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Spot the Dot

Spot the Dot, a wonderful kids’ app created by the best-selling children’s author, David A. Carter, offers an interactive experience sure to delight toddlers and parents alike. With vibrant colors, innovative puzzles, and a varied intuitive interface, Spot the Dot wins high marks for providing preschoolers a fun engaging educational experience.

How’s the Game Play?

A preschooler quickly finds herself making use of shape and color recognition as well as hand to eye coordination skills. Each level challenges the player to a different fun activity. For example, in one game, the player is required to piece a shape together to form the colored dot. In another game the player must use a finger to navigate a spotlight over a dark screen in order to reveal the missing dot. In testing the game I found the intuitive gameplay enticed toddlers as well as kindergarten age children. In addition, Spot the Dot ensures replay value since the dots’ locations are randomized for each play.

Overall: A-

Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Pros: Exceptionally creative and compelling game play. Beautiful use of shapes, colors, and sounds throughout the elegant design. Pitch perfect voiceover providing encouragement

Cons: Game may be too well designed. Parents will likely need to wrestle the iPad away from a child playing Spot the Dot.

Available on iTunes from Ruckus Media Group. It’s on sale for just .99 cents through Labor Day 2011.

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