iKids : Intro to Letters & Numbers
By Sumit Anantwar
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A fun and creative way to help your darling child take first steps towards learning alphabets and numbers. An old saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words, more so if one is learning alphabets and numbers. This app provides your child with innovative ways to learn alphabets and numbers through super cool pictures, sounds and animations. Designed by a precocious three year old girl genius, who insisted on getting numbers and alphabets taught the way a child wants and not the way that that old grizzled hunchback of a teacher wants. The pictures, sound and animation were all handpicked by this girl genius as well as other kids between ages 1 and 4. Make learning fun and play for your child.
This app includes:
1) Learning through Pictures: Innovative flash cards with beautiful pictures that aid in your child's learning.
2) Pronunciation: They tell your child how to pronounce each number or alphabet.
3) Karaoke: Your child can record his/her own voice and then play it back.
4) Trace feature. This makes it super easy for your child to learn how to write alphabets and numbers and makes it fun.
What's New in Version 1.4
iOS5 bug fixes
Not very impressed
There's no recognition of having traced the letter correctly, you just move on when you think you've done it. It's confusing that you are able to begin tracing before the vocal prompt, that makes prompt redundant
The letter 'a' is drawn like a typeface, not the way children a taught to write (at least in the UK) - perhaps an option to choose where there are alternatives, like 'q', there's no tail in the app
There doesn't seem to be a way to overdub the 'now you draw' vocal which is annoying as the diction of the sample used is not great and jars when you've overdubbed the letters and numbers. Again an option somewhere could sort this out.
Hoping for an update to address the above, I can't imagine my kids will be engaged with this for long without it.
Very strange accent
I find the voice a little strange, many of the letters are not pronounced properly or are pronounced with a very strange accent which I think many children will find confusing. I let my child select his own games to play and he hasn't played this one for many months.
This is ok but the navigation is clunky, the alphabet items a little unusual (some of them) and whilst a nice idea to use a child's voice for instruction, it is unengaging and a little stark. The animation is lovely though, bright and nicely drawn.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 11 January 2012
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 27.4 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Sumit Anantwar
- © 2011 Kuber Tech
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.