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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Learning Letters Got More Fun With #CypherKidsClub #CBias

There are two things my daughter seems to really love: learning and my phone.  I never push learning on her, we just integrate it into our play and everyday life.  Rissa is pretty good at reciting the alphabet (she LOVES the ABC song!) but we are still working on letter recognition.  She’s pretty good with the capital letters, it’s the lower case ones that tend to trick her up.

cbias cypher kids club cards

Living in the digital era, she’s a pretty tech savvy toddler.  Of course, that means she wants to use our phones… not for calls, but to take pictures and play games!  Thankfully she prefers apps that are stories or involve some sort of educational value.  While she likes to go through traditional flashcards, I thought she might have fun with Cypher’s Interactive 3D Letter Cards available on Apple.com.

cypher kids learning cards cypher kids letter cards

These cards are ideal for children 3 years old and up, but if Rissa is interested we don’t let the age recommendation stop her!  She was happy to have new cards to look through.  I liked that they had a nice mix of animals and objects to represent each letter of the alphabet.  Too many of her learning books and cards use the same things over and over.  While repetition is good, it can get a little boring.

augmented reality cards alphabet learning cards

While I downloaded the app, Rissa looked through the cards and “counted” them.

apple interactive cards

You can see us checking out the cards together using my iPhone 4 in the video below.  These work with iPhone 3, 4, 4S, 5; iPads, and iPod 3 and 4.  It requires iOS 5.0 or higher.

She thought it was neat to see the letters pop up on my phone and interact with it, but she didn’t connect that I was using the card with my phone.  She had a hard time leaving the card on the floor, but thankfully it doesn’t make the app crash.

augmented reality 3d cards

These won’t be an everyday activity for us, but we’ll definitely be pulling these out as a special learning treat.  I don’t want her to play with the cards and my phone by herself, so it will be something we can do together.

If you have a young child who’s working on learning their letters or numbers, you might want to check these out.  Or, hey, get them as a stocking stuffer for the holidays!  The app is free, the cards cost $29.99 with free shipping.  (And the shipping is fast!)

To learn more about the available augmented reality cards, please visit the Cypher Kids Club website.

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  1. Cinny December 19, 2012 Reply

    Those games look fun, great for the kids to learn with.
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  2. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon December 19, 2012 Reply

    very cool–my son is learning his letters and numbers in pre-school he would love this!! :) thanks for sharing
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  3. Samantha K December 19, 2012 Reply

    My 3 year old is very tech-savvy as well already. He loves his tablet and would LOVE to have something like this. I hope they come out with one that works on Androids soon.
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  4. Cristine December 19, 2012 Reply

    Love the idea of flash cards with the ipad. It makes learning fun. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired December 19, 2012 Reply

    That is such a neat idea! My kids would have loved this when they were younger.
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