Today’s Edu-App No-Brainer for 2/23 is Kids Corner ($0.99)
- By: by Dirk Bost
- Ver.: 1.0 (1.1 coming VERY SOON!)
- Platform.: iPad Only
- SAHGeekMom Rates it 4.25 Stars.
- Pump gives it 4.5 Pumps up!
- Recommended Age 4-12
Kids Corner is a brand new creative-play app. It is like a combination ecard and scrap-booking app for iPad aimed at children from preschool through grammar school.
It allows children (and at least this one adult) to let their imaginations take flight, as they merge a wide assortment of elements with their own pictures to create one-of-a-kind scenes, photo projects and memories.
There are a few features (see review, click above) that might make this a perfect 5 star Edu-App, but I have to say for a first release it is really impressive.
It’s simple, fluid, stable, and so easy it took Pump under 20 minutes to create a montage with pirates (see below) and I made the above two pages in under 10 minutes each, never having used the app before.
Tip: You can only currently export via email, bu you can easily snap a screen-shot of your kid’s work on your own. Just hold the sleep button for a second or two and then press the home button. You will hear a camera-click and the project will be in your ‘saved photos’ album.
Once again the app I am featuring has a really responsive developer. Dirk Bost replied to all my questions in a super quick (I mean seriously, within minutes, but give him a little longer just in case he is not tethered to his email like some of us are (who me?) 😉
He was also kind enough to offer 5 free Promo Codes for me to give away at my discretion. In my experience devs who give away a few copies already know the quality of their work will shine through and the recipient can return the favour by posting a favourable review in the App Store. It’s well-deserved.
There is no way to over-value creative-play toys; they foster imagination and nurture artistic impulses. But this app takes it up a notch. While stimulating those creative juices, it also teach your kids quite a bit about page layout, photo editing including working with layers, and other skills that are easily transferrable into future school and art projects and may even inspire a few of your budding artists to go into graphic design!
At $.99 it is a creative Edu-App No-Brainer! Don’t Forget – keep you eyes on my Contest Page for winners and new Promo Codes Giveaways. The current one is on Twitter (@sahgeekmom,) the next will be on facebook. The last 2 are still a mystery, even to me!
Also check back after supper for my long-awaited Exclusive Sneak Peek at Chillingo’s Hit Game, Cooties, major new update for serious gamers and the youngest players alike!
Here a Slideshow with all the Screenshots and Projects we made today:
See you again very soon