A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Lazoo: Squiggles! is a simple drawing app for kids five and under. Kids add squiggles to cartoon pages, and then hit "go" to see their creations come to life. Kids are guided step by step through the process. They do have to draw the squiggles near the expected places on the drawing to activate the full animation, but squiggle guidelines get them started. They can save their creations to the device's camera roll.
What's it about?
Kids add squiggles to complete pictures and then press "go" to animate their creations. Birds in a tree tweet to life after kids draw them squiggly nests. Fish in the ocean swim around after kids draw squiggly waves. Kids have more than a dozen starting options to add squiggles and bring to life, or they can take a picture with the device's camera or start from a blank page. They can add stickers to the scene, change the colors of their squiggles, and add other artistic touches with a paintbrush, pattern roller, chalk, and squirt bottle.
Is it any good?
Watching their drawings come to life is a preschooler's fantasy come true. With LAZOO: SQUIGGLES! kids will see how many different things simple squiggles can become: a lion's mane, car exhaust, smoke on rockets, spaghetti on a plate, and more. The scenarios are delightful and include drawing a beard on a man's face and frosting a birthday cake. Kids can expand their creativity by starting with a blank page or adding stickers and other designs to the pages. It's designed with the youngest app users in mind, and they can start squiggling without having to select anything. Colors will change as they move across the page. Kids who want a bit more control, though, can choose specific colors from the options bar at the bottom of the screen. There's a one-step undo so kids can fix mistakes, but there's no way to select a specific item to delete if it wasn't the most recently added.
Talk to your kids about ...
- Device: iPad
- Subjects: Arts: drawing, playing
- Skills: Creativity: imagination, innovation
Emotional Development: self-awareness
Health & Fitness: fine motor skills
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: December 14, 2013
- Category: Education
- Topics: Arts and Dance
- Size: 70.30 MB
- Publisher: Lazoo Worldwide, Inc
- Version: 1.8
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
- Last updated: November 11, 2020
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