Today I’m bringing you some more awesome iPad apps that are geared toward 2-5 year olds (though Darah is already LOVING them at 18 months). Oscar’s Apps is a company with 3 apps and they rock! Let me tell you about the two we have been enjoying.
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First is the Alphabet Song app. There are 3 ways to play this game, which involves popping bubbles with letters on them. First, you can pop the balloons that are laid out in alphabetical order. This is ideal for a younger child, like Darah, who still needs some help finding her letters. The second mode is that the balloons are all jumbled up, but the right balloon will be highlighted to help the child find it. The final mode is where the balloons are all jumbled and the right balloon will only be highlighted after the child has had a while to look for it on his/her own. Tim and I may or may not have been racing each other to see who has greater alphabet balloon popping skills. Just sayin’.
Second is 1-10 Balloons. The concept is very similar to the Alphabet Song. It involved balloons, and the three modes are pretty much the same. What I really love about this is that the person’s voice elevates a bit as the numbers go higher (which is what we do when we count to 10, if you have ever noticed!).
My understanding is that their third app, 1-20 Balloons, is exactly the same, it just has more numbers!
These apps are value-priced at .99 each, and are absolutely worth it. Check out this great video to see just how much toddlers love playing with them!
Disclosure: I received complimentary apps for review purposes through the Family Review Network. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.