Numbers from True Learning – Introduce Toddlers to Numbers and Counting

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

Numbers Numbers from True Learning is an application designed to introduce toddlers to numbers (names and recognition), counting and sequencing.

I recently did a review of True Learning’s Alphabet Air, an interactive matching game that introduces toddlers to letter names and sounds, and found that my two and half year old son Denver loved it. So, I was anxious to give Numbers from True Learning a try too.

When you open the game, you will get a screen with a number and a corresponding scene. When you tap on a number, it will say the name of that number. When you tap on the scene next to the number, it will say the number again and then it has a nice little animation in which all the objects in the scene disappear and then reappear one at a time. A sound will play each time an object appears… helping to draw your toddlers attention to that object. [Read more…]

ViDICTO+ Mytrip: “Learn” a new language through pictures, voice, words, and phrases.

Available In: App Store       Price: $1.99  

ViDicto+ “Pronto? Buongiorno. Arrivederci!” This was a typical conversation between my wife and me during the weeks leading up to our honeymoon trip to Italy. Neither of us had any experience speaking Italian, so we downloaded a few podcasts and began practicing as much as we could. I also downloaded a free app that used Google’s translation dictionary to fill in during emergencies. What I really wish we had had was something more visual, something that could help us with pronunciation, and something that could be quicker and less cumbersome than a big dictionary. [Read more…]