When I was on Studio 5, I mentioned the app Itsy Bitsy Spider. Several viewers e-mailed and said that they couldn’t find the review on my site. I went a-huntin’. Alas, I couldn’t find it either!
Then, I realized that I wrote my review on a technology site. Not here. Oops! So sorry to lead you astray!
I decided that I’d better rectify things. Here’s my review of this fun application.
Itsy Bitsy Spider is an app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. In my humble opinion, it is best used on an iPad because you have more screen real estate to enjoy and play with this interactive application.
This app won the 2010 Parent’s Choice Gold Award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation. It’s easy to see why. The graphics are excellent and children learn about the environment, animals, and nature. For example, the fly that buzzes around tells your grandchild where rain comes from, how a rainbow is made, what makes a plant grow, and how many legs a spider has.
Grandchildren learn to count to ten by poking a squirrel who stacks nuts. When the squirrel has ten in a pile on the roof, they fall off so your grandchild can start counting over.
Grandkids can find musical eggs on a scavenger hunt and then play a tune by tapping the eggs that they find. Your grandchild can stack hats on the spider’s head and even record themselves singing!
I loved touching the wind to make it blow and touching the cloud to make it rain. It’s fun to see the frog and the snail’s action when you tap on them. And, I lost track of how many times I made the little girl splash in the puddle of water. That’s vicarious living if you ask me!
This application kept me entertained for almost half an hour. I thought that if it will keep an old biddy like me occupied, children would love it, too. And I was right.
Child behavior specialists claim that a child’s attention span is one minute for each year they are old. Which means our 2 year-old grandchildren should only be able to sit still for 2 minutes while playing the game.
They spend almost half-an-hour playing this game!
Here are the tech specs for this app: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. (Make sure that you have the required operating system for your iPad. If you don’t, the app could crash and not work very well.)
Do I recommend this game? Most definitely!
Is it worth the $1.99? You betcha!
Disclosure: I paid for this application. It was not given to me.
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