I’ve always been a huge advocate of using the iPad as a teaching tool for young children. Not only is it incredibly easy to handle, but the App Store is filled with educational apps and games, many of which are totally free.
Look & Find is an amazing educational game that helps children learn new words by encouraging them to find objects in pictures.
Created by Booty Bay Games, this is a great game with plenty of features.
Concept and Functionality:
The goal of Look & Find is to create a fun and unique experience for kids, and the result is that it succeeds in spades.
There are three different themes to explore: the beach, the zoo, and the countryside. Each theme has four scenes, and each scene has 5 objects for kids to locate.
I really like the graphics and illustrations in Look & Find because they’re bright and colorful. It’s clear that quite a bit of detail went into the visual appearance of the app and I know kids will enjoy the cute animals.
To get the most out of Look & Find, kids simply have to locate each of the 5 objects located in the scene. Kids can reference the objects they need to find on the left side of the screen.
The one small drawback to this is the objects never change, so the game might get boring for kids once they’ve played through each scene more than a few times.
As mentioned above, the three themes are great for teaching kids about animals and other neat things.
However, only the zoo theme is available right off the bat; the other two themes must be unlocked via in-app purchase for $0.99 each.
This isn’t a problem, though, because it gives parents the opportunity to see whether or not their child truly enjoys Look & Find.
Parents will be happy to know that even though Look & Find has in-app purchases, the option to do so won’t pop up until a math equation is solved.
While this doesn’t completely eliminate the possibility of kids reaching the purchase option screen, the best way to prohibit unwanted purchases is to change the option on your iPhone or iPad to require a password prompt every time.
You certainly can’t argue with the price of free, and Look & Find offers enough features and content to justify the $0.99 in-app purchase to unlock two additional themes. Plus, the app is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.
Overall, Look & Find is a great app for kids and is definitely worth a download. It features plenty of educational content that both parents and kids will enjoy.
Look & Find is also available for free on Android and can be downloaded from Google Play.
Look & Find: Fun Activities! requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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