Bottom Line: This is my three-year old daughter's absolute favorite app (at least right at this moment.)
As each game is completed, coins are added to a bank and, after 10 stops, the coins can be spent on prizes for Lola to bring to her friends. One of three skill levels can be selected at the start.
There are a lot of things I really like about this app. My daughter can't spell "car" (see image above) but she can match the letters to the word and start to get the idea of letters forming words. I also like how the cargo cars start empty and get filled one at a time at each prize stop so she can collect the ones she likes and be encouraged to keep going. A narrator guides her through the app almost entirely.
Lola's Alphabet Train is a game my daughter continues to return to, again and again, on her own and that's exactly what you want in an educational app.
The iPad version is $1 more than for the iPhone and, as I've written before, there is really no reason to spend that extra buck unless you have a child that cares about HD for some reason. There is also a free trial.
Lola's Alphabet Train is a must-buy if you have a preschooler.
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