By Cindy Downes on Fri, 03/12/2010
Here’s another iPhone app that makes learning fun! 123 Color teaches number recognition, upper and lower case letters, shapes and creative expression. Included in the app are 60 drawings to color – drawings that represent holidays, butterflies, flowers, household items, fruit, planets, birds, shapes, animals, people, transportation, tools, leaves, and sports.
Your child clicks and a voice (in English, Spanish, French or German) speaks the number or letter. The goal is to pick the correct number or letter and “paint” the illustration. It’s a bit like paint by the numbers.
After the image is colored, your child is rewarded with one of 17 songs such as Clementine, London Bridges, Mary Had a Little Lamb, The Wheels on the Bus, or I’ve Been Working on the Railroad. There are currently twenty-five songs included.
Kids can then save the drawing to the camera roll or email it to family and friends, directly from the app.
Waiting in line at the grocery store, doctor’s office, or post office, can now be a learning opportunity with 123Color. It’s available for the iPod, iPhone or the iPad. (It will be updated for iPad’s larger screen.)
I’ve previously reviewed KidCalc, another kid-friendly app from Steve Glinberg. Both of these are 5 stars in my book. Highly recommended!