Reviewed by Alison
Created by Busy Bee Studios, Giggle Ghost is an interactive iPad app aimed at children, particularly toddlers, preschoolers and those in elementary school. The app allows children to practice counting, fine motor skills and early physics skills. The app lets users bounce ghosts off musical chimneys. After each level is finished, the ghosts are put into a ghost house for a party. There are four levels each with increasing difficulty, including clouds and a rainstorm which provide additional obstacles for the ghosts to bounce off and sometimes require double bouncing.
I liked the musical “reminders” in the app which provided an audible reward in addition to the bounce of the ghost from the chimney and giggles. The app was very easy to figure out and will be great for children during the upcoming Halloween festivities as well as everyday use. I also liked that when all the ghosts were in the scene it repeated the counting of the ghosts. The website also features free printable coloring pages from Giggle Ghost which complement the game nicely. I really liked the fact that you were learning to count without even realizing it.
I would like to see more levels for the app. I think five would be more appropriate especially since the app has you bounce five ghosts at a time. I’d also like to see an option where you can just “play” the chimney’s after completing the Ghost Party. I think this addition would be fun and allow children to experiment a bit with sounds. I also am looking forward to more activities at the Ghost House.
If you are looking for a fun app for your favorite little ghosts or goblins which teaches early math, counting, physics and lots more this app is a great addition to your collection year round. This app engages children and helps them to learn without realizing they are practicing skills, they just think they are having fun!
Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun!by Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 30.1 MB
Screenshots for iPad(Click to enlarge)
Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun!
by Busy Bee Studios
Price: $0.99 USD
A counting game for toddlers and preschoolers learning numbers, Giggle Ghosts also helps practice hand-eye coordination as kids bounce and count laughing ghosts off of musical chimneys!