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Soundbingo is three-games-in-one: One player bingo, Two player bingo (head-to-head or side-by-side) and Tic Tac Toe. To make things more interesting, you can also pick between three tile display modes: images, words, and single letter.
Soundbingo is a great way to entertain the entire family, but also has educational value for young children. It helps to develop not just auditory discrimination skills and focus, but also analytical skills, hand-eye coordination, vocabulary, and the important pre- reading skill of matching sounds to visual representations. After your kids master the basic games, you can introduce word or letter matching, turn taking, and finally strategy with Tic Tac Toe.
The free app contains two sample games. If you buy the Game Kit for just 99 cents (hint hint), you'll be able to download many more pre-built games, as well as ones that you and your friends have created, from radioweave.com.
Prebuilt games (as of May 31) include:
- in my house (toddler)
- at the zoo (toddler)
- on the farm (toddler)
- alphabet recognition (preschool)
- kid songs (preschool)
- everyday sounds (preschool)
- name that tune (adult)
Remember that you can also design games specifically for your child's interests or learning needs, or to stump other grownups - all trains, farm animals, bird calls, dinosaurs, spelling or vocabulary homework, even photos and voices of friends and family. Game content is limited only by your imagination.
What's New in Version 1.1
- added a second free game (cartoon animals)
- all content is now downloaded as soon as possible (except for those in channels in search results) so that less time is spent waiting for games to load after they are selected
- prettier graphics
- don't show generic user pictures in image games
- better error handling
- improved help
- bug fixes
It's not free
Good but could be better.
Developer, if you make an option to remove the timing, I'll rate it at 5 stars. But at present, a couple of seconds isn't enough time for my two year old to figure the sound out, then find the matching picture. And she also gets confused when she figures out the sound only to have it randomly change animals on her.
This is a great concept. But in order to be truly useful for very young children, you need to either slow down the rate of presentation of each sound or provide a way for the user to select a rate they feel is appropriate. The sounds come at you too quickly for a child to be able to listen and think about what they heard. If you do this, I would give 5 stars and buy the additional package you are selling.
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 25, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 2.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Dale Low
- © 2010 Dale Low
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Game Kit$0.99