Many of the games on the site can help your child learn letter names, letter sounds, and the numbers 1–20. There are also many games that teach children how to recognize and name simple shapes and colors, as well as the names of things found all around them. Often there are several different games that offer different ways to learn the same thing, such as the names of uppercase letters. This provides the repetition children need to learn, while providing enough variety to keep them interested and engaged.
Games at ABCmouse.com are often themed around one of the site’s learning locations: the Classroom, the Zoo, or the Farm. Since all of the games on the site include voiced instructions, they are easy for young children to learn and play, and they support the development of oral vocabulary in addition to each game’s primary learning objective.