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Spot the Dot
Check out Review of Spot the Dot. Pop-up master and best-selling children’s author, David A. Carter, adapts his creative genius to his very first app, Spot the Dot! This eye-popping, interactive app invites toddlers and preschoolers to learn colors as …
Pop-up master and best-selling children’s author, David A. Carter, adapts his creative genius to his very first app, Spot the Dot! This eye-popping, interactive app invites toddlers and preschoolers to learn colors as they “spot the dot” in fun, engaging and highly varied interactive playspaces. Tap the screen and simple shapes move to create patterns in bright, clean hues that will captivate as well as educate children. Can YOU find the yellow, red, blue, brown, purple, pink, green, orange, black and white dots?
Fans of David A. Carter’s best-selling book “One Red Dot” will love swiping their active little fingers across the screen to locate the hidden dots. It’s a magical journey through a mesmerizing landscape of simple yet beautiful shapes. Spot the Dot will provide hours of fun for children of all ages—and parents as well!
• The first app by David A. Carter, whose hugely popular “Bugs in a Box” series has sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, brilliantly translates his complex paper sculptures for the touch screen.
• Bright, bold graphics teach young children colors and shapes.
• This “I Spy” type of search-and-find game engages children as they hunt for the missing dot.
• The dots’ locations are randomized ensuring that each play produces a different experience.
• Each level gets progressively more challenging and complex.
• A gentle, encouraging voice-over offers instructions, guidance and praise.
• Each level introduces a new activity: in one, players use a finger to move a spotlight around a dark screen until they find the correct dot; in another, shapes “pop” and are transformed into different shapes.
• Optional teaching tips provide parents with additional ideas for how to extend the lessons to include counting or shapes.
“Spot the Dot is the type of app I can see becoming a part of the breadth of a child’s play experience, an experience that includes playdough, cut-and-paste, hide and seek and in the 21st centurysome interactive screen time as well.” – Wired – GeekDad
“I encourage parents of young toddlers to add Spot the Dot iPad app to their child’s collection!” – Apps for iPads
“The app’s bold palette and intuitive play will appeal to youngsters who are learning colors and shapes while the hide-and-seek puzzles are intriguing enough to engage older children.” – School Library Journal
“Spot the Dot is a perfectly executed and very visually appealing app that teaches toddlers colors and fine motor skills.” – Best Kid Apps
“Spot the Dot is a fun way to reinforce shapes and colors for early learners. It combines the simplicity and repetitive nature of a picture book with interactive puzzles that will keep kids engaged.” – Common Sense Media
“Educationally speaking, this app is most appropriate for toddlers learning colors and shapes. The exquisite designs will catch the eye and interest of older kids, as well as the parents, and keep all entertained.” – Teachers wth Apps
At Ruckus Media we create apps for mobile devices that entertain toddlers to teens from their fingers to their minds, at home or on the road—and invite their imaginations to grow.
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• John Henry, told by Denzel Washington
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• The Velveteen Rabbit, told by Meryl Streep, “Best Apps Ever Award” Finalist (from 148apps.com)
• Tom Thumb and the Knights of the Round Table, told by John Cleese
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Spot the Dot is a highly recommended, very well put together and well thought out app for teaching shapes and colors!
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