DRAWNIMAL – Encouraging Kids to Think Outside of the Box (iOS App Review)

drawnimal_iconHere is actually a very interesting app for children that not only helps them learn their alphabets using common animals, but also makes them think outside of the device. DRAWNIMALS encourages children to draw around their device on a piece of paper in order to bring what appears on the screen come to life. It’s actually a very interesting app that requires player participation to make the most of it.

DRAWNIMAL is actually a very simple app in nature, but very creative. You’re encouraged to place your device on top of a blank sheet of paper and have a pencil handy. Players are presented with the alphabet and can choose any letter they want to begin with. For instance, if you choose the letter E, it will bring up a single screen with the letter E on top and at the bottom will show your device and what you should draw around your device. Once you finish drawing, tap the screen and the narrator will say, “E for elephant.” A drawing of an elephants face will appear completing your drawing. Tap on the elephant’s face and it will come to life. In this case, taking a drink of water with its trunk.

That’s it. Every letter is presented the same way and it’s very cool. What’s neat is that not only does this teach children their alphabet, it also gets them interested in drawing. Overall, I really like DRAWNIMAL. I like how it goes outside of what kids see on the screen and gets them to interact with their device using traditional media.

App Store Link: DRAWNIMAL
Version: 1.1.0
Developer: Lucas Zanotto
Price: $0.99
Compatible Devices: (Univeral App) Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description

Kids! Draw funny animals!
Parents! Help your kid start drawing, and learn the alphabet!
Expand your iPhone/iPad, all you need to get started is pen and paper, and the app.

Switch between 4 languages:
english + español + français + deutsch

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Our goal with Drawnimal was to expand your device by using simple tools like pen and paper.
Drawnimal motivates the children to draw around the device and encourages them to think outside of the box. The app helps them to leave the digital screen with a simple physical interaction. It shows the children how to draw the main features of animals. The funny animations motivate them to learn the alphabet.

This package includes all the letters from A – Z in
english + español + français + deutsch

[via App Store]

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