Percy's Alphabet Workshop

In an easy and fun way Percy the caterpillar invites children to explore the letters of the alphabet and the sounds, and at the same time will encourage them to recognise various objects that start with the same initial letter. Graphemes and phonemes are also covered as Percy looks at the pronunciation and spelling of simple words.

From then on the children assist Percy with activities that are packed with photographs and speech, which will help them recognize the letters alphabet and begin to read a variety of words.

The games include activities that allow children to choose the correct letter for the objects displayed, to match sounds with letters and to decide which letter is missing from simple words.

The game includes options to have letters to be pronounced by either their names or their sounds, Z pronounced as 'Zee' or 'Zed' and the option to use lower or upper case letters. Individual letters can also be turned on or off to allow for full customization whatever your literacy strategy. What's more, the title features an extensive teacher's section and printable worksheets for use away from the computer.

Key features:

  • Includes printable worksheets
  • Fully narrated throughout
  • 3 levels of difficulty
  • Investigate alphabet order
  • Learn spelling and pronunciation




Early years   Literacy  

Key stage(s):

Foundation, 1


3 - 6 years

Single user:34.00
3 user:51.00
5 user:68.00
10 user:102.00
20 user:136.00
Site licence:204.00
all prices include media
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System requirements

PC: Pentium II 500mhz processor or greater, Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista, 128mb RAM, 16 bit colour.
Mac: Power Mac G3 400mhz processor or greater, OS X (up to 10.4), 128mb RAM, 16 bit colour.

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Screen shots

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The main menu screen allows easy access to each of the six games and the teacher's section.
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Every letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a short animation, illustrating and narrating words that start with that letter.
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Look at the picture in this activity and try and work out it's initial letter.
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This game requires the player to listen to the letter sound and click on the correct letter.
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Practise simple spelling and word recognition by matching the correct name tag with the picture.
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Can you help Percy spell his words correctly, by typing in the missing letter for the picture shown?
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Can you help put Percy's friend back into the correct alphabet order, by clicking and dragging the letters?
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The settings section allows you to set the level of difficulty and change a whole selection of other program settings, including letter used in each activity.
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