
ABC Toyland is an app for children to explore the alphabet.

ABC Toyland is an interactive application for children to learn and get familiar with the alphabet through handwriting exercises and mini games. There are varying levels of difficulty and engagement that automatically adjust to each child’s age (designed for kids aged 4 to 5).

The games allow children to write the alphabet and do simple activities which help them to practice the recognition of letters.

Age groups 
Preschool
Price 
Free with in-app-purchases
Languages 
English
Spanish
Portuguese
German
French
Italian
Platform 
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Other
Registration 
Not required
Offline play 
Playable offline
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Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
ABC Toyland offers an engaging first connection to the alphabet and practicing letters in an age-appropriate way. The game mechanics are easy to use and require active participation from the user.
Rehearse
Construct
Children play with the alphabet and practice by writing letters, so it works for children who are beginners in literacy.
Linear
Non-Linear
Even though the game play takes the players to each level automatically, it allows the players to choose what letter to practice at any moment.
Individual
Collaborative
Games are played individually and independently without the need for adult supervision.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Simple and easy-to-use learning content to rehearse the alphabet.
Lovely, varied and surprising animations which provide clear and encouraging feedback.
Toy collection and bonus games which reward persistent play.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Practising letter-sound correspondences
Practising letters recognition
Learning to repeat the letters of alphabet in order
Learning to write the alphabet

Soft skills learning goals

Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing fine motor skills
Practising visual recognition

Kokoa Certificate

Kokoa Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected teachers with a master's degree in education.

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