By PlayDate Digital

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-06-05
  • Current Version: 1.9.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.50 GB
  • Developer: PlayDate Digital
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 124 Ratings


“Top 20 Best Apps of the Week” - The Guardian UK “The perfect blend of nostalgia and learning opportunities” - “Fun, mess free way for learning”-Yahoo Voices “Well-thought out, educationally beneficial, colorful”- The Learning Treehouse “Completely transforms the way kids interact with technology” - Learn your ABCs using ‘virtual’ PLAY-DOH modeling compound with this delightfully interactive educational app! PLAY-DOH Create ABCs application is designed to help children develop the essential skills required for reading and writing. Using this app, children will learn to: recognize letters, write letters using proper stroke order and associate letters with sounds. WRITE AND CRAFT! Learn how to write letters of the alphabet by using ‘virtual’ PLAY-DOH modeling compound. Discover new vocabulary words that start with the same letter. What starts with the letter A? An alligator! But be careful, it’s ready to chomp! When you successfully complete each letter, you are rewarded with a ‘virtual’ PLAY-DOH treat that you can create and customize. Want to change the color? Go ahead! Want to squish it? You can do that, too! CREATE AND SHARE! Build your own PLAY-DOH scenes with your PLAY-DOH creations. The PLAY-DOH gallery is just a click away on the ‘create and share’ button. There you can enjoy all the animated, colorful objects you make as you work your way through the letters of the alphabet. Select your favorite background and then bring PLAY-DOH scenes to life with custom PLAY-DOH pictures. Save your creations on your phone or tablet and share them with others! LETTER MATCHING Click on the ‘match’ button and you can enjoy a new activity: matching letters with the PLAY-DOH creations. The ‘match’ feature reinforces initial letter sounds by matching letters with objects that start with the same sound. A letter select screen allows you to play the activity on any letter you choose. Can you match the letters of the alphabet to the different PLAY-DOH creations? Give it a try! PLAY-DOH Create ABCs includes: -Tracing of uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet -Exciting ‘virtual’ PLAY-DOH treats for every successful letter made -Poem and animations to re-enforce learning letter sounds -‘Squishable’ PLAY-DOH animations! -A matching activity to match letters with pictures -A letter select screen that allows children to choose any letter to play -A creativity zone, the PLAY-DOH gallery, where kids design custom PLAY-DOH scenes -A save-to-camera feature where parents can save and share their child’s colorful creations -Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education expert
s -Multiplayer profiles that allow more than one child to play and save their progress -Parental reporting to show progress PLAY-DOH Create ABCs will help children develop: -Language and pre-reading skills, including letter recognition and phonemic (sound) awareness and knowledge. - Fine motor skills and coordination -Their creativity via ‘learning by doing’ ABOUT PLAYDATE DIGITAL PlayDate Digital Inc. is an emergent publisher of high-quality, interactive, mobile educational software for children. PlayDate Digital's products nurture children's emerging literacy and creativity skills by turning digital screens into engaging experiences. PlayDate Digital content is built in partnership with some of the world's most trusted global brands for kids. Visit us: Like us: Follow us: @playdatedigital Watch all our app trailers: HAVE QUESTIONS? We'd love to hear from you! Your questions suggestions and comments are always welcome. Contact us 24/7 at



  • PlayDoh at its BEST!!!

    By jessiesmom112
    We love this app! All the benefits of Playdoh without the mess! My daughter spends hours tracing her letters and making playdoh pictures in the create and share area. The cute rhymes for each letter and the matching game is a nice added touch.
  • Love Play-Doh!

    By Dat Sparkle
    This is a really great app to take on the go. It has so much to do and our kids love the different activities and writing elements. The fun little play doh guys are also pretty funny.
  • Cool App

    By Lil’Jack
    Lots of cool things to do in this app. Our kids love the squishing and the characters the most.
  • Awesome app

    By KenwayKids
    App played and worked great on our retina iPad. Love the spring scene updates!
  • Over 1.5GB is ridiculous for a children's app

    By MattWylde
    The developers need to find another method of getting content into the app without requiring users to download it all at once. Other than large games with high levels of graphic detail, there is almost no reason that any app should be 1.5GB in size. It just eats up people's space on their devices.
  • Too big

    By M Du
    The size of this app alone makes it a bad experience. Why does an app have to be 1.59GB in size? I understand that children want everything all the time, but user experience is everything and that falls short.
  • 1.5 gigs

    By Waverly Albright
    The letter tracing does not work as well as Writing Wizard by L'Escapadou, and it is almost as big as Barefoot World Atlas. Not worth it even for free, both in educational value and in space taken up.
  • Why so big?

    By TC8900
    I like that the app is free today, but what could possibly make an app like this 1.59GB?
  • Good idea in theory

    By Juicer8807
    I think the idea of this app is a great one - it teaches children the fundamentals of writing, spelling and other productive things; However, the execution is poor. The portion that teaches kids to "write" with dotted letters is so sensitive that unless the child draws exactly as it suggests and follows the dots perfectly, it tells them they're doing it wrong (and in a very loud and negative way, which actually discourages my child: "NO! That's not where you're supposed to start!") Maybe for older children it's good, but not so much for preschoolers just learning to write and building confidence.
  • App will not work

    By Iainvestments
    iPad is up to dated I have tried his app on two separate apple devices and it will not work. So not worth $2.99!