Here’s a learning app for small children that is visually arresting, creative and well designed – three very important boxes to tick when it comes to educational material.
Tap Tap Toink is designed for children up to five years old, and is a series of stimulating and rewarding musical puzzles and games which animate once completed. The sounds and music were all originally composed, using a mixture of marimba and maraca. Here’s an example of a puzzle:
The games and puzzles increase in difficulty, and allow children to work on visual association, practice logical thinking and have some fun along the way.
Activities include matching shapes, textures and shades, recognising animals and vehicles and associating colours, objects and sounds.
I love the look of the puzzles and pictures – many would look just as beautiful hung on a nursery wall as a piece of modern art. Tap Tap Toink is available for iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch from the iTunes store for $0.99. The app is available in fifteen languages.