Licking Letters – Educational Games App Review

Bright colors and cute characters create a fun spelling app. Gives This A 3/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 4
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 0
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 0

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Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that Licking Letters uses a cute and encouraging frog to help kids practice identifying letters and spelling three-letter words. At the beginning of each round, a short word is shown and read aloud, and each letter is introduced. The letters then float across the screen; when one of the target letters is above the frog, kids tap the screen to watch the frog lick the letter. This continues until all letters in the word have been selected. Parents can choose whether the letters appear randomly or only in the correct spelling order. The first few rounds use three-letter words and only include the target letters, but the game gradually increases in difficulty. Completing a round earns a coin, which can be used to buy costume items for the frog. Some of the costume items show skulls or camouflage. Coins can also be earned in frequent bonus rounds that involve quick response times and a grumpy alligator.

Licking Letters is a Educational Games app that is designed for those 4.  The app has an overall rating of 3 out of 5 and a learning rating of 2 out of 5.

Licking Letters is available for $1.99 On The Following Devices:

iPod Touch


Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

Fun letter game mixes a straightforward and repetitive spelling game with flashy costumes, quick bonus rounds, and encouraging words to keep kids interested and engaged.

The Support Level for Licking Letters is about a 2 out of 5.

Hoppy the Frog talks kids through each step and provides visual aids. No data is kept about performance or mastered words.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.


Posted on

May 13, 2016