Friday, November 25, 2011

Fingerprint Apps for Kids

I was recently asked to  review Fingerprint , a ipod/iPad/iPhone app which is dedicated to developing great games that kids can play anywhere.

Fingerprint Play, launched by mom and former #2 at LeapFrog, Nancy MacIntyre, is dedicated to developing great games that kids can play
anywhere. And while they play, they learn--everything from story
comprehension to math skills.

Fingerprint games provide a fun and educational shared gaming experience on iOS devices for parent and child. Every Fingerprinted app meets expert standards for age appropriate curriculum, are branded with a FP logo in the app store, and can be accessed through one hub-page. 

Big Kid Life Firefighter 
Ages 4-7
Rampaging Fire Monsters are on the loose in Big City – chasing kitties, scaring puppies and setting things on fire! Kids use a special backpack hose to drench Fire Monsters, use ladders to climb past obstacles, and save kitties and puppies – all while practicing math, color and shape identification skills. 

Big Kid Life Veterinarian
Ages 3-6
Find out what’s ailing your pet! Kids X-ray animals and see what’s inside, revealing an exciting seek touch-and-seek game teaches letter and shape identification, phonics, logic and geometry.

Big Kid Life Fairy Princess
Ages 4-7
Every level tells a story, where everyday activities become fantastic adventures stories. Kids play through 15 magical adventures creating their very own Fairy Princess story while practicing story comprehension.

FINGERPRINT PLAYMAKER - A custom character creation game (created by Fingerprint)
Ages 4-8
Kids make their own play by customizing their character’s clothing, win and lose animations and sound effects to make a learning app as unique their own fingerprint. Kids learn number, shape and color identification, as well as addition, subtraction and word building.

Each game comes with the one-of-a-kind in-app Mom-Comm that allows parents to stay engaged in their kids’ experience. Features include:
  • Message Center: parents can write a note, record a voice message, or send a pre-scripted message or emoticons to encourage their kids
  • Snapshot: parents can receive a quick report via email, in app messaging or Facebook on what their kid is learning and playing
  • Recommendations: after a kid completes a game, Fingerprint can make recommendations to parents to help them choose a new game that will be enjoyable and appropriate, based on the kid's interests and skill set
Check out their website and their facebook page.

These games are super cute and fun and of course educational. I highly recommend this to all of you who have children 3 to 8 years old.  Your children will love these apps.


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