Baby Learns Colors By Bebebe Co. is a customizable app that allows you to teach your child the names of 12 colors in any language you want by recording your own voiceover or downloading a custom voiceover from Baby Learns’ international community. You can personalize this app even if you are just using the 4 built -in voiceovers provided (a boy and girl voice each for English and Russian) by choosing your own avatar and which voiceover to use for each of the 3 levels.
Children learn the names of the colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, light blue, purple, pink, brown, white, grey and black) by first exploring the three animated screens: Blots, Fishes and Spaceships in the Learn mode. The Blots is the easiest level as the animated paint blots are larger in size and only a few of them are shown onscreen at any one time (12 at a time would be too overwhelming for the very young child). With each screen refresh, your child will get to learn more colors. The blots are cute and your child may enjoy just watching them doing comical actions and making funny sounds. In the next 2 levels, the fishes and spaceships are smaller in sizes and they are constantly moving (great for visual tracking and hand-eye coordination) to the environment sound of the underwater world and the space. Designed for young children, all your child needs to do is to tap a blot, fish or spaceship to hear the name of the color spoken in the language chosen for the screen.
The Play mode is where your child is asked to identify the correct color blot, fish or spaceship. Answer 5 correct answers and your child will earn a cute Bebeka for his Prize World where he can have fun playing with all his Bebekas while learning how to be responsible for housing and feeding them. There is integration with the Game Center in the Play mode but I doubt this will appeal to young children. What they will like are the coloring pages where they can color the blots, fishes and spaceships with the 12 colors, providing learning opportunities.
What makes this app unique is the ability to record your own custom voiceover for the names of colors, praises for correct answers and words of encouragement for wrong answers (I changed most of these or made them silent). This is a perfect feature to have if you want to slow down your speech for articulation purposes. You can also have a different language for each of the three screens and give your child a bilingual or tri-lingual learning experience. This app instantly became my son’s favorite when I used his voiceover for the names of the colors and I added his name in my voiceover for the praises and words of encouragements. He simply loved them. I used the app to introduce a third local language but it’s a pity that the app doesn’t have any flags of Asian countries that I can use to represent this third language.
Recording is easy and you don’t really need the video tutorial that is available. You may like to share your voiceover with people around the world who owns Baby Learns Colors but don’t forget to remove your child’s name before uploading. The developer screens all voiceovers uploaded and highlights only the best recordings. To date, there are about 140 recordings in 20+ languages which users can download easily through the app for free.
- A locked Parents’ Page to prevent children’s access and the option to hide all prompts leading to it. I’m glad to know that this will be included in a future update.
- In the Play mode, I wish the app would repeat the name the color together with the praises when the correct answer is chosen for further reinforcement. Young children are likely to choose their answers randomly and it would be great if the app takes the opportunity to teach even when the wrong color was chosen.
- A new quiz mode with recording and playback feature allowing the learner to verbally name the colors asked and to check his own pronunciation against the voiceover’s.
The selling point for this app is definitely the ability to teach your child the names of the 12 colors in the way you want (e.g. a specific intonation and pronunciation) in your language that typical color teaching apps don’t do or such apps don’t exist. However, if you have no need for such extras, you may find this app comparatively more expensive. Overall, Baby Learns Colors is a high quality app that has international appeal but most importantly, it provides parents with the opportunity to create their very own unique digital color teaching tool, one that their children will truly love to use and learn with.
Baby Learns Colors
by Bebebe Co.
Category: Education, Kids, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen, iPad 2 3G, iPad 3G, iPadMini4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G
Size: 86.18 MB
Baby Learns Colors Lite
by Bebebe Co.
Category: Education, Educational, Family, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPad 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPad WiFi, iPad 2 WiFI
Size: 86.28 MB
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