New Kids' iPad App: Captain Wallace's ABC Expedition

New Kids' iPad App: Captain Wallace's ABC Expedition

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Beth Callaghan
Mar 25, 2011

If you've got an iPad, you know that they are kid magnets. While Angry Birds is entertaining and hypothetically increases some kind of hand-eye coordination (right? am I right?), it's nice to have a few educational apps loaded up for those moments when your kids need a distraction. Captain Wallace's ABC Expedition will teach your kids about letters and animals, all while squeezing in a nice dose of design.

This new app, the brainchild of three dads from Toronto, Canada, takes kids on a journey through the alphabet via the zoo. Each letter has its own page with a matching animal, and the graphics are modern, charming, and well-designed. Press the text of the animal's name to hear it read. There's also a page that features all the animals together; when you touch an animal, it makes its unique sound.

While the app is targeted at kids aged 1 - 4, it's probably more appropriate for the younger part of that range, since it really focuses on letters and animal sounds and doesn't have any phonics or early reading content.

You can see a video demo of the app here, and purchase it on iTunes for $2.99.

Do you have a favorite educational iPad app for your kids? Let us know in the comments!

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