I don’t do many reviews. My inbox is flooded with them daily, but it takes something special for me to share a product or service with my readers. When I was asked to take a look at a new set of iPhone apps for children… I happily agreed! My girls know their way around our iPhone and iPod touch better than I do sometimes. I’m always looking for entertaining and educational ways for them to spend their time. Angry Birds can only hold someone’s attention for so long you know…
A Modern Eden is a whimsical little company out of Dayton, OH. (This actually thrills me because the majority of my family lives around there.) A Modern Eden has created an alphabet menagerie full of friendly animals. Flash cards, tote bags, wall decals and two iPhone apps feature these friendly characters.
I downloaded both apps onto my iPod Touch. I thought I’d see how my preschooler, Allison liked them. We started with “C” is For Cow. The colors are vibrant and the sounds are happy. She already knows her alphabet, but still loved hearing the animals names associated with each letter.
Next she opened up Speak, Piggy. This particular app made her giggle uncontrollably. Why? Only a preschooler would know… but each Oink, Niegh, and Hoot started a fit of giggles that I couldn’t help but join in on. Speak, Piggy also helps children learn about animal habitats.
Not only are these apps fun and educational… but they’re also beautiful. Each animal is a work of art. And the fun isn’t over yet! The FAQ on A Modern Eden tells us that more animal friends are being developed. A Spanish version is also on the way! The best part? The apps are only .99 cents each. So pop into A Modern Eden and give the apps a shot. It’s worth the round of giggles you get in return. I’d recommend these apps for young preschoolers ages 2-4 years old.
I’m going to give away 2 sets of codes… along with a wall poster ($10 value) and a wall decal! Contest ends Sunday, March 13th at midnight MST time. Winners (2) will be announced on Monday, March 14th.
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*Note: I was given a code to download these apps for free. I was not paid for my opinion and even if I had been… all views expressed on my blog are mine. Thanks!