Teach Me: Toddler

Common Sense Media says

Kids earn sticker rewards for learning preschool basics.

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Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Ease of play

These questions are all pretty much on target for toddlers. And all they need to operate the app is the ability to point and tap.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

The Privacy Policy is posted on the app under "Help." Parents or teachers can set up user accounts for each kids using a photo and name, but it's not necessary to use a personal photo or the kid's real name. If desired, choose an icon image and make up a screen name.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they can customize the lessons in Teach Me: Toddler. Parents can choose whether to include questions on numbers, letters, shapes, or colors. Users can specify whether the app should use capital and/or lowercase letters. Parents can determine whether number questions will use digits that go up to 5, 10, or 20. And users can set different preferences for different children. Rewards are given in the form of virtual stickers, and parents can choose which of four backdrops and sticker sets the child will receive for a job well done.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • letter or word recognition
  • naming
  • phonics

Math

  • counting
  • numbers
  • shapes

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • deduction

Communication

  • listening

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Gameplay is fun, graphics are clean and smooth, and what preschooler doesn't love stickers, virtual or otherwise?

Learning Approach

Multiple-choice questions limit learning to rote practice. However, correct and incorrect answers are clearly identified, and the interface is easily accessible for young kids.

Support

Incorrect answers get a red x and kids are told, for example, "That is the oval. Find the circle." Teachers or parents can adjust difficulty level and track up to 40 kids.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • letter or word recognition
  • naming
  • phonics

Math

  • counting
  • numbers
  • shapes

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • deduction

Communication

  • listening

Kids can learn numbers, counting, letters, letter sounds, shapes, and colors from a cute mouse dressed as a teacher while playing Teach Me: Toddler. Each question is multiple choice with four possible answers, so when kids don't know the answer they can use deduction; incorrect answers get a red "x" and kids are told, for example, "That is the oval. Find the circle." Teach Me: Toddler is a straightforward, appropriately repetitive approach to learning numbers, letters, shapes, and colors.

This Learning Rating review was written by Carrie R. Wheadon

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What's it about?

Kids tap the green "Play" arrow and immediately go to a multiple choice question. A correct answer gives them a green check mark, and they move on to the next question. An incorrect answer is explained clearly: "That is an oval. Find the circle." A correct answer is also clearly repeated along with a "right on" or "nice job." A counting question asks kids to identify how many objects they see. As kids tap on each object numbers appear so they can't count the same thing twice (like most toddlers do).

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

TEACH ME: TODDLER doesn't offer as many features as its counterpart, Teach Me: Kindergarten, but with its younger intended audience, that feels right. The app drills kids on the most basic of concepts and rewards them nicely with virtual stickers -- and what preschooler doesn't love stickers? The interface is simple, the graphics clean and smooth. For 3- and 4-year-olds eager to learn who like drill-based lessons, this app is right on target.

Families can talk about...

  • Point out shapes and colors when you see them -- the red octagon stop sign is an easy one.

  • Explore the many great alphabet books out there so kids learn lots of words that start with each letter.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:October 19, 2013
Category:Education
Size:26.20 MB
Publisher:24x7 Digital
Version:3.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3 or later

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Parent Written byakamath October 5, 2011
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

Excellent for the price

Very kid friendly, simple design. Rewards every three correct responses with stickers.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 August 27, 2012
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

teach me toddler

olds eager to learn who like drill-based lessons, this app is right on target.

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