Play and Learn with Wallace
iPad App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
As someone who’s a huge fan of using an iPad as an educational tool, I’m always really happy to see new apps come along that are targeted toward younger users. After all, the iPad is extremely intuitive and easy to use, so much so that very young children can manipulate it with ease. While this has grown to be a mockery in the tech world, I believe it’s a trait that Apple has mastered and something that every parent should take advantage of.
Concept and Functionality:
Play and Learn with Wallace is an extremely unique app in that it functions just like an iPad or iPhone; by splitting games up into different apps. When you think about it, this is something that really makes sense because younger children are familiar with how apps work. Therefore, learning how to use an app like Play and Learn with Wallace is almost effortless.
Currently there are four separate apps that your child can play with. From spelling and counting to training hand eye coordination, I was pleased to see that all of the basics are covered. One of the things I do want to mention is that you have to buy Play and Learn with Wallace apps (just like real apps), but the good news is that you can try the app for free before doing so. However, I recommend that parents buy or try apps before allowing the young ones to play because they need to be downloaded separately.
As far as graphics and the overall look and feel of Play and Learn with Wallace, I definitely believe young kids will enjoy using it. It’s a very bright and cheery educational app that will hopefully keep kids entertained while learning. Plus they’ll likely get a good laugh out of Wallace the Dog and his silly antics.
For parents, there’s even a very helpful guide located within Play and Learn with Wallace that will give you a detailed overview of how well your child is doing. You can see how well they’ve done in various games, as well as overall progress and status. This is an invaluable feature for parents who want to keep an eye on their child’s progress without hovering over them all the time.
If you like, you can even create individual player profiles. You can enter name, photo, and view awards. You can even change the app’s background for further customization. Whether you have one child who will be using the app or the whole family, I definitely recommend creating player profiles so your child can feel like the app is truly theirs.
Play and Learn with Wallace is currently free to download from the App Store in celebration of the app’s debut on the iPhone. Individual apps within Play and Learn with Wallace are $0.99 each, which I consider to be a steal given how much content is in each game. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or other caregiver, you can’t afford to overlook this amazing educational app.
Play and Learn with Wallace is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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