Most likely your family has at least one smart phone or tablet in your household. This means that your child most likely has used many different apps for entertainment. Many apps that are marketed towards children do not infuse education into the fun. However, there are many great apps for children that are educational, artsy and creative. Read on to learn 5 of my son's favorites - all of which have a focus on the arts.
1. Van Gogh and the Sunflowers
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers from Auryn, Inc. is based on Laurence Anholt’s book by the same name. Van Gogh and the Sunflowers is an interactive app that combines the paintings of Van Gogh with a powerful message of tolerance, acceptance and compassion for others.With beautiful moving graphics, this app is the perfect way to introduce your child to work of this amazing artist as they play along.
2: Ancient Frog
If you are looking for an app that will encourage your child to slow down, reflect and relax look no further than Ancient Frog by Ancient Workshop. Players of the Ancient Frog app can guide six species of frogs through hundreds of levels. Each level is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing – your child will move their frog one leg at a time until they capture a delicious fly.
3: Let’s Learn to Draw
Let’s Learn to Draw by The Guys in the Booth is a fun, simple way for your child to practice her drawing skills. With easy step-by-step instructions your little ones will learn to draw everything from dogs to trains. This is a great app for budding artists.
4: Color Splash
If your child is into photography, Color Splash by Pocket Pixals Inc. is the app for them. Color Splash allows your child to easily change their photographs into black and while, leaving any area of the photograph in color for a larger impact. The editing is done by moving your finger across the areas that you want to change to black and white.
5: Pickle’s Paper Dolls
Little fashionistas will enjoy Pickle’s Paper Dolls from The Guys in the Booth. There are five adorable girls to dress up with hundreds of fashionable styles and accessories. Each of the dolls comes from a different country and includes vocabulary words for various items of clothing in their own language.