Monday, July 18, 2011
I am still quite new to the iPad and get overwhelmed at all the different Apps available, so when Ruckus Media asked me if I wanted to take a look at one of their new Apps, Spot the Dot, I was more than willing.
When I first downloaded the app and went through it by myself, I thought it was visually stunning, but an okay app. It is an "I Spy" type of application, where kids hunt down a specific color dot. The pages become more challenging as you progress and the locations of the dots change each time you open the application. (Make sure you fully back out of the App for the game to re-set).
Enter the six year old. (I've learned in the last two years, I can't fully review a children's book, product, or app without running it past the experts!) Not only did he enjoy it, he still goes back to it when we're on a long car ride or airplane. In his words, "It looks really cool!" I have to say, he's right! The colors are especially vivid on the black or white backgrounds, and the shapes are sharp and bold.
I have since learned that David A. Carter has been called "the Picasso of paper engineers".
Even though six years old is a bit older than the target audience for Spot the Dot, this is an application to entertain your preschooler, while reinforcing their knowledge of shapes and colors.
Spot the Dot - iTunes
Spot the Dot on Facebook
Ruckus Media Group
David A. Carter (and Noelle Carter's) website
For more on David A. Carter's books, visit his page at Simon & Schuster
About the App:
Released: May 25, 2011
Size: 21.8 MB
Seller: Ruckus Media Group
© 2011 - Ruckus Media Group Inc.
David A. Carter is an American author and illustrator. He is best known for his pop-up books for both children and adults. Carter lives in Auburn, California with his wife and daughters.