Are you ready to read through the alphabet with Elmo? No?
Well, you just might have a few children who are! Elmo's ABCs
is a learning game designed specifically for preschoolers
between the ages of three and six. The aim of the game is to
reinforce four areas of reading: basic spelling; letter
recognition and matching; upper and lower case matching; and
word recognition and matching. These lessons are accomplished
with the help of Elmo, who will serve as a guide throughout
the game's six levels.
The first three levels show Elmo in the center of the
screen with a letter covering his furry red belly. The object
is to find a matching letter from a series of balls that Elmo
juggles around the screen. If the child finds the correct
match, the letter will float into a basket and play will
resume for two more rounds. Once the basket is full, Elmo can
take a swing at the strength-o-meter just for fun!
The fourth level involves spelling a three-letter word by
matching letters. Elmo will juggle a series of balls as in the
previous three levels, and the child must find the matching
letter to fit the word in question. After three successful
tries, Elmo will once again try his luck at the
strength-o-meter. The fifth and sixth games have three-letter
words with one letter missing; game five is missing the first
letter and game six is missing the last letter. The child must
then watch the juggling balls to find an appropriate letter to
complete the word. As always, Elmo will gladly take another
shot at the strength-o-meter to wrap up the level.