Tappie Games, like Tappie Colorit is geared towards children as young as one year old. Unlike Tappie Colorit, which teaches toddlers their colors and shapes, Tappie Games does something completely different by enhances their fingers coordination and movement skills. The screen used in this app is an interactive touch-screen designed to further develop motor skills. If you’re a parent who’s familiar with children’s apps, you already know that if the app has an interactive touch screen, your child is GOING to learn whatever the app is set out to teach them. It’s just that simple. Kids of any age can’t get enough of it! If you’re not familiar with an interactive touch screen, you are going to love it! With just the tap of your finger, you will bring life to your screen: whether it’s touching a frog to make him jump across a creek, swiping your finger across a ladybug to make her fly or tapping an owl to make him come out of hiding.
What I really LOVE about Tappie Games is how with each different screen you’re shown, you don’t have just one goal in mind to move on to a different screen. Your child isn’t given a certain amount of time to play with the one screen before it changes; he or she can play as long as they like! At the bottom, right-hand side of every screen, there is little button you can tap to move on to the next scene! The button is covered by something relevant to what’s in the scene. It could be a leaf, a bug or a flower; whatever it is, simply drag it with your finger to expose the button! Right off the bat, you may think the fact that there is no ultimate goal in this game is dumb. But, for a toddler, it is simply – ideal! Toddlers could play with a box for hours; they like to take their time and think about everything! Tappie Games lets them do that! I think the way this app is set up is just wonderful. There is so much to see in just one screen, they can take as long as they like to soak it all up. In my favorite scene, the image is of a meadow. There’s a tree with a bird sitting in its nest; when you touch the bird, it lifts up out of the nest and begins to fly. There’s a turtle walking; when you tap him, he hides in his shell! It’s just adorable! But, the coolest interactive part about this scene is the cloud and sun in the sky. You can drag the cloud to cover the sun making the whole scene look like it’s turning into night! It’s extremely creative, teaching your baby coordination and movement at as young as one-year-old!