If you’re anything like my husband and I, then perhaps your fancy “i” device (an ipod touch in our case) seems to be loaded with more apps for the kids than for the adults. Ever since getting ours this past summer, I have been shocked at how well our preschooler (3.5 years) can navigate the “itouch” all by himself! Consequently, I’ve been on the look-out for great educational apps that we can use with him and Punflay’s apps certainly meet my qualifications! They have a whole division geared specifically to kids!
Punflay provided me with two apps to review: “Who Will Rule” and “Measurement”.
This iBook app is based on an Australian aboriginal fable. Having traveled to Australia in 2009 to visit my husband’s brother and a dear college friend, we have a soft spot in our hearts for all things Aussie. So, the Australian animals & aboriginal inspired illustrations immediately caught my eye. One neat thing about this app is that there are two options for reading. Your little pre-readers can have the story read to them (and you can choose different voices or record your own!) or there is the “I read” option for the older kiddos. After reading the ibook myself, I gave it to Big Brother to “read” and he made amazing discoveries–you can move the globe, click on animals to hear their sounds, make clouds rain, and a whole bunch of other fun things! The biology teacher in me found it hard to not get nit-picky with the technical biological inaccuracies, but the moral of the story is a good one and Big Brother loves it!
The really great thing about the measurement app is that it is actually like 5 apps in one! Talk about a great value! Addressing important concepts like time, amounts, and size, I think this is a great app for young learners. Although it is actually marketed for kindergarteners, Big Brother can still follow most of the activities. So, I definitely think that this could still be worthwhile for your older preschooler. The “Crazy Clock” is a great way to reinforce his number learning and introduce him to telling time. As a mom who likes introducing Big Brother to helping in the kitchen, I really like that “Fill Me Up” is all related to amounts of food. And, he thinks the monster in “Scale Tale” is great–he gets so excited when he gets the weight correct and the monster eats the food!
So, if you’re looking for some good kid-friendly apps, you should definitely check out Punflay! Quite a few options to choose from with an affordable price tag! And speaking of affordable, how about a free download?!
Two lucky Mom Endeavors readers will each win a code to download the “Who Will Rule” ibook app! (If aren’t yet an official follower-would love for you to become one! Just click on that Google Friend Connect FOLLOW button on the left sidebar! Thank you!)
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Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network and Punflay who provided the complimentary apps in exchange for my honest review. For more information, read my disclosure policy.