Sunday, 1 April 2012

Swapsies iPhone / iPad App Review

Swapsies by Spinlight Studios is a fun app designed to help young children learn how to recognise different types of occupations while having a whole lot of fun doing so. There are ten different occupations to choose from with endless possible combinations to have fun with which my toddler Ben, aged 2.5 years loves, his favourite combo is always the space-cowboy. You also have the option to choose between six different characters, three boys and three girls to dress up which adds even more variety. It was only when I started using this app with my son that I realised just how much there is to do in it, from fun mixing and matching, adventures to quizes, all of which are sure to keep preschoolers entertained for quite some time while teaching them about different occupations.

Select character from 3 boys & 3 girls
When you load the app you can choose between two modes Mix Up or Quiz Me. If you select Mix Up you can swap between different hats, tops and trousers by swiping the screen. If you make a match you then have the option to go on an adventure such as flying a rocket to the moon with the astronaut or rounding up cattle if you matched the rancher. If you select Quiz Me you are asked various questions about the pictures on screen such as "What else does the doctor need?" which you answer by selecting from the options on screen.

Mix Up mode

Quiz Me mode
Ben really enjoys playing Swapsies, it saved the day on Thursday and kept him entertained when we were travelling about London on the tube. Being all things space and rocket obsessed he loves the astronaut combination especially when he gets to fly the rocket to the moon. I have to admit I had never really thought about ways of teaching Ben about different occupations before this other than pointing them out and explaining what a doctor, postman and so on are when we come across them in books, tv and everyday life so this app is great to pull them all together. The interactive features and bright colourful graphics are sure to make Swapsies a big hit with preschoolers who will love both Mix Up and Quiz Me modes.

Flying the rocket to the moon
Swapsies is available to download from the App Store for £1.49 and is compatible with both iPhone and iPad.

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received a promocode to download this app.


Chloe Brewer said...

This looks like a really good app for kids, it's exactly the sort of thing I will download in the future for my little man when he's a bit older!x

Mummy's Space said...

It's really good - a nice mix between fun and learning. I'd definitely recommend checking it out when your little boy is old enough x

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