Reviewed by Alison

Introducing A Valentines Coloring Book - iPhone/iPod/iPad Coloring Book App for KidsA Valentines Coloring Book by Weiner Family Studios is the latest coloring app, this time with fun activities for Valentine’s Day.  Children can let their imagination run wild as they create a variety of Valentines including love birds, teddy bears, cupid and of course hearts.  The app features a “touch and fill” where you touch a spot on the object and it is filled in using the selected bucket of paint, you can also choose from a wide variety of other colors available in the pallet.  Skills practiced include fine motor and color matching as well as naming the various objects and colors.

This is yet another great addition to our coloring apps.  My son’s favorite part was finishing up the picture and them making the hearts fly!   We have used the app to practice our Valentine making skills as well as practice color names.  We liked the fact that you can save pictures to refer back to them after completing them.  It was nice to see a progression over time of the various images we made.  In addition, I liked the ability to  to save the photo and export features for printing and saving as well as emailing.

In terms of improvements, I would love the ability to write a personalized message on the picture when it is completed.  Perhaps this could be done using a free form crayon or something to write on the iPad.

If you are looking for a festive coloring app, at $1.99 this app is a fun one.  weiner Family Studios is part of the Moms with Apps collaborative of family friendly apps.  A video of the app is available to show all of the features.  Other apps by this developer include: Coloring Christmas and Family Matters.    In addition, the iMum conducted an interview with Scott of Weiner Family Studios which provides more information about the company and the basis of app creation in 2011.


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