Funimal Phonics iPhone/iPad app
I’m always on the lookout for cool, colourful, educational apps and the funky Funimal Phonics, from the fabulously moniked School of Happy, ticks all those boxes. Although I’m not a massive fan of phonics per se, this animal alphabet does help children with spelling and letter recognition and is in lower case – a big bonus.
It’s also populated with cute and cuddly characters, each of whom ‘performs’ when touched – my favourites are the pirouetting hippo, moustachioed koala and x-ray fish. £1.49, The App Store.