What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that iLuv Drawing Animals - Learn to draw 40 animals is a great app for kids who want to learn how to draw or just enjoy drawing and coloring. The brief instructions are easy to understand: Just choose the animal you want to draw, trace over the dotted lines that appear on the screen, hit the next arrow for more lines, and when you're done with all the onscreen prompts color as you wish, choose a background, save to your in-app drawing book, or share your drawing. Since the drawings can be emailed, parents may want to review the rules with your kids about using that feature.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
Thinking & Reasoning
- part-whole relationships
Engagement, Approach, Support
A highly engaging learn-to-draw app, taking kids through well-designed drawing process for 40 animals. Kids who don't enjoy free drawing will appreciate the detailed instructions.
Kids can learn how to draw specific animals in a formulated way. Kids can also learn basic drawing concepts, such as the difference between "thin" and "thick" lines, as they practice following step-by-step instructions.
Step-by-step drawing support and options for drawing, erasing, and even adding what you just erased. There's also an icon with the Facebook logo with the option to post drawings on Facebook.
What's it about?
ILUV DRAWING ANIMALS gives detailed, accurate, step-by-step instructions for how to draw 40 different animals. Kids simply choose from the many animal images shown on the "Learn to Draw" index and the audio and visual prompts begin. Kids trace over dotted lines to create an outline of the drawing, and then can color and add a background to their creation. There is also the option to free draw on the app. Kids can save drawings to a coloring book or share them via email or by printing.
Is it any good?
iLuv Drawing Animals is an excellent learn-to-draw app, taking kids step-by-step through the drawing process, making it possible for even pre-K and kindergarten-age kids to try their hand at onscreen drawing and end up with some really good looking art. Kids who don't naturally gravitate to free drawing or who are eager to know how to draw things "by the book" and make them recognizable will appreciate the detailed instructions. Narrowing the subject to animals is a helpful idea, giving kids some focus, and adding backgrounds is a nice touch, too. The ability to erase the entire drawing, or add back what you just erased is helpful for kids who get frustrated with mistakes, once they understand the range of options.
Families can talk about...
Once drawings are complete, ask your kid what individual shapes make up the entire animal.
Try your own hand at drawing an animal on iLuv Drawing Animals. Even though the app makes it easy, it still takes concentration and perseverance!