Fun for Kids HD iPad App Review
We ask a lot of children’s apps. They need to entertain, educate and diversify, all while remaining kid-friendly.
It’s always great to find an app like the Fun for Kids HD iOS app from developer Tycero. This iPhone and iPad app meets all of the aforementioned criteria, making it one of the top kids apps we saw this week at The iPhone App Review.
Concept & Gameplay:
Fun for Kids HD is a collection of interactive photo groups and games built around those photos. Your child will navigate through four unique collections of pictures: animals, baby animals, vehicles and things.
Each collection has vivid full screen photos for your children to enjoy. Tapping the image cues a reader to announce the name of the animal, vehicle or thing in the picture. Tapping the upper right-hand corner will play the sound the item pictured makes. A simple swipe motion makes navigating through pictures easy and fun, even for the littlest of kids.
The pictures in these four collections are the stars of three mini games. In One Out of Four she must identify the correct picture to match a word that appears on screen and is read aloud. There is a collection of ten simple jigsaw puzzles, and a memory game as well, for a well-rounded app with a lot of engagement potential.
This app utilizes multiple methods to encourage word recognition and cognitive development, and we really dig that. Audible, visual and written cues create a powerful educational trifecta for each image. No matter how your child learns this app has a way to help with language recognition.
It’s also worth mentioning that Fun for Kids HD supports multiple languages, including English (US and UK), Spanish, Swedish and German. Two taps is all it takes to turn this game into a mobile foreign language lesson.
There are a few special considerations that go into making an app truly kid friendly. Most parents consider advertisements inappropriate for games their young children will play, and we are happy to report that Fun for Kids HD is entirely ad free.
It also passes a more stringent parental test with flying colors. There are no links to additional app purchases or confusing navigational options. The Fun for Kids HD iPhone app is simple to use with a swipe motion and there is no chance of your child accidentally purchasing anything from inside the app.
Fun for Kids HD packs a lot of bang for a buck. The app is colorful, interesting and has a lot of kid-friendly content. The mini games will help keep this app interesting for longer than the average picture book, and education is front and center in each activity.
This app is a homerun. If you’ve been looking for a great new app for your child, do your family a favor and give it a try.
Fun for Kids HD iPhone app requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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