Feltboard Christmas by Software Smoothie – Review
Felt Board Christmas by Software Smoothie has become a quick favorite in out home this season. It is similar in every way to the original Felt Board but comes with a huge assortment of Christmas themed pieces such as the nativity, Santa, reindeers, snowmen, gingerbread cookies, snowmen, ornaments, and stockings.
The game play is simple. On the right side of the screen are the backgrounds and felt pieces. Click on the background of your choice then just drag and drop the felt pieces you want to use. Grasp the pieces with two fingers to enlarge or shrink them to size. Accessory pieces will stick to the main pieces automatically. Unstick them by tapping on them and move them to the desired position.
To the right of the screen are the menu buttons. The question mark icon brings up video instructions. The camera icon allows you to save your creation to the camera roll. The photo gallery icon saves your current work in the app. Saved items can be reorganized in the gallery and edited in the future. Tappng on the trash icon will make the pieces shake. Tap on the pieces to delete them.
Whike the game play is simple, there are endless things you make and do with this app. You can use it to retell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ to your children. You can make indoor and outdoor Christmas and winter scenes with your children, eliciting language and encouraging conversation. Children will have lots of fun decorating Christmas trees, designing gingerbread houses, and making snowmen. Felt letters are included so you can make Christmas greetings and send a photo to friends and family, helping children to develop their spelling and sentence building skills.
My children love this app and have asked to play it over and over again. There are a few things they would like to see added in the future: angels and other animals for the nativity scene, sleds for them for the outdoor winter scenes, fire for the fireplace, and people.
Felt Board Christmas has become a favorite seasonal app in our home. I highly recommend this to parents and to professionals who work with children. You will not be disappointed.
Felt Board Christmasby Software Smoothie
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPhone5s, iPadThirdGen4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone 4, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini4G, iPhone4S, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone5, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone5c, iPad WiFi
Size: 327.76 MB