Looking for a great app that makes learning about fruits and veggies fun? Then this app is just what you’re looking for. It’s for those early iPad/iPhone users: ages 18 months to 5 years. This puzzle app exposes children to various fruits and veggies. The game focuses on name recognition of fruits and vegetables as well as motor development while the child swipes the puzzle pieces until the image lines up. Puzzles are a great tool for helping children develop problem solving skills and build concentration.
The opening screen allows one of two levels to be chosen: under 3 years old for a two piece puzzle or over 3 years old for a three piece puzzle. There is also a parents section with helpful information; both of these options require you to use specific finger swipes to enter. The other options are changed with a simple press. These are the sound effects, music, and language selection. There are three languages: English, French, and Turkish. Lastly you can enter the sticker book from the main screen, after completely a number of puzzles a sticker is rewarded.
There are four categories of puzzles, one for each season: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. This is an added bonus to learning fruits and vegetables because the child can also learn the various foods of the season. Once chosen, the puzzle is as simple as matching the horizontal pieces to complete the food item picture. It then shows and reads the name of that fruit/veggie.
Some other great features of this app is that is requires no internet connection and there are no in-app purchases or advertisements.
I really like the simplicity of this app. The under 3 feature was added during my review process and it was a great addition. I wish the language button wasn’t as easy to change because my son tends to continually change it up, which I guess isn’t the worst thing. My favorite part about this app is that it is teaching my toddler names of fruits and vegetables and helping him to recognize them while he is having fun completing the puzzles. This makes it fun at meal time when we have a certain vegetable that he learned about in the game. The app also helps spike his interest when he sees something he still has yet to taste. For example a fig… this app makes me want to go out and find some of these fruits and veggies he’s learning.
Minti Kids Fruits and Veggies works on iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It is $1.99 on App Store.
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Today’s app is reviewed by Daisy Simpson. Daisy is a proud mom to an active toddler and works part-time in a hospital where she utilizes technology in her work with helping kids cope in the medical setting. Her family loves being outdoors experiencing all Minnesota has to offer.