A playful underwater experience with 8 educational activities, this award-winning app teaches letters, numbers, shapes, colors and more. Watch colorful fish create letters; Recognize numbers and learn to count from 1 to 20; Follow the fish as they form shapes; Touch, tap and drag to make fish and other colorful sea life do funny things; Listen to classical variations of the ABC Song. AWARDS: Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. AGES: 2-5.
8 EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
- LETTERS: Learn ABCs by watching the fish make letters
- NUMBERS: Recognize numbers and learn to count from 1 to 20
- SHAPES: Follow the fish as they form different shapes
- COLORS: Select a swimming fish of any color, and watch the ocean become that color
- DIFFERENCES: Identify which fish doesn’t belong
- MATCHING: Find the matching fish
- PLAY: Touch, tap and drag colorful fish to make them do funny things
- MUSIC: Listen to classical variations of the ABC Song
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Duck Duck Moose, an award-winning creator of educational mobile apps for families, is a passionate team of engineers, artists, designers, and educators. Founded in 2008, the company has created 21 top-selling titles and has received 21 Parents’ Choice Awards, 18 Children’s Technology Review Awards, 12 Tech with Kids’ Best Pick App Awards, and a KAPi award for “Best Children’s App” at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
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Ratings and Reviews
Nice app - need to update child track to use proper pronunciation
Very nice app - my two-year old gets absolutely glued to the screen and I appreciate that the counting goes above 10. Would love go be able to set it to go higher than 20 as well.
It has a decent variation of learning modes - it's a little odd that there's no main menu, but it's easy enough to cycle through the modes via a button in the bottom left that it's totally fine. (Though, moving that button to the upper right of the screen instead of lower left would help a lot - my son accidentally switches out of activities all the time because that button sits right where a lot of his tapping happens.)
My biggest concern with the app is that the child voiceover track inadvertently teaches improper pronunciation - of course it's totally cute, but the lisps and w's instead of r's is a big oversight when this is meant to be a learning tool. Fix that and I'll definitely change the rating. I'll also use it a lot more.
I would also prefer the letters not be formed by lined-up fish - they're hard to read (the "W" for example, that just looks like a group of fish) and instant recognizability is what kids learning the alphabet need.
20 month old is totally addicted
My 20 month old will play with this app for an hour. She'll wake up and ask "fish? fish? fish?". The app has a few different games which vary from really simple (the alphabet song which plays without any interaction) to games for older kids (memory type matching game). I don't know if my baby is learning anything , but she definitely has fun. The music is relaxing and I don't mind hearing it in the background. My only complaint is the way the letters are formed by the fish gathering together so sometimes the shape of the letter isn't totally clear. Overall, very fun for toddlers!
I would not recommend this app for the classroom. This app doesn’t allow the students to move the fish or trace the numbers, letters or shapes that are shown. If this app is changed so it allows students to trace the letters, numbers and shapes it would be more helpful. With that being said, I think there should be a menu to let the student or teacher choose what activity the student should be working on. Also, this app would be much better if the teacher was able to monitor the students progress. I also didn’t like how this app didn’t allow students to write the numbers, letters or shapes. It lacked interaction. I think these are all good and beneficial concepts for a student to know, however it would be a more affective app if it was more interactive.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.