Alphabet Fun

A isn’t just for apple anymore. It’s asteroid, aurora, and airplane too! Learning your ABC’s on the Internet is loads of fun, because you can travel around the world as you explore from A to Z. And for those who already know their ABC’s, I recommend the Retail Alphabet Game. How many companies can you identify by a single letter from their logo? [Editor’s Note: An updated version of this topic can be found here: Alphabet Fun]

Billy Bear's Alphabet Games3 stars

Unfortunately Billy Bear's games can only be played with Netscape 3.0 or higher. Be sure to enable Java Script on the Language tab under Network Preferences. With the technical details out of the way, let's play. Billy Bear divides his alphabet games into four lessons. Lesson one is not really a lesson at all. Its only purpose is to load graphics into cache to speed up game play. Skip this and move right to lesson two, where your kindergartener can choose pictures that start with each letter. Notice how you don't have to click on the pictures? The answer is displayed as you move your mouse over them. The remaining games (for slightly older kids) involve finding letters on the keyboard.

Little Explorers5 stars

What a fun way to surf the Net! Each letter of Little Explorers' dictionary has dozens of illustrated entries, most of them linked to external sites. Explore Africa, acid rain, astronomy and more. As you roam onto the Net, the Little Explorers' alphabet frame remains at the top of your screen, so you can return at any time. The dictionary is also available in English/Spanish, English/French and Japanese.

Sesame Street Print and Play4 stars

When you're living on Sesame Street, B is for Bert and C is for Cookie Monster. Each letter of this alphabet prose is linked to a black-and-white picture to be printed and colored offline. Remember crayons?

Surfing for ABC's3 stars

Ms. Payton's K-1 class from Loogootee, Indiana went surfing for ABC's, and found airplanes, baseball and crocodiles. Use the back button on your browser to return after each hyperlink. Kids under twelve are invited to submit their own favorite sites, along with either a picture of themselves or a drawing they've made on the computer. For teachers, Ms. Payton includes a lesson plan.

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Animal Alphabet

Wee Webbie ABC

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Feldman, Barbara. "Alphabet Fun." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 14 Aug. 1997. Web. 2 Sep. 2015. < >.

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