What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kid Touch is one of those free apps some parents like to hand to their toddler or preschooler in the grocery store cart to keep them occupied in a pinch. The colorful backgrounds, cute animals, and simple touch-and-pop the animals game is quite engaging -- in a mindless sort of way. Strangely, though, the banner ads don't make sense for the toddler audience, and the "Silent Night" background music doesn't fit either. Don't expect any high-level learning here.
What's it about?
Start a new game by choosing a \"battlefield\" from a list of seven natural environments listed on Kid Touch. Choose Forest, for example, and a colorful forest scene appears. Soon, animals -- elephants, snakes, flies, dinosaurs -- begin dropping from the sky and kids must tap on each one to \"pop\" them and see the points they received. At the end of the round, a point total appears, and they can choose another scene.
Is it any good?
KID TOUCH gives toddlers a game of their own that they can play without assistance by selecting backgrounds, collecting animals, and earning points. It's hard to say exactly why this game is so much fun, but it can provide some simple entertainment. As to the developer's claim that it's educational because it teaches toddlers that things react when you touch them on a smartphone screen? That's a stretch, as most toddlers are learning that very basic human lesson in the real world almost every time they touch something. This game simply entertains toddlers, and it can do that even though the ads and music on Kid Touch don't fit that group.