I am not a fan of electronic gizmos for kids, but I am a Mac fan. When offered an opportunity to review a new app for iPhones and iPod touch by Parents Magazine, I decided to approach it with an open mind. Previously, I’d bashed such applications, but this one is different.
My own personal experience involves my five-year-old son, who has verbal apraxia. The tracing activities are wonderful in providing him with a unique way to practice fine motor skills while engaging with letters, shapes, and numbers. I am also thrilled to have him using the iPod touch, as soon he will be using it as an AAC device to help him communicate.
The green factor in this app may be a stretch, and for that dear reader, I apologize; however, if your are looking for an app to entertain your child on the car, airplane, waiting room, iPlay n’ Learn may be for you. Heck, you can’t beat the price.
iPlay n’ Learn is available for only $0.99, and it consists of many great features appropriate for preschool and kindergarten children.
We’ve seen firsthand that the activities in the application keep children laughing and entertained as they learn about letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Encouraging audio messages and exciting animations like the chugging train – to deliver positive reinforcement and keep kids engaged.
Disclosure: I received a $10 gift certificate in order that I could download this iphone/iPod touch app., as well as buy a little music for my soul!