Parents' Guide to

Artie's World

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Connect-the-dot drawing fun; free content limited.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Free to try Education
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Tracing the lines of the dot-to-dots is great for fine motor development, but also for learning simple drawing skills. Artie's World gives kids the experience of drawing without needing the skill. It's a great introduction, especially for younger kids who can struggle to draw even simple shapes like rectangles and circles. The idea that all of the shapes come together in a cohesive whole may be lost on little ones, but understanding that is not at all essential to the experience and can be developed later. The memory game is a nice add-on for kids who need to mix it up. Ideally, kids could also explore an open-ended free-draw activity which would give them a chance to practice some of the guided drawing images and also add to the replay value. Still, it's a clever idea and it's well done. 

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