A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn numbers, counting, letters, letter sounds, shapes, and colors from a cute mouse dressed as a teacher while playing Teach Me: Toddler. Each question is multiple choice with four possible answers, so when kids don't know the answer they can use deduction; incorrect answers get a red "x" and kids are told, for example, "That is the oval. Find the circle." Teach Me: Toddler is a straightforward, appropriately repetitive approach to learning numbers, letters, shapes, and colors.
Ease of Play
These questions are all pretty much on target for toddlers. And all they need to operate the app is the ability to point and tap.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that they can customize the lessons in Teach Me: Toddler. Parents can choose whether to include questions on numbers, letters, shapes, or colors. Users can specify whether the app should use capital and/or lowercase letters. Parents can determine whether number questions will use digits that go up to 5, 10, or 20. And users can set different preferences for different children. Rewards are given in the form of virtual stickers, and parents can choose which of four backdrops and sticker sets the child will receive for a job well done.
Is It Any Good?
TEACH ME: TODDLER doesn't offer as many features as its counterpart, Teach Me: Kindergarten, but with its younger intended audience, that feels right. The app drills kids on the most basic of concepts and rewards them nicely with virtual stickers -- and what preschooler doesn't love stickers? The interface is simple, the graphics clean and smooth. For 3- and 4-year-olds eager to learn who like drill-based lessons, this app is right on target.
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