I have 2 boys and sometimes coloring books were never really something they used very much. Oh I tried to get them to but they just like to freehand it on scraps of paper. Any paper actually, I always had (and still do) little bits of bills or notes with their doodles on them.
Now my daughter on the other hand loves to color in coloring books and at 2 is getting pretty good. She knows which color she wants to use for which part of the picture and everything. I am going to begin doing some preschool work with her soon and have been using a few aps on the phone with her every once in a great while.
Imagine an app that combines the simple exercise of a coloring book with number and color exploration and recognition. Well I got the chance to review just this type of product, Color It By Numbers. I wasn’t sure what to expect but remember those anti coloring boys I have? Yep, they love to do these too.
It is an application for Mac, Windows and Linux where you color in pictures according to numbers. The program helps children learn numbers while having fun.
-three coloring modes
-easy to change preset colors
-cute and exciting images
-adapted for all screen resolutions
-the picture is automatically saved after exiting the program
-music and sounds
As well as being in English, the program has been translated into German, Spanish, French and Russian.
There are 3 themes which are purchased individually, animals, princesses, and vehicles. Each theme has 21 images you can color in 3 different ways; by number, to find the image, and favorite colors. Coloring by number has the image numbered by color for each part, Color to find it has the image broken up into smaller pieces and as you fill in the color the pictures becomes visible, and finally favorite colors is just using whatever colors you would like to color the picture.
I really enjoyed letting my kids play with these and my 8 y/o son really liked it the best. My daughter is 2 and was a little impatient with the whole process but I know she will just love it when she masters the mouse! I loved the themes and the music set to each one. The princess music is especially beautiful and I could let it play during school time to encourage the children to work diligently so they can use the ap. I highly recommend heading over to get your free trial.
Each app costs $9.99 to buy
If you choose to download the trial and then purchase it you will receive a key that needs to be entered into the trial version to make it fully functional. Check out the video for more information on how this product works.
And the best part I have saved for last. I am having a super cool contest since I missed doing one on my 200th post (this is 210)! I am giving away one of each theme to my wonderful readers absolutely free.
*All you need to do is leave a comment here about any of my other posts.*
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Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry! I will draw the 3 winner’s on July 1st and post them here on July 2nd. Be sure I have an email to contact you or I will pick a new winner.
Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.