Sunday, March 16, 2014
REVIEW: Curious About Shapes & Colors (best Android kids apps)
Bottom line: An early learning app for preschoolers with everbody's favorite ape, Curious George. The focus is on shapes and colors with some fun activities to complete. Excellent quality app, but maybe a little overpriced.
Price: $4.99 Size: 77.6MB Number of activities: 10
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App explained: Curious About Shapes & Colors opens with a short (30 second) video of dialogue between the man with the yellow hat and Curious George, well, monologue actually. George has been playing and has toys strewn all over the floor. The man with the yellow hat suggests that Curious George would like some help sorting out all his toys, of so many different shapes, sizes and colors, which is the invitation for children to start playing. That is the point where the app changes from being a passive activity to an interactive one. Little children love to help!
Suggestions for updates: After each toy is built, though it is possible to redo all of the activities, the toy stays completed. It would be good if there was a way for children to mess up the parts again so the box shows a pile of pieces instead of a completed toy. Some kind of progress chart would be good, even if it only recorded attempts for that session, to show parents how their child did with identifying the different shapes and colors. Scores for games could be recorded in a high scores table. Games could have difficulty levels, with easier levels having more bananas available to collect, or the fish swimming more slowly and harder levels having less bananas and a greater number of colors of the fish to sort.
Summary: An instant hit with preschoolers because of the identification of the character, Curious George, Curious About Shapes & Colors covers quite a few early learning skills. Fun, educational and innovative but possibly overpriced for what is included. A great app and one to add to your wish-list to download when on sale.
Phone - Samsung Galaxy S4 (Android 4.3)
Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Tab3 10.1" (Android 4.2.2)
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