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app of the month: Phone4Kids

by Brittany Gilbert

This app claims it is an “All in One Activity Center,” and it’s true. Your child can learn about colors, numbers, letters, shapes, directions, days of the week, animals, drawings and much more. There is a piano on the home screen that will even occupy adults.

One of the features on this $0.99 version is a phone and a text option. You can let your child go text-happy without fear of apologizing to anyone for the random text. My favorite feature so far is the paint option. Your child can doodle all over the screen, or you can paint with them and take a screen shot and save your creation.

It’s easy to navigate, and while it advertises for ages 4-plus, our 2-year-old enjoyed playing on this app. There is an upgrade version for $3.99 that unlocks many more features, but this version is a good place to start.

What I like:
– Inexpensive
– Several features
– Educational and fun

What I don’t like:
–  The app itself doesn’t have instructions for the use of each feature, so if you are unsure how to get the most out of it, you have to either play around with it or search the web. 

Phone4Kids
Kids Games Club by Tab Tale
Available: iPhone App Store
and Google Play
Price: $0.99

 


Brittany Gilbert is a FACS teacher at Maumelle High School. She and her husband, Levi, have two sons and live in Conway. Brittany can be reached at b.gilbert37@gmail.com.