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Software Review: Toddler Flashcards iPhone App

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Did you know that penguins say, “Hur dur-dur-dur-dur?” Thanks to iTot Apps’ Toddler Flashcards, I do!  As with many learning tools we have stumbled upon, we originally purchased Toddler Flashcards to entertain the kids.  It ended up being one of the better 99 cents we’ve spent!  Toddler Flashcards is engaging, entertaining, and educational.  Our kids love it and so do we.

The application features dozens of digital flashcards that kids can flip through with the swipe of a finger.  Each “card” shows the printed word, a crisp photo illustration, and an audio clip of the word being pronounced. Some categories provide additional enhancements. For example, each animal’s sound plays after its pronunciation.   Last night, Isaac sat and played the penguin card over and over ad nauseam, giggling the whole time.  Toddler Flashcards works great any time kids must sit still for an extended period, such as in the car or at a restaurant.  We always carry our phones, so it is there when we need it.

The interface  is easy for kids–even very young ones– to navigate.  Our two- and four-year-olds often steal our phones and have figured out how to load the app.  Kids can easily browse through one of several categories: animals, food, things, shapes, colors, alphabet, and numbers.  One option also shuffles cards from the first three categories.  The app is simply packed with information that teaches vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, counting, colors–and plenty of trivia, such as the little penguin tidbit I shared earlier.

In short, we use and strongly recommend Toddler Flashcards to any iPhone user with toddlers or preschoolers.

(Note: We were not compensated in any way for this review.  We just love the app and wanted to share it with others who might find it useful.)