List/Grid Tag Archives: art

osmo

Osmo

Review Excerpt: The world of apps and screens meets the world of real tangram blocks, objects like pens, coins or anything else you might have in your pocket, with Osmo, an easy to ...
axel

Axel’s Chain Reaction

Review Excerpt: In the story, Axel is fidgety and distracted, but also creative as he struggles to get the world to understand him.  Axel wants to create an impressive kinetic sculpture, ...
pinsaic

Pinsaic

Review Excerpt: This creativity app proves how a constraint (or limitation) can stimulate creativity. How? It turns your iPad screen into a peg board that can be filled with an endless ...
monument

Monument Valley

Review Excerpt: This is a set of ten optical illusion maze puzzles that is ideal for a child in need of a challenge. Your goal is to move a tiny figure (named Ida) through a series ...
marina

Marina and the Light

Review Excerpt: Beautiful watercolor illustrations melt into one another, as you move through a 16 screen story that has no words. So you can supply the narrative. Children accompany ...
labocar

Labo Car Designer

Review Excerpt: iPad sketching and drawing programs are easy to find, but this is the first we’ve seen that lets you draw something that many children find fascinating — ...
crayola

Crayola Color, Draw & Sing

Review Excerpt: This interesting app combines a traditional screen-based coloring book with the tracks of a simple song, like “Row Your Boat.” The more parts of your picture ...
bubl

Bubl Draw

Review Excerpt: What if you could “see” a sound? Turn your screen into a musical doodlepad, where taps become color bursts, bouncing dots, or lines that seem to have a life ...
facciamo

Facciamo (Let’s Faces!)

Review Excerpt: Based on the art of Antonella Abbatiello, Facciamo (translated “Let’s Face It”) is like an interactive painting, with nine visual face experiments. ...
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Rules of Summer

Review Excerpt: Eighteen paintings are first presented by a rule, such as “never leave a red sock on the clothesline.” Why? Because it might attract a giant red rabbit. ...
fingerpaint

FingerPaint Duel

Review Excerpt: The idea is to race to see who can most accurately fill in a target shape. You start with a simple circle, and end with a rather complicated picture of an animal. It ...
frozen

Frozen: Storybook Deluxe

Review Excerpt: This app makes a nice extension of the animated Disney movie “Frozen”, with some additional early reading practice and spatial problem solving opportunities. ...
clubhouse

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Paint & Play

Review Excerpt: This coloring experience is unique because it lets children experiment with the relationship between 2D and 3D objects. It is also seasonal; featuring items that can ...
pigeon

Pigeon Presents…Mo on the Go!

Review Excerpt: More bite-sized than “Don’t Let the Pigeon Run this App”, this collection of five activities offers plenty of sillyiness, good big band music and variety; ...
holes

Book of Holes, The

Review Excerpt: This off-the-beaten-path app illustrates concepts related to holes of all shapes, sizes and functions. The 24 screen eBook contains 100 interactive elements; and each ...
art

Rijksmuseum Online Art Collection

Review Excerpt: Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum https://www.rijksmuseum.nl is a free, online archive of 125,000 high resolution images. Each image gives you the ability to zoom in, making ...
pettingzoo

Petting Zoo

Review Excerpt: This app, for both iOS and Android, connects one “page” (or screen) with the next by way of often related interactive features. For example, in one screen ...
drawbug

Happy Draw Bug

Review Excerpt: This is a set of guided drawing lessons that makes it possible to see the lines you are supposed to draw before you draw them. It’s another example of a pedagogy ...
drawapp

Draw This App

Review Excerpt: This is a set of self-correcting art sketching tutorials, with content sold as an in-app purchase (the first two levels are free). Created in Toronto by artist Peterson ...
oriole

Little Oriole

Review Excerpt: Little Oriole features woodcut art and background music that can be toggled on or off. The 38 screen story is built around the questions “Who are you?” and “Where ...
ibmthink

IBM Think

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a hands-on museum designed to let you explore some big ideas — stuff like how different kinds of maps have developed, the role of ...
artsee

ArtSee Studio

Review Excerpt: iPad cases for children abound, but if your intention is to turn your iPad into a child’s easel, ArtSee Studio (WowWee.com, $40) is the best bet. Designed to offer ...
journey

Journey Collector’s Edition

Review Excerpt: This is a collection of three PlayStation games that include Journey, Flower, and Flow. Other content includes mini-games, plus a documentary on the making of Journey. ...
bravecomic

Brave: Interactive Comic

Review Excerpt: This app features 48 interactive comic pages; two reading modes -  panel by panel and autoplay; music and special sound effects in each panel; special sections on the ...
idenitikat

IdentiKat

Review Excerpt: Make your own cat collage, with this creativity experience that comes directly from Torino, Italy. There are two modes — free play and build from memory. The free ...
ritalizard

Rita the Lizard

Review Excerpt: Based on the print book, this eBook tells the story of a tiny lizard with an identity crises; Rita thinks she’s a chameleon like her uncle William, and you must ...
disney

Disney Creativity Studio

Review Excerpt: The Disney Creativity Studio consists of both an app and a $50 stylus. Note that the app is free with the purchase of the stylus (a download code is included in the ...
leappad2

LeapPad2

Review Excerpt: This year’s edition of the LeapPad, called the LeapPad2 Explorer, looks and feels the same as last year’s LeapPad. But the apps feel more responsive, and ...
zoo

ABC ZooBorns

Review Excerpt: ABC ZooBorns turns your iPad or iPhone screen into an alphabet-themed visual encyclopedia. You start by touching one of the approximately 150 thumbnail images (156 ...
Lion_Scene

Goodnight Safari iPad App

Review excerpt: This is a seven screen narrated adaptation of Goodnight Moon. In the app, children help the giraffe eat her dinner, the monkey climb to bed, and the elephant kiss goodnight ...
abc

VivaKids’ ABC

Review excerpt: This app features 26 letter-themed animated routines. It is especially designed to introduce children to various art techniques. For example, the letter V is made out ...
numberlys

Numberlys, The

Review excerpt: The Numberlys comes from the studio that created The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Lawrence Lessmore, directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg of Moonbot Studios. ...
fantavoieri

Fantavolieri

Review excerpt: Available in Italian and created in Rome, this interactive storybook by illustrator Gioia Marchegiani pulls you inside the world of a little girl who dreams about birds. ...
dream

Dans Mon Rêve (In My Dream)

Review excerpt: This make-your-own dream machine lets you mix and match artistic elements with a left or right swipe. With each motion, the “dream” changes, along with an ...
vangogh

Van Gogh and the Sunflowers!

Review excerpt: Based on the book by Laurence Anholdt, this app  layers two types of interactive activities onto the pages, along with some scaffolding features (narrated text, and ...
doink

Doink

Review excerpt: Doink is a vecter-based animation experience for iPad. Originally designed as a Flash-based website, the iPad app makes it easy to create simple cartoons, one frame ...
Picture 3

uDraw Studio Instant Artist

Review excerpt: The Xbox 360 version of Instant Artist, the title that comes bundled with the $80 uDraw game tablet package, includes all the drawing basics — pencils, brushes, ...
doodle

DoodleCast for Kids

Review excerpt: This “talk and draw” experience makes self-narrating and sharing a drawing into a nearly one-step process, providing you have an iPad. In addition, having ...
Picture 5

Paint My Wings

Want to give children a highly successful symmetry experience?  Paint My Wings starts with a butterfly who says “paint my wings!” Using a palette of colors, you finger ...
crayola

Crayola ColorStudio HD with iMarker (v 1.0.2)

Review excerpt: Finger-based coloring apps for the iPad abound, but this is the first designed to work with a special cigar-sized, AA battery-powered stylus. The stylus is called iMarker ...
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