Apps: Flutterby Butterflies
The app reviewed today is called Flutterby Butterflies and is the first one created by FeeFiFoFun.
Flutterby Butterflies is an interactive multi-level matching game teaching Colors, ABCs and first rhyming and site words; designed to prepare toddlers to learn to read.
For preschool learners ages 18 months to 6 years. The app features original artwork by legendary Beatles illustrator, Alan Aldridge and music by composers from Cirque du Soleil. FeeFiFoFun is a new children’s brand, created by writers, illustrators, designers and directors from the live entertainment world, working with such acts as Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and Blue Man Group.
My 3-year-old daughter was the tester. She managed to find her way around the app easily. When I had no idea what was supposed to happen – she told me, “Look mommy, you match it.” She was showing me how to match the letters of the leaves that fall out of the tree to the ones on the ground.
The site words are more for kindergarteners since you have to start recognizing spelling and rhyming. I do think the app is best for 3 and 4-year-olds though. My son who is 6 would rather have a more challenging app on site words. The thing I was a little confused about was that there are no instructions. Points show up on the tree and I don’t really know what the point of that is. That said, the app is inexpensive and at least educational for wee ones.
The app is $1.99 and available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch through the iTunes App Store.