A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn a few basic but important concepts. For example, they will identify colors, numbers, and letters; choose the biggest or smallest item from a group of items; and distinguish between left and right. Matching tasks also get kids using their memory and practicing sorting skills.
Ease of Play
Gameplay is straightforward and uncomplicated -- simply listen to instructions and tap the screen.
Products & Purchases
A large icon on the home page advertises additional apps from the same developer. Kids must tap and hold for two seconds to access a purchase page. The free version also includes occasional pushes to buy the full version and unlock all games.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This collection of kid-friendly activities has some nice features, but the developer's learning claims seem overblown as games are mostly uninspired and pushes to buy make it less OK for toddlers. Kids can play Toddler Educational Learning Games-EduKitty Free in their choice of 12 languages, which can be fun for multilingual families, non-English-speaking families, or families that want their kids to learn a foreign language. Three levels of difficulty and turning games on and off give parents some flexibility to make play right for their kids. However, the difference between the difficulty levels is simply how many "distractor" items there are for kids to choose from, and this ends up being a bit of a disappointment. Thank goodness parents can silence the background music because it can get quite grating and makes the play experience feel frenetic. Despite these positive features, the games themselves aren't particularly creative and don't get high marks for adding something special to kids' learning experience. Then there's the tricky matter of the title including the word "free," when in reality the app is not entirely free. Parents may feel misled when they discover that the free version simply offers limited access to a paid version plus numerous appeals to purchase the full version, which isn't an ideal model for kids.
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