Captivating drawings and music help this app to engage young users and teach them simple words.
Whimsical and engaging, I Learn With Transportation is an app for young children that’s likely to make them giggle. Gorgeous drawings in bright colors feature different kinds of vehicles, from motorcycles to hot air balloons. As they cruise across the screen, users learn sounds, numbers, colors, shapes, words and more.
The action starts with Sounds. A variety of vehicles appear, driving down a city road. Tap each to hear the sound they make. Funnily enough, you don’t actually hear a recording – you hear a person making the noise!
Section by section, kids are introduced to different colors, shapes, etc. In the Colors section, tap the vehicle that appears and the narrator will name its color. In the Numbers section, cars, boats, spaceships and more will make their way across the screen – tap on them one by one to count them, and the narrator will count the numbers aloud as you tap. It’s possible to turn off the narration so that kids can practice the words on their own, but it might be more fun to leave it on and let the kids call out the answers along with the narrator (who has the voice of an enthusiastic child).
Everything is transportation-related – the shapes are the outlines of road signs, the colors are the colors of different vehicles. Interactivity is limited to moving the objects around on the screen with a finger, mostly moving the land vehicles forward and backward and moving the space vehicles up and down. The animation is limited, but winsome – the small pilots and drivers wave and smile at your from their hot air balloons and rowboats.
Each time you open the app, some of the vehicles, colors, shapes, etc. change, so it can be revisited time and time again.
I Learn With Transportation is full of charm and will probably seduce as many parents as children. If you want to see if your child enjoys it, there’s a free version (mercifully ad-free) that you can download before deciding on the full edition, which has more vehicles and scenarios.
|Good Point||Adorable drawings, music and animation|
|Bad Point||Adults might find the child narrator’s voice a bit grating.|
|Comment & Tip||Also available in Spanish. The dual versions could definitely be used to teach children basic words in another language, as the pictures make the meaning very clear.|
|App Name||I Learn With Transportation||Developer||Dada Company|
|Price||$2.99||Latest Update||November 12, 2011|
|User Age||1 to 4 years old||Category||Education|