...teach your child colors while having FUN!
Ruckus Media is known for their wonderful iPad apps for children and Spot the Dot is another in a long list of winners! Teamed up with David A. Carter, this app is a wonderful learning tool and game for your children. Spot the Dot is a simple app, but one that holds a child’s attention and encourages eye-hand coordination, memory and decision making all while teaching them their colors.
We liked the use of primary, complimentary colors to stimulate your child’s interest and imagination. Complimentary colors sit opposite each other on a color wheel; red and green, blue and orange, etc. They literally bounce off of each other and stimulate your child’s mind.
But don’t take my word for it, watch our video-review “after the break” to see Spot the Dot in ACTION!
As you see, Ruckus Media has purposely kept this simple yet graphic, allowing your child to concentrate on the task at hand. However, there is plenty to keep your child engaged, learning and having fun!
Spot the Dot Features:
- The first app by David A. Carter, whose hugely popular “Bugs in a Box” series has sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, brilliantly translates his complex paper sculptures for the touch screen
- Bright, bold graphics teach young children colors and shapes
- This “I Spy” type of search-and-find game engages children as they hunt for the missing dot
- The dots’ locations are randomized ensuring that each play produces a different experience
- Each level gets progressively more challenging and complex
- A gentle, encouraging voice-over offers instructions, guidance and praise
- Each level introduces a new activity: in one, players use a finger to move a spotlight around a dark screen until they find the correct dot; in another, shapes “pop” and are transformed into different shapes
- Optional teaching tips provide parents with additional ideas for how to extend the lessons to include counting or shapes
Apps for iPads Recommended Reading:
- A book called Things That Go Bump in the Night? – Yahoo! Answers – Jul 26, 2010 – Home >; All Categories >; Arts & Humanities >; Books & Authors >; Resolved Question … They’re both by David A. Carter. Hope this helps. …
- Spot The Dot | Teachers with Apps – Carter, in conjunction with Ruckus Media, is a book and much, much more! David A. Carter’s books bring back the fondest of memories, his pop-up books are by far the most well known and well loved of any others in this genre. Carter, a master paper engineer who created the Bugs series has now crossed the divide and entered into digital mode.
- Pop-up book analysis « Kate Watson // In Progress | Projects … – Carter, employs several pop-up techniques to create remarkable movement and an amazing experience as a reader. Using a series of noisemakers, floating layers, and horizontal V’s, each page takes on incredible life as each page makes a sound when opened. Kate Watson // In Progress Powered by WordPress Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).
- Pop-Up Love – Pop-up books (movable books) had captivated my delight while growing up and my love for them has grown and followed me through adulthood. I’ve admired anyone who can take plain paper and turn it into something beautiful. …
Ruckus Media & http://appsforipads.net present SPOT the DOT! Join us on the website for our full review or GRAB it NOW: http://appsforipads.net/SpotTheDotApp