Tickle Tap Apps Review and $20 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

Tickle Tap Apps creates and provides iPhone and iPod apps for preschoolers that teach and entertain. The characters are cute and the sounds are cheerful. These are not just an apps that keep your child busy and quiet, they actually teach important skills.

I reviewed two Tickle Tap Apps:

Sound Shaker -  By tapping the screen, start and then choose the type of sound you’d like to hear – chime, whistle, drum, barnyard animals, surprise sounds and xylophone. By tapping the next screen, you hear short sounds with short taps, longer and more detailed sounds. There’s also moving dots that appear on the screen which change color according to the type of tap and sound.  This teaches listening skills, concentration and dexterity.

Pattern Painter – Tap the screen to finish a pattern of shapes and to draw shapes. There’s always help available along the way and a friendly voice to tell you that you’ve done a good job. Don’t forget about listening out for Jinja the cat, Robin the bird and Harvey the dog when they pop up! This teaches shape and pattern recognition, fine motor skills and listening skills.

My Review: I had a a friend’s daughter, who is 3 years and and who has never used an iPhone before, give Tickle Tap Apps a try. She had a ball! She learned how to use both Sound Shaker and Pattern Painter very quickly and was enthralled. When she figured out that holding her finger down longer made different sounds, she jumped up and down with excitement. When she saw and heard Jinja the cat, she kept trying to get the next patterns correct so she’d see her again. I also gave these to my mother, who is 80 years old and never used an iPhone also, to give these apps a go. She really enjoyed Sound Shaker. She got a kick out of it and thought it was “pretty amazing”. Although these apps are for preschoolers, I realized that elderly people, especially those with memory problems, can make use of this too. Tickle Tap Apps are totally worth it as they will be used again and again. I saw first hand how a child wanted to learn because of the interaction of the characters and animation.

Purchase: From the iTunes Store look for zincroe and buy each app for $1.99

Freebies: Download printable coloring pages and follow zinc Roe Games on Twitter for chances to win iTunes gift cards and free downloads.

Giveaway: $20 iTunes Gift Card

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  1. Amanda and I each just got a refurbished iPhone from my son as a delayed Christmas present and so far it’s been interesting trying to figure it out. She’s a little old for the apps that you mentioned but she did find one for an old-fashioned rotary dial, a Doctor Who sonic screwdriver, and a free one for drawing. I’m sticking with Facebook, Twitter, and the Weather Channel myself! At least until I get this figured out some more!
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