February 8, 2010 | Cody Buchanan
I recently had to babysit my 3 year old nephew. Now, I’m no professional babysitter who knows exactly what kids need and want. But I do know the basics of babysitting. And I knew that I had absolutely nothing in my house that a three year old would like to play with. So, I thought I would check out what the app store has to offer and see if it had any means of entertainment. After previewing a few toddler apps here and there, I settled on the Preschool Adventures app.
I chose Preschool Adventures over the other apps I looked at because it was the only one that I would consider fun and educational. Sure the other apps claimed to be fun, but most of them lacked color and interest. Preschool Adventures is pretty basic in the four mini games it offers. It covers four different subjects which include the body, colors, shapes and sounds. I can see why you would want your toddler to learn their shapes, sounds and colors but the body seems kind of weird to me. Each game has a theme that helps get your kids hooked and vibrant colors and backgrounds that make them feel like they’re playing not learning.
Obviously, I can’t say I learned anything by playing with this app. That’s where my nephew comes in. I reluctantly handed over my device to him to see what he thought of the app. At first, you’ll need to show your kids how to play and tap the screen. But I think part of their natural instinct is to push the most interesting thing on the screen, so they get the hang of it pretty quickly. Now, I doubt my nephew learned everything the app had to offer in one sitting, but I do think he retained some information and had fun doing it at the same time. So if you’re looking for a portable way to entertain and teach your child, give Preschool Adventures a shot for only $.99.