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Kids can learn to think about their own routines and to get ready for school more independently. The app breaks down the morning routine step by step. Instead of having parents rush kids along in the morning, kids can follow the examples given in the app and get going on their own. It can encourage kids to do parts of the routine they may not have enjoyed before. iTouchiLearn Life Skills: Morning Routines for Preschool Kids may not provide instructions for each step, but the fun examples encourage kids to follow suit.
Ease of Play
The app is very easy to use. All instructions are given verbally and the interactive elements mainly involve tapping.
Products & Purchases
The info screen has links to other apps from the developer.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that iTouchiLearn Life Skills: Morning Routines for Preschool Kids is designed to help young kids and kids with special needs learn morning routines. Seven short animated scenes walk kids through the various tasks, from waking up to packing a school bag. Kids can review each routine with additional activities within each scene as well as with a jigsaw puzzle and music feature. The catchy songs and kid-friendly animations may motivate reluctant kids to get dressed or brush their teeth.
Is It Any Good?
iTouchiLearn Life Skills: Morning Routines for Preschool Kids does a good job of showing kids what needs to get done each morning, especially if they need to get to school on time. The interactive elements are simple, but can help kids remember the essential things needed for each step, like the toothbrush for brushing teeth or using your hands to wash your face. The song is easy to learn, and even parents may find themselves singing it to keep their kids moving along in the morning.
As for improvements, it would be nice if the app had ways for kids to track completion of their own daily routines with something like a printable or in-app chart. In addition, the app could reflect more diversity among the characters in the animations.
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