A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn to apply information matching up spoken words or phrases to a collection of images; they'll also memorize vocabulary in the process. Kids can choose images stored on the device as well as download developer packs. Kids learn to speak and present information by creating a recording for each image. Where’s Mommy's easy customization options give parents the power to guide their kids' learning experience in this clever sound-and-image-matching app.
Ease of Play
This is about as simple as it gets. Touch the animal indicated by the verbal prompt. The game keeps prompting until you get it right. The tools for adding your phone pictures and voice are easy as well.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Where's Mommy? is an app that acts almost like a set of flash cards. The game prompts the user to find a certain object in one of the tiles on the screen. When the object is found, it's marked off with a green check mark. Incorrect responses are temporarily marked with a red "X" until the correct answer is found. The game continues until you correctly identify all of the objects on the screen. The app includes a set of animal pictures and prompts, but they aren't particularly high quality. You can delete those cards entirely or re-record the prompts if needed. In order to create your own cards, you'll need a device with a microphone (internal or external).
Is It Any Good?
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.