Kids have more fun and learn the ABC’s easier with Alphabetimals, cute cartoon animals shaped like the letters of the alphabet.
Most children have a natural love of animals, so they are an ideal way to open up the world of reading to kids. As children grow from toddlers to school-ready big kids, the Alphabetimals help bridge the gap between lovable and familiar animals and the more abstract concept of the alphabet.
Many parents and teachers ask us about the best way to get started using our digital and print media. So we created a list of our most popular resources that help kids learn important early literacy skills like letter identification, alphabetical order, and uppercase/lowercase matching.
1. Watch our “Catchy Animal ABC Song & Dance for Kids”
2. Explore our Animal Dictionary
Next, visit the online animal dictionary which showcases even more Alphabetimals per letter – we have 10 animals that start with the letter S! Here you can also click on the animals and hear their sounds, or click on their names to hear them read allowed. With over 130 animals, your child is sure to find some favorites.
Go to the Animal Dictionary page
3. Download the FREE alphabet app
The easiest way to get young kids started with Alphabetimals is to download our free app, available for iOS and Mac Desktop. Toddlers love to tap the uppercase and lowercase letters to see the animals appear with a funny sound and animation. As they get older and more dexterous they can walk through the interactive Albert and the Alphabetimals story. This provides even more small animations and surprises as well as a cute little story to tie it all together.
4. Type and print your child’s name in Alphabetimals
Nothing is better to get started with the alphabet than the letters in your child’s name! With our online typing game, type your child’s name or any other fun words and see them written in Alphabetimals. Older kids especially like punching the keys and watching the animals appear. Then once you’ve got your word written on the screen, print it out at home, or share it digitally. Get inspired by animal word art that other fans have recently created.
Go to our Typing Game page
5. Download and print our coloring & activity pages
Take it offline and tactile with some of our online printables. Our activity worksheets bring your child on an A-Z adventure, helping our hero Albert complete different activities – like connect-the-dots, letter writing practice, mazes, color-by-number, create your own, learn to draw, pick the right path, matching, and more – to become an Official Alphabetimals Expert.
Preview & download our printables here
6. Get our Alphabetimals Photo Safari card game
Our Alphabetimals Photo Safari game is another great way to take the fun and learning offline. Even 2 year olds have fun to matching the uppercase “mommies and daddies” to the lowercase “babies”. Older kids play the full game, which is a cute version of “old maid” where you don’t want to get stuck with Albert himself! These high quality glossy cards are available on demand through our partner DriveThruCards or in a Print-and-Cut version.
Download the Print & Cut version
Get them on DriveThruCards here
7. Buy our 130+ page Alphabetimals Picture Dictionary coloring book
Are your kids enjoying the Alphabetimals so far? If so, why not take it to the max and order our Alphabetimals Picture Dictionary with over 130 Alphabetimals and hours of coloring fun. Every copy purchased helps support our initiative of continuing to add to and improve our learning resources.
8. Become an official fan and get inspired from other parents and teachers
Our Facebook page is where we connect with our fans. It’s were we post new learning resources and our fans’ creations to help inspire the community. Join us on Facebook and see the latest news or send us your ideas for what we should share or work on next.
Visit our Facebook page
Summing it up
Thanks for your interest in Alphabetimals. We hope that you find resources here that inspire your child to get started with learning the ABC’s. And most of all have fun doing it! We always welcome any feedback and appreciate the support we get when you purchase and download our resources.
– Patrick O.