Reviewed by Alison
Grandma Loves Bugs by Fairlady Media for iOS is the newest addition to their educational app collection. The app includes ten mini games including: spot the difference, magic coloring, letter match, bug spelling, counting fireflies, number groups, bug identification, feed the baby bird, bug matching and building a spider web. The app incorporates skills for children aged preschool through early elementary school who are learning while they are having fun! Be sure to check out our reviews of Grandma’s Kitchen and Grandpa’s Workshop, two of the other apps in their collection. This would be a great app for practicing fine motor, speech skills including spoken and understood directions, counting. I can also see it being used by speech therapists.
One of my favorite features of the app – other than the fact that my son is learning without even realizing is that I can go into the parental settings and choose which games I want him to play to target specific skill sets. The app has very good photos of bugs that are realistic while providing educational content for children. It was nice that Grandma gave an overview of what we were looking at while we used the magnifying glass. My son’s favorite game was bug spelling – and I liked that it required you to put the letters on in order for the word to be spelled. My son also loved building a spider web and trying to catch the bugs as they flew by.
In terms of enhancements, for the counting fireflies, it would be nice for children to be able to touch the bugs for counting or at least have a setting for them to do so as my son is used to touching to count and got the answer wrong several times when he tapped on them to count. A “hint” option for children struggling and getting the answer wrong multiple times.
This app is a fun app for your bug loving preschoolers through early elementary aged children which ties learning to fun with bugs!
Grandma Loves Bugsby Fairlady Media
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 89.83 MB
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