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Best apps for kids for learning colors.


Help your kids recognize different colors and learn color names with these great apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices! Interactive apps for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners are excellent educational tools for teaching colors. Children can learn by mixing colors, playing with the opposite colors or for example matching the puzzle pieces by the color. There are also some simple coloring activities with the color names read out.

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Yummiloo

Yummiloo
by NightAndDayStudios

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Overall Score: 100/100

version reviewed: 1.0.0

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Understanding of the world
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What it is: a simple game teaching the names of colors, fruit and vegetables.

What you do with it: listen to the instructions and place (by tapping or dragging, depending on the play mode) fruit and vegetables in the food cart. Place the rotten plants in the compost bin. Feed one of the characters with as much fruit and vegetables as possible during in the 'snack attack' mode.

What we liked: the concept. Excellent illustrations and animations. Fun factor. Spoken instructions. Ease of use (including 2 play modes). Sounds and sound backgrounds. No distracting elements. Good educational value (including promotion of healthy diet). Overall look and feel of the app.

What we didn't like: the stages require too much time to complete (some kids may get bored before they fill up the cart). We didn't like the' snack attack' feature too much (too random, may be too fast-paced for some kids). The progress of the game is not saved.

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Spot the Dot

Spot the Dot
by Ruckus Media Group

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Overall Score: 100/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Brain teasers, Attention & concentration, Early math, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Memory, Music & art, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What it is: a set of activities for concentration, color recognition and fine motor skills.

What you do with it: see our video presentation

What we liked: concept, simple graphics, simple navigation, spoken instructions, good educational value.

What we didn't like: the design may be just too simple for some kids, after (aparently) repetitive tasks they may lose interest, for younger kids parent assistance is required. A little bit too pricey.

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Playroom - Lessons with Max

Playroom - Lessons with Max
by MobileIgromatic

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Overall Score: 99/100

version reviewed: 1.0.1

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Early math, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Memory, Thinking & problem solving
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What it is: a set of 5 activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

What you do with it: the activities include: a hide and seek game, color/counting activity, puzzles (about 5 pieces each puzzle), memory game (4 pairs) and a matching pairs game.

For more details please see our See Before You Buy video (below).

What we liked: good variety of activities suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and special needs kids. Simple illustrations. Ease of use. Spoken instructions (with the option to include your own voiceovers). No distracting elements.

What we didn't like: only 1 level of difficulty for each activity. The narrator's voice could be more inspiring.

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Color Vacuum

Color Vacuum
by Curious Hat

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Overall Score: 99/100

version reviewed: 1.2

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Best for: Interactive play, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Understanding of the world

What it is: an app for exploring and playing with real life colors.

What you do with it: use the device as a 'scientific color collecting instrument'. Depending on the mode you can: 'collect' the colors by pointing the camera on your device at surrounding objects (the colors will be represented as bubbles under the magnifying glass), 'search' for objects with colors similar to the previously collected colors or 'vacuum' the colors (you need add or subtract small portions of a color using the controls provided to find the matching hue).

What we liked: the concept, educational/creative factor (encouraging curiosity and free play with 'science'), beautiful 'realistic' interface with lots of clever details (but please see the note below), sound effects enhancing the experience, the fun factor.

What we didn't like: the interface is complex, especially in the 'vacuum' mode (parental assistance is necessary, be sure to master it yourself first). Sometimes it is difficult obtain the expected result (the app works best in good lighting conditions). The app could have even more educational value (e.g. matching colors by their names, explanation of color concepts etc).

Bottom line: a must-have tool for the young aspiring 'scientists' (and we believe parents will have some fun, too).

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Explore and Learn Shapes - Android version

Explore and Learn Shapes - Android version
by Mediakitchen Limited

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Overall Score: 97/100

version reviewed: 1.02

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Early math, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Memory, Thinking & problem solving

What it is: an app for learning colors (yellow, red, blue, green, purple, pink, orange, brown) and shape names (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, oval, heart, star, diamond).

What you do with it:

- identify different shapes

- solve simple jigsaw puzzles (about 4 pieces) with shapes

- match shapes

- identify smallest and largest shapes

- identify different colored shapes

- play a memory game (8 cards) with shapes

The app has a simple reward system (collect coins to buy stickers for a simple sticker scene).

What we liked: the concept, nice graphics, simple animations, funny main character, easy operation, spoken instructions, extensive customization options.

What we didn't like: can get repetitive after some time (not too much variety across the activities).

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Explore and Learn Shapes

Explore and Learn Shapes
by Mediakitchen Limited

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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 97/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Early math, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Memory, Thinking & problem solving

What it is: an app for learning colors (yellow, red, blue, green, purple, pink, orange, brown) and shape names (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, oval, heart, star, diamond).

What you do with it:

- identify different shapes

- solve simple jigsaw puzzles (about 4 pieces) with shapes

- match shapes

- identify smallest and largest shapes

- identify different colored shapes

- play a memory game (8 cards) with shapes

The app has a simple reward system (collect coins to buy stickers for a simple sticker scene).

What we liked: the concept, nice graphics, simple animations, funny main character, easy operation, spoken instructions, extensive customization options.

What we didn't like: can get repetitive after some time (not too much variety across the activities).

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Shape-O ABC's

Shape-O ABC's
by bellamon

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Overall Score: 97/100

version reviewed: 1.2

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Best for: Brain teasers, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Language, Music & art, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What it is: over 100 'woodenlike' puzzles with shapes, words, colors and sounds.

What you do with it: see our video presentation

What we liked: concept, graphics, sounds, smooth interaction, options (colors, autocomplete), number of puzzles.

What we didn't like: -

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Little Genius

Little Genius
by StyleMobile Studio

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Overall Score: 97/100

version reviewed: 2.1

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Best for: Brain teasers, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Memory, Thinking & problem solving
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What it is: 4 activities, 12 levels of difficulty.

What you do with it: memory game (from 3 to 10 pairs, depending on the difficulty level)

find identical pictures (from 6 to 20 pictures)

jigsaw puzzles (from 3 to 12 pieces)

coloring activity (fill the area with color, from 3 to about 20 areas)

What we liked: the concept. Simple illustrations. Number of levels. Ease of use. No distracting elements. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: could have more educational value (no spoken instructions, the names of colors, animals etc. are not spoken etc). Can get repetitive over time (no reward system, not much variety - apart from increasing difficulty). The 'find identical picture' activity (it is very basic). The background music doesn't help concentration.

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Baby Learns Colors

Baby Learns Colors
by Bebebe Co.

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Overall Score: 94/100

version reviewed: 1.2.1

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Language, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What it is:an app teaching the names of 12 colors and color recognition.

What you do with it: there are 3 scenes (color splats, fish, spaceship) and 2 modes of play: 'learn' (where you simply touch an object on the screen to listen to the name of the color) and 'play' where there are two activities: point to the correct color after hearing its name or fill the objects on the screen with a chosen color. For every 5 correct answers you get a virtual animal (called Bebeka) which you can then use for an interactive animated sticker scene.

What we liked:the concept, cute illustrations, simple animations, nice sound effects, very easy navigation, voice prompts. The app is very easy to use and can be used even by younger kids (but please see the note below). The option to record your own voiceovers (or download voiceovers in more than 15 languages). Entertaining rewards system.

What we didn't like: the 'messages' displayed on the main screen. The 'congratulations' screen after winning a prize (we are not sure how a 2 year old is supposed to react to a small text filled pop-up window). The rewards sticker scene requires additional instructions or help from a parent.

Age range note: this app can be used by older kids (4+) for learning colors in a foreign language.

Bottom line: recommended if you are looking for an app teaching just colors. May seem expensive compared to similar apps but we believe it's worth the money.

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Let's Go to The Zoo!

Let's Go to The Zoo!
by BelugaBloo

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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 92/100

version reviewed: 1.3

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Creativity, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Memory, Music & art, Personal & social, Thinking & problem solving

What it is: an interactive book (17 pages long) from The Drip Drops series with 16 activities and games.

What you do with it: 'Read to me' and 'Read by myself' reading modes. The activities include: coloring, connect the dots, memory game, placing animals from the shortest to the tallest, matching animals with their babies etc.

What we liked: lots of activities. Spoken instructions. Simple illustrations. Ease of use. No distracting elements.

What we didn't like: the pages are rather static. We wish there were more interactive elements. The words are not highlighted.

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