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Wee Alphas

Quirky animal characters, such as a unicorn sporting red underwear and a vulture with a beehive hairstyle, hide letters that change colors when touched. Tapping another part of the screen triggers a silly animation — and a giggle fit. (Our kids hit the floor when Charlie the chipmunk cheered for sharp cheddar.)

Available at itunes.apple.com, $3.

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