The Playmatic contains four simple games for babies: Magic, Bubbles, Balloons, and Hot Air. All four focus on cause-and-effect interactions that are designed to appeal to babies, and they are carefully designed to be baby-proof. There are no ads during game play, no popups, and no settings. There's nothing that requires adult intervention, and there's nothing for your child to break.
I'm very impressed with this app. You really are in tune with what babies want to see and do, and what they are capable of doing with their little hands. — "Nanamijares" in the USA
Great for keeping the little one entertained at the airport, on the plane, and anywhere else where keeping him amused is a parent's primary objective. — "CalgaryBen" in Canada
I'm a developmental therapist. I use Playmatic to teach cause/effect, to help with visual tracking with my visually impaired kids, and as a motivator for gross motor skills. They, and their parents, love it! — "Preacher120" in the USA
This app is amazing. I'm a daycare teacher, and this app is perfect for my toddler room, introducing them to technology. Wonderful. — "Kijgdf" in the USA
My 5 month-old loves this app. Her face lights up every time she plays with the bubbles. Best part is no ads or popups that she can accidentally go into. — "Will Grizzard" in the USA
Great game for babies. My son has fun popping bubbles, and I even enjoy popping bubbles sometimes to relieve stress. — "77dodo" in Australia
Super fun app for kids! I was over at a friend's house and her 4 year-old got hooked on this! I didn't think I was ever going to get my phone back ;) — "StaceFace17" in the USA
There are SO many apps that try too hard and fail. This one gets it just right: Fun and straightforward. — "ElJacques" in the USA
My kids love this game, and it’s not mind numbing. — "FACS teacher 101" in the USA
Very basic but very clever. My 10 month old loves it. The bubble and piano ones are the best. Better go, baby wants the phone! — "Sarahsheils" in the United Kingdom
What a fabulous app! Thanks to this app, I can enjoy an extra few minutes in the shower while my daughter happily plays bursting bubbles. Thank you! — "Mia and Aimee" in Australia
My son got so excited popping bubbles and hearing the piano notes that he cracked my iPad screen. Seriously though, he's loved this app since he learned how to use a pointy-finger eight months ago. — "_miles_away" in New Zealand
Cute, fun, and a great way to interact with your cat. ;) — "Jullox" in Australia
# The Games
Magic: Each time your baby touches the screen, cheerful colors and happy sparks appear, and a piano note plays. When your baby shakes your device, a song plays automatically!
Bubbles: Bubbles float down the screen, and they pop when they are tapped. When your baby shakes your device, all the bubbles will pop at once!
Balloons: Balloons float up the screen, and they pop when they are tapped. When your baby shakes your device, all the balloons will pop at once!
Hot Air: Hot air balloons float up the screen, and each time your baby touches one, and a skydiver jumps out with a parachute. When your baby shakes your device, skydivers will jump out of all the hot air balloons at once!
To return to the main menu from within a game, tap and hold the screen for 2 seconds, then slide your finger to the right.
# Questions? Comments?
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# What's new in version 1.7.2
- The Playmatic is now free!
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.
# What's new previous versions
- Baby-proof menu: To return to the main menu, tap and hold for 2 seconds, then slide right.
- Shake your device for a fun surprise in each game.
- Fully compatible with every iOS screen size.
Ratings and Reviews
Great App for my babies and developmentally delayed toddlers!
I use Playmatic to teach cause/effect (for my more involved kiddos), pairing it with the sign/word "more", to help with visual tracking with my visually impaired kids and as a motivator for gross motor skills, I.e., pull to stand (to interact with the IPad ) and cruising both ways, in order to get to the iPad for my developmentally delayed toddlers. The population I serve (I'm a developmental therapist) is age 0 to 3 and they are children with differing delays in development. They, and their parents, love it!
Needs Angry Face for Bad Babbies
Great app. Turns babysitting into me just smoking outside while kids stare at my iPad. I just wish there was a timer adults could set that would make a grotesque Freddy Kruger like Face suddenly appear with a loud terrible scream. Not only would it be hysterical to watch the babies reactions but it’d definitely help with the bratty ones who fuss when it’s time for me to get my iPad back to play games.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review, it made us chuckle. :)
Brilliant app for kids
This app is great for babies and young kids. It entertains both my 1 year old and 4 year old, and they both go to this app first when they play with my iPhone. They especially love the new hot air balloon level. As an adult, I think the graphics are great and love watching my kids play. Thanks for a great app! Can't wait to see more from the developer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.