I received a free code to try out the Swapsies app for iPod, iPad and iPhone from Spinlight.
Swapsies is a fun little game that’s proving to be a big hit with kids with fun, colourful graphics.
Make a cowboy, an astronaut or even a “cow-stronaut” in this fun matching game, designed to help little learners improve their motor coordination and reasoning skills. With a simple swipe of the finger, you can mix and match hats, shirts and pants to create one of several fun occupations. And because it’s designed for young minds, it’s built to explore, with large, buttons and fun sounds that reward children each time they make a match.
There is even a checklist of the 8 different characters/occupations you can make so a child can check to see what character they haven’t made yet. And with 1,536 different combinations, it is sure to be entertaining.
After a child makes a match there is a sound button that they can touch that plays a sound associated to that character. For instance, for the cowboy the sound is of a horse neighing.
My 2 ½ year old son loves this app. He likes to find all the different characters but also enjoys mixing-&-matching different hats with different outfits to see what kind of combinations he can come up with.
After showing this app to a friend of mine she commented “It’s a boy app!” Apparently it is hard to find an app like this that is geared to boys (although my daughter has enjoyed this one too) as most of these types of apps have to do with princesses and girl characters.
I would definitely recommend this app for young children.
Open to: Anyone