We're beyond thrilled that YogiPlay, a company dedicated to helping parents find the very best educational apps for kids, gave Wee Alphas a glowing review. Here's what they had to say about the app:
"Hipster parents rejoice! A fabulously designed app called Wee Alphas is here!! The beautifully stylized animal characters in Wee Alphas makes one think of Mid-Century Modern meeting Sesame Workshop." They call Wee Alphas a "visually stunning, fun-to-use app for kids."
We think YogiPlay is pretty neat too. Founded by Stanford-trained engineers (and parents), their YogiMeter app rating system was developed by educational experts and ranks apps in two main areas – engagement and educational quality.
You can read their full review of Wee Alphas here.
We're honored and excited that Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for kids and media, gave Wee Alphas its top (5-star) rating for overall quality:
Reviewer (and media-savvy mom) Dana Villamagna says: "The coolest thing about WEE ALPHAS is that it takes the approach that just because kids need to learn the basics like ABCs, doesn't mean they have to be bored. In fact, this app is quirky enough to entertain the parents playing the app with the kids. From the beautiful illustrations and the interesting selections of animals and their activities ("Ingrid the Impala is deep sea diving") to the quirky animations (tap Violet the Vulture's hair and she changes from ponytail to braids to beehive and more), kids and parents are surprised and engaged. Wee Alphas is a standout example of a fun, quality preschool education app."
If you want, you can read more here.
We were honored to be featured recently on TechCrunch. In the article, Sarah Perez gives a little bit of Wee Society history (and a bit of our future, too), and says that Wee Alphas is "an adorable interactive book that uses animals, sounds, and letter drawing practice to teach preschoolers the ABC’s."
Read the article on TechCrunch.
KinderTown aims to help busy parents use their iPhones and iPads as learning tools for their kids. They select the best educational apps by testing them with teachers, parents and children. Here's their review of Wee Alphas:
"[Wee Alphas] incorporates delightful early literacy experiences within a dynamic ABC app. Letters are presented in a witty and creative sentence. Vocabulary is dynamic with a nice infusion of alliteration and word play. Seek and find letters hidden in the illusions (you can tell the developers are designers) and watch as each letter is highlighted in both the picture and the text. Interactivity reinforces the letter stories in a way that we hope becomes the standard for all kids apps. Many more features to highlight, but we will leave you with the recommendation to start at the indepth parent pages that include tips for parents and kids playing together."
Yippee! Apple selected and featured the Wee Alphas app as "New and Noteworthy" in the App Store's education category.
And (yay!) these folks had some really nice things to say:
"Is there room for another animal-themed ABC app for iPad? There is if it looks as fun as [Wee Alphas]. Great fun, as well as being a well-crafted app."
- Stuart Dredge, Apps Playground
"This one is spectacular. The design is AMAZING (something you know I care a lot about, even in kids apps). This app was a hit for both of us!"
- Emily Stephenson, Second Story Window
"Brilliant! It's fun for kids, and not at all boring for adults. So smart, simple, intriguing, thoughtful and well-designed. [Wee Alphas] is quite possibly a cosmic sign signifying the end of kids' books printed on paper."
- Charles S. Anderson, world renowned designer and founder, CSA Design Company and CSA Images