'AlphaTots' by Spinlight Studio stands out from the other ABC apps because it offers 26 mini-games in addition to teaching kids the alphabet. (Gannett/File)
With whimsy and creativity, alphabet-themed apps can do more than simply teach the ABCs. This collection of alphabet apps is full of inventive ways to engage kids -- from teaching the alphabet to creating fanciful objects out of everyday items to solving puzzles and playing games. One app isn't even intended to teach ABCs, but rather it uses the alphabet as artistic building blocks.Endless Alphabet
From: Callaway Digital Arts Inc., best for ages 4-7, Free, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
Rating: 4 stars (out of 4) ...