Once a week, this series will highlight one of the latest (or lesser known) app that is good education fodder, games or books for kids of different ages.
This week’s app review, Avokiddo ABC Ride was launched on March 12 of this year. The current update was released on March 30 and was used for this review. This blog was developed by Avokiddo and check out what Avokiddo Beck and Bo, Avokiddo Emotions can offer. Take a look at why this might just be the app to try for kids under 5 years old.
This app is a guide for younger children as it takes them through learning the alphabet skill crucial for spelling and reading. It is easy to use, fun and engaging.
The app features 26 interactive scenes for each letter, narration, exploration and play interactions, capital and lower case letters. Each page contains a challenge such as popping balloons, feeding a hippo or building a robot to find the intended letter, which children are expected to see and spell the key word through matching the letter shapes. So first the word will appear at the top of the screen then drop and get shaken up leaving outlines where they belong. Children have to drag, the letters to their matching outline. This part helps with the visual recognition of letter and memory. There are options of switching between capital and lower case letters or letter names and phonic sounds for parents to play around with.
The fun element in this app is that each screen is unique with bright colors. The magical bike ride though the alphabet gives wide ranging actions and has a narration that will hold the user’s interest. It also contains a spelling and shuffle feature that can be turned on and off. The is minimal repetition in format for different letters which makes it easier for visual recognition.
There is no outside advertisement but this does not mean it does not have any. There are written instructions controlling access to the App Store and Parent’s Area. There are links to social media sites, email and internet that are protected by the security system.
This might get old after about three months of constant repeated use as children. But hopefully by then there will be a new version with all new things to learn.
Ages: 5 and below
Platform: iPad and iPhone
Price: USD 2.99
Photos courtesy of Appannie.com