Children and grandchildren love to color and draw and I feel it’s important to give them opportunities to artistically express themselves and their creativity. That’s why I am totally delighted with the iPad app Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure by Kidoodle.
The Pirates of the Caribbean movies has made being a pirate cool. Talking like a pirate. Swashbucking like a pirate. Argh, matey! Now you can draw like a pirate.
This app is narrated by Oscar and Josephine. There are 16 pages where children can draw pirate scenes: a pirate flag, a treasure map, a pirate ship on the ocean, a tattoo, a pirate swabbing a ship deck, and a treasure chest.
It has a simple drawing tool that is like a marking pen. You can select different colors as you draw your picture. After you finish and you tap the arrow to go to the next page, funny animations happen to your drawing.
You can follow the pages in order or you can choose random pages that you want to draw on. This is nice because a grandchild could draw on just her favorite pages if she wanted to.
The app has a peppy pirate sounding melody that makes you want to get up and dance a jig. (Do pirates dance jigs?)
When your grandchild has finished her picture, she can e-mail it to her parent so they can see her fabulous drawings. Or, she can save it to your Photos on your iPad. Once in your photos, you can print it up, use it as your iPad’s wallpaper, and e-mail it to other family members or friends.
You can get this app for $1.99 through iTunes. Oh, and it is also available for Android Tablets and the Amazon Kindle Fire.
This is another app that would make a great Christmas gift for your grandchildren up to age 10. They can spend hours creating and drawing with this app.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Oh, and by the way, you don’t have to take just my word for how good this app is. It was chosen as the Best Entertainment App in the Adobe AIR App Challenge sponsored by Sony. Cool.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this application. However, it did not influence my opinion of the product.