Friday, March 12, 2010

Review & Giveaway for iPhone App for Toddlers Itsy Bitsy Spider and Wheels on the Bus

Itsy Bitsy Spider by Duck Duck Moose

(Did you know, in England we call this song ‘Incy Wincy Spider?)
My son who is three loves this app. His favorite part is the mouse that gets the nuts on the roof. For some reason the squeaking noise really appeals to him. He really enjoys pressing all the different objects and seeing the animation. The frog jumping is a another good one.
There are so many little things going on in the two scenes (rain scene and sun scene) that it keeps him interested for quite a while.  He nods along to the music.
I like that it incorporates the song with other things such as counting and animals around the house and garden. The graphics are clean, clear and appeal to adults as well as kids.
He hasn’t taken to recording his own voice yet, it might be more appealing when he gets older. Let’s see it in other languages.
There aren’t many things we’d change about it. Overall a good, well made app.

Wheels on the bus by Duck Duck Moose

We love this app too, (it has lots more pages than itsy bitsy by the way) and my son sings along which is great as he has always loved this song.
Things we love:
Each page has the words to the song,  and a few simple animations that match the song actions
It comes in in lots of languages including Italian and French so this is a lot of added value for those parents who want to expose their kids to languages early on.
Kids can record themselves singing.

Intuitive, simple navigation with a swipe.
The characters are really cute and work well in the design and feel of the app.
A minor thing we’d change:
When the language changes (e.g .to Italian), the song words still read in English, this is a bit confusing if the kids know how to read. I'd like to see it read in the language that is selected.
Thanks for making such cute apps for kids Duck Duck Moose

You can purchase these apps for $0.99 (current price) at the iTunes store or enter my giveaway to win a Wheels on the Bus Duck Duck Moose App below!


Win a copy of Wheels on the Bus 

Duck Duck Moose have kindly given us a copy of their other app Wheels on the Bus to giveaway to a lucky reader.  
Ends 6pm EST 28 March, 2010 .

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  1. I'd love to win this app! I like the fact that it exposes my kids to different languages.
    I am a new email subscriber.

    veronica78617 at yahoo dot com

  2. I am a google follower!

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  3. This app looks great! I think my 15-month-old would be very intrigued by it.