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TeachMe: Kindergarten iPhone app Review

Description TeachMe: Kindergarten iPhone app:

In the TeachMe: Kindergarten app is a great way to educate your children while keeping them entertained at the same time.  This app focuses on four different subjects that all kindergarten children need to learn.  There is subtraction and addition as well as sight words and spelling.  Parents can customize these subjects to include certain questions geared towards the needs of their children.  Parents will also find the ability to be able to customize the rewards system as well.

 

Features:

  • You can get a bunch of different awards as you progress in the awards.  One of these awards is the virtual aquarium.  The way you achieve this is by getting over 25 items and having at least four different types of fish
  • The sticker reward scene is also a good one because there are four different ones.  You can get scenes in the beach, the farm, the city, the pirate cove, and also the underwater reef
  • You can have up to 100 different stickers  that the kids can use to decorate their scenes and make fun and exciting pictures
  • There are four different slots that you can fill up to save your kids learning information.  In other words, you can have four different kids save their info on here
  • You can customize the games so that you can pick which of the different subjects you would like to be displayed for your kids
  • You can even personalize it enough to take out specific questions in each of the different sections
  • You can also decide how many right questions that you kids to need to get in a row in order for them to get any kind of reward on the app
  • You can also customize the amount of questions they need to answer in a row in order to have properly learned a question.  This way you can gear it towards your kids weaknesses
  • The app also has a system for measuring accuracy based on the last five question on each of the subject items
  • You can take any of the reward scenes that you have gotten and then export them to your photos scene so you can use them as a wallpaper or you can email them to yourself or other people

Conclusion:

This app for little kids has been given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars by users that have either downloaded the app or have at least tried it out.  It is pretty inexpensive, costing only $0.99 to download onto your mobile phone.

Olivia Paints iPhone app Review

Description Olivia Paints iPhone app:

The Olivia Paints iPhone app is based off of the popular children’s book OLIVIA which has won numerous awards including the Caldecott.  There is also a TV show on Nick Jr. that is based on Olivia as well.  This iPhone app will help to spark creativity in young children by letting them explore colors and create a variety of different works of art and masterpieces.  They can create their own scenes and use all of their favorite characters from the Olivia story.

Not only is this a fun paint app but it also is a teaching tool to help kids to know how to mix different colors and create some interesting combinations.  The other addition is the ability that the kids will have to put in Olivia stickers that mimic the characters from the show.  Once the stickers have been added you will also be able to animate them and bring them to life in three dimensions.

Features:

  • In this painting app you will be able to include a mixture of paint strokes as well as other stickers that will include the pictures of all of your favorite characters from the Olivia show
  • The great part about this app is that your kids will be able to learn how to become real artists by finding out how to mix colors together to create masterpieces and works of art
  • You will love the ability you have to bring pictures to life and then animating them.  This app has some fun features and things you can do to tweak all of your paintings

Conclusion:

This is not just another paint app; it actually helps kids to create some beautiful color schemes and then shows them how they did it.  This app is a great way for your kids to be able to learn their color wheels and make sure that they are learning important lessons while still having fun.  There are a lot of different apps for kids out there and this one specifically focuses on learning colors and mixing them.  They will feel like they are real artists and will help to encourage their creative sides.  This is a great way to help your kids get some balance and help spark their imaginations.

The app has been given a rating of 3 ½ out of5 stars by different users and is actually pretty cheap to download, coming in at $0.99 to put it on your iPhone.

Wheels On The Bus iPhone App Review

Description:

This is a great app for parents to use with their kids.  Educational apps are becoming more and more prevalent on iPhone apps, and for good reason.  It is a great way to keep your kids busy and interested while you are running errands, taking a trip, or getting work done around the house.  The Wheels On The Bus iPhone app is based on the children’s song that we all know and love.  It is essentially an interactive book with musical qualities and is a fun, interactive way for you kids to enjoy the experience.

Your kids are able to come aboard the bus and enjoy all of the fun happenings as they make their way too school.  While on the bus you will experience the doors opening and closing, will be able to mess with the windshield wipers, and can even pop some bubbles on the screen.  Also included are spinning bus wheels, dogs that are barking, and a lot more.  The app is very interactive and your kids will be able to use the touchscreen capabilities of the iPhone as they make their way through the virtual book.

This app was created by parents and so it is geared to help children to have fun while still learning some important messages.  This app can help your young ones enhance their language, cognitive, motor skills.  The more they play it, the better they will become at touching the screen at the right time, and matching the events so that they can move on in the storybook.  As a parent, you can’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to educate your kids so that you can get some work done.

Features:

  • Music storybook that lets you read and sing along with your kids
  • Has a variety of features including a voice recorder so you can record your children singing
  • You can help improve your kid’s linguistic skills by having them listen to it in Spanish, German, French, Italian or English
  • The touchscreen abilities allow your child to tap on the correct answers and follow some fun instructions as they work their way through the book
  • Hear beautiful music sounds from different instruments like the piano, cello, and violin

Conclusion:

While this is a good way for you kids to stay busy while you are working, it can at times get so repetitive that you are ready to smash your iPhone on the floor.  Unless this really is one of your favorite songs, then it is sure to get stuck in your head and drive you crazy all day.  This is a popular app to help teach your kids for a little while, but after that it’s time to move on.

Voted 4.4 stars by iPhone app users and runs for around $0.99.