I saw a fellow blogger post on facebook about a cool new iPhone/iPod/iPad/iWhatever app he found for his kids. Alien Buddies. I consider myself an app collector, if you will, so I downloaded it right away. Okay, so less of a collector and more of a hoarder, I have about 120 apps in itunes right now saying they have updates. Lord knows how many total I have. But I digress…
So Alien Buddies. I downloaded it and started playing with it with Brady. In his various therapies we are working on matching and drawing straight lines. The matching game in the app has 8 different modes, colors, shapes, numbers and letters and then sound versions of all of those as well.
When in the color matching the entire alien is the color of the circle on the space ship, you drag and drop him in and viola! A match. What is really great is you don’t have to be exact. Drag him just near the ship and he’ll jump right in. This makes it perfect for tiny hands. If you download it onto an ipad it makes it even easier for younger kids as the screen and aliens are a lot larger.
The app also has connect the dots scenes and a sticker page where you can create your own pictures with stickers you earn by playing the games. The graphics are super cute and appealed to my 7 year-old as well. He flew through the games to earn his little brother more stickers and helped him make pictures with them.
Since playing the game Brady has gotten a lot better with tracing straight lines with his fingers. He’s also getting a lot better at color matching. What he’s not so great at is giving me my iPhone back. Hmmmmm…
Right now the app is only $0.99 (until 12/31) so make sure you download this fast! If you have a toddler or young child with special needs, I highly recommend it!
Here is some more information about the app:
The Alien Buddies iPhone/iPad app is designed with a variety of games and play modes to suit a range of ages from Preschool to Kindergarten.
The games include:
Matching: color, shape, letter and number recognition (audio and visual modes)
Dot to Dot: sequential counting, fine motor skills
Stickers: creative free play, fine motor skills (over 40 stickers and 8 landscapes)
Download Alien Buddies: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alien-buddies/id469461540?ls=1&mt=8
You can find more information about the app and a demo video on the Alien Buddies website:
Alien Buddies Website: http://www.alien-buddies.com
Artgig Apps website: http://www.artgigapps.com/
Want to win the app? Visit the Alien Buddies website then come back here and leave a comment on your favorite feature! Easy Peasy! Contest ends Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm MT. 5 Winners will be chosen at random. For full list of sweepstakes rules visit our sweepstakes info page.
disclosure: I bought this app on my own then contacted artgigapps on twitter to see if I could giveaway some codes. Thoughts, opinions, etc. are all mine and honest. No compensation was made for this post. As with everything I review on this site, I genuinely love this product and want to share it with all of you.