April 17, 2012 -- Submitted by Ryan Jones, a reader from Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, who is affiliated with the site.
Meet Alphie, the alphabet baby, who teaches children about words, letters, and object association through curious exploration on this simple, interactive online toy. All that is needed is a recent Flash player that is free to download and a child that likes to laugh. When a letter is pressed on the keyboard or clicked on the screen, a word appears with sound and short animation plays. Alphie discovers gravity on the letter A and attains enlightenment on the letter Z, while exercising, recycling and conserving water in between. There are many funny mishaps along the way too.