Today I am having fun with reviewing “Animals Flip and Mix” created by PlaneTree Family Productions. This app focuses on improving children’s articulation abilities as well as phonemic awareness skills in the areas of blending, segmenting, and decoding.
Created in a mock flip book format, the app presents the kids with 13 different pictures supported by real and nonsense 3 syllable words. Kids then can then randomly flip each of the 3 picture segments (head, body, and legs) and create different characters.
The syllables are color-coded to help low/non readers to identify matches of unfamiliar words. Each syllable can be touched to hear it individually or a child can press the speaker button to hear the whole word. After the child matches the 3 segments of the word correctly s/he can work on an reinforcement activity that targets fine motor skills based on the matching picture.
Games include feeding popcorn to a monster, hopping with a kangaroo, etc. This app is perfect for preschool and early elementary school children 3+ years of age.
Highlights include learning how to spell, development of visual perceptual and motor skills, refinement of matching skills, identifying same/different concepts as well as patterns as well as sorting and categorization skills. You can find this game on iTunes for $1.99 HERE or you can enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway below to win one of ten copies I am giving away courtesy of PlaneTree Family Productions!