Teach Me: Toddler

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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Kids earn sticker rewards for learning preschool basics.

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age 2+
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Educational Value

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.

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.

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What 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.

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Adult Written byakamath October 5, 2011

Excellent for the price

Very kid friendly, simple design. Rewards every three correct responses with stickers.

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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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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.

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