Thursday, 2 February 2012

I Learn with Transportation iPhone / iPad App Review

Ben, like most toddlers loves cars, rockets, trains, boats and all other forms of transport so it was no surprise that his eyes lit up like they did when he started playing with the I Learn with Transportation app by DADA company.  The great thing about this app is it's educational value as it aims to improve a child's knowledge in six key areas including sounds, words, colours, shapes, numbers, and environments while they are busy having lots of fun playing with it.

The design of the app is bright and colourful and instantly appealing to young children while they are also sure to love all the fantastic sounds and interactive features. I was impressed with the clever way the developers have child-proofed the menu button, which has to be held down for a few seconds in order to access the Settings and Scenes - a great idea which stops little fingers from accidentally pressing it.
Child-proofed menu button

In the Scenes section you can select from I learn sounds where you are presented with a variety of transportation vehicles which play the relevant sounds and display the name of the sound when touched; I learn words, you see and hear the name of the form of transport when it is selected; I learn colors, the colour of the vehicle appears and is spoken when selected; I learn shapes, various transport related signs of different shapes appear and once selected, the shape is highlighted and the shapes name is spoken; I learn numbers, you touch the vehicles on screen which are then counted one by one while the number count is displayed on screen and finally, I learn and travel where children learn about different environments such as the countryside, mountains and city by presenting them with a stereotypical view of a specific environment and the usual things that are found in each different setting while "To the mountain", "To the city" etc is displayed on screen and spoken. I should also mention that rather than selecting an individual scene from the menu you can just select play which alternates through the different scenes available.
Improve numeracy and counting skills with I learn numbers

Learning colours in a fun way in I learn colours!

In Settings there is an option to change the language between English and Spanish, you can also switch Voice-over, Music and Turn pages automatically on or off and set the length on each page if turn pages automatically is set to on. I like the flexibility these settings offer as in certain situations being able to turn of sound and music really is essential and unfortunately if you have a toddler like mine who knows how to turn the sound on and up and down it is not as simple as just using the iPhone or iPad's sound controls. The ability to change the language is also a big bonus for those who are looking for fun yet educational apps for young children.

Ben's favourite parts of this app include all the cool sounds the different forms of transport make along with counting all the vehicles in the I learn with Numbers scene. I like the fact that the user experience is different every time you play this app with a different combination of scenes, settings and a variety of transport vehicles each time you play which definitely keeps it fun, fresh and engaging for young kids.

Ben having fun playing I Learn with Transportation!

I Learn with Transportation is available to download from the AppStore for £1.99 and is compatible with both the iPhone and iPad.

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received a promocode to download the I Learn with Transport app but this has in no way biased my opinion - it is a great app and I can highly recommend it.


Kelly Simmonds said...

Hello I've just read through loads of your reviews and they have been really useful. We've got a 9 hour flight coming up in a few weeks with our two preschoolers (eeeeeek!) so some of these apps will be fab, thanks x

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you! I'm glad you are finding them useful - it really is lovely to get feedback like yours :). Good luck with the 9 hour flight! I found the iPad and iPhone a godsend when we flew with Ben so I hope it works well for you and your kids as well x

DADA Company said...

Thanks for this great review!

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