Reviewed by Mary
Mix 2 Color is an iPad only app by Little Beetle, the developers of Kids Mosaic. There are two sections to the app “Draw a Picture” and “Color a Picture”. The “Draw a Picture” section is a drawing and coloring app, and the “Color a Picture” is an educational game teaching children how to mix colors.
The “Draw a Picture” mode is a classic drawing and coloring app. The child can draw on a blank piece of paper- there are 12 different colored paints to chose from ,with three different width paintbrushes and a sponge to erase mistakes. There are also eleven stamps- which can be stamped in whatever color paint they choose. There is a camera button to take pictures of their finished masterpieces. As well as drawing freehand, there are twenty six pictures they can color – these are the same images as in the “Color a Picture” game. You can use the same tools for coloring these as for drawing on the blank page – stamps, paintbrushes and twelve paint colors. This is good fine motor practice, as the child really gets to color the pictures rather than them automatically filling in. In this section they can color the picture anyway they want, instead of having to match the colors as they do in “Color a Picture” mode. One thing that I think would make a great addition in a future update is the option to use the color mixing in the ‘Draw a Picture ” mode – so that kids could use the skills they learned in “Color a Picture” mode in a more free play option.
The app contains no third party adverts or in-app purchases. On the homescreen there is a hidden pull out bookshelf with icons of their other apps, this contains links to iTunes, and occasionally an advert pops up for a giveaway the developer is running (currently for iPods), clicking on this leads to a page with FB links. I would like an option to disable these links in the app settings.
Overall, I would recommend this app for toddlers, pre-schoolers and Kindergarten students. It is really like two apps in one. The ‘Color a Picture” mode is a great educational game for teaching how to mix colors – most color mixing apps just show how to make orange, purple and green and I like that this includes other choices such as brown, navy blue, pink, olive green, pale blue, pale yellow and grey. It is also good for practicing copying, color matching and visual motor integration skills. The “Draw a Picture” mode is a nice drawing and coloring app and good for practicing fine motor skills. The pictures that the child can color include some very simple outlines and also pictures with quite a lot of detail, so it can be used for children with varying levels of skill.
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
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