A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids are exposed to simple on-screen puzzles, matching games, and tracing activities that promote learning about numbers, letters, colors and routines. Parents can find activities on what to do with kids in-person at home.
The app features only opposite-sex parents, and most characters have varying shades of skin tones and hair color. While the app is suggested to be used for kids with special needs, there aren't any characters who seem to represent this population featured in the app.
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Ease of Play
Concepts are organized by categories, such as community, routines, friends, and letters. Each category offers kids the same eight activities to engage in to learn those concepts, such as a digital puzzle, tracing, flip game, matching game, and coloring.
Products & Purchases
Video section features some identifiable children's brands from BabyFirst TV such as Color Crew, Harry and Larry and Tillie Knock Knock. A sequence mentions a trip to Disneyland.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
The highlight of this app is the ability for kids to practice and learn new concepts about daily routines through sequencing. Using iCan Special Education Fun they can learn about eating at a restaurant, getting a haircut, brushing teeth, taking a bath, and toileting. The routines are presented first as a social story, and then kids have the opportunity to practice putting the steps in order on their own.
Overall, this app is best used on an iPad. Many of the activities like the jigsaw puzzle, tracing, and coloring are too difficult to do in small spaces with accuracy on a smaller screen, like an iPhone. Because kids can't change the brush tip in the coloring app, it's impossible to color within the lines. During games, positive feedback is provided immediately with a correct answer, such as "You're great" or "You're awesome" followed by an on-screen sticker. After that, a vocabulary word or a comment about the sequence is repeated. At times the praise can be distracting from the concept. It would be helpful for parents to be able to filter content within the app to target specific concepts or skills, to remove items kids have mastered, or to minimize the amount of content seen so kids don't get overwhelmed. The subscription might be steep for a single user, but for those with large families or teachers and therapists of kids with special needs who can use it with multiple clients each day, the cost might be more justified if purchased at the yearly rate.
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