Sunday, December 15, 2013

Good Free App of the Day: Knock Knock Family - Toddler's First App

Knock, knock!

Who's there?

A fun and free app for even the littlest iPad users.  Knock Knock Family is a delightful app designed for toddlers to work on simple fine motor skills, matching, basic vocabulary and facial/voice recognition.  You never know who might show up at the door!

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In app purchases/add-ons are available including: family pack, clan pack, fruit basket, sports pack, holiday gift pack or spooky friends pack.  Extra packs range from $0.99 to $1.99.

***This app contains in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device.

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Toddlers love to play peekaboo and this app creates a virtual version of the old favorite.  The app comes with six sample family members (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, little girl and little boy), five animals and five free empty slots that you can customize.  This allows a user to add in real photos of people.  If you'd like to add more customized family members you can add slots through in app purchases. 

There is a knock on the door, but who can it be? Little ones can guess who is behind the knocking door by looking through cutouts or just tap to open the door.  A recorded voice announces who it is once the door is open.  Each visitor comes with an object to be matched like a puzzle.  The child will click on the item and drag it to the person at the door.  The spot to drag to can be shown as a shadow or not shown at all, depending on your choice in the preferences.

The user can customize this app in a few easy ways.  The auto looping of visitors can be turned on or off.  The visitors can be randomized also.  Sound effects and music can also be changed in the preferences area.

All in-app purchases and setup of new people are behind parental locks, such as math problems and spinning the button a certain amount of degrees.

This is a simple game for young children to see cartoon and real faces show up behind the door.  This could be a fun way to tell a child who is coming to visit and prepare them for visitors.

From iTunes:
Knock Knock Family is an interactive peek-a-boo game that helps toddlers (ages 1-4 years) learn faces, sounds, shapes, gestures, and simple words. Personalize the game by creating your own visitors from photo albums or simply taking new snapshots from within the app. You can even customize the game by giving a name and a voice greeting to each visitor. In addition, each visitor is paired with an everyday object for the embedded shape-matching puzzle. 
In play mode, when the door knocks, your toddler can try to guess who’s behind the door by peering through the cutouts in the door. When your toddler taps or swipes the door, the door swings open and the player is greeted with a recorded voice greeting. The game uses Apple’s face recognition technology. If a face is detected, the paired puzzle will be placed in the appropriate region. For example, a crown puzzle is placed on top of the head, and a cookie puzzle is placed beneath the mouth. 

Too busy to personalize the game right away? No worries! Knock Knock Family comes preinstalled with six sample family members (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Little Girl, Little Boy), five animal characters, and five free empty slots. Fill the empty slots with family members, friends, pets, and even favorite toys. Knock Knock Family is ideal as a toddler's first app because it is fun and easy. Older siblings can get involved too by helping to personalize the empty slots! 

What can your toddler learn from playing Knock Knock Family? 
- Simple motor skills such as tapping, swiping and dragging 
- Shape matching 
- Face, voice, and sound recognition
 - Basic nouns

 App Features: 
- Highly customizable 
- Can be used as an interactive photo book 
- Ability to turn shape-matching game on/off based on your toddler’s skill 
- Support both iPhone and iPad (iPhone5 too!) 
- No ads! 

****In-app Purchases/Add-ons****

Family Pack: Make room for the entire family with 10 additional customizable visitor slots. 

Clan Pack: Make room for all the cousins, aunts, uncles, and their pets too with 30 additional customizable visitor slots. 

Fruit Basket: Strawberry, banana, watermelon, and more! Teach your toddler healthy eating habits by getting 10 additional fruits to share with your visitors. 

Sports Pack: Football, soccer, tennis. What's your favorite sport? Get ten additional sports accessories to show off to your friends and family! 

Holiday Gift Pack: Season's Greetings! Time to get ready for XMAS! How about give a Santa's hat to Dad and a candy cane to Mom? Holiday Gift Pack contains ten unique XMAS-themed gifts for everyone in your family! 

Spooky Friends Pack: Add six spooky visitors (witch, vampire, mummy, werewolf, skeleton and Frankenstein) with matching halloween-themed gifts, backgrounds, and sound effects. 

Sarah's youngest child (a fluffy furball named Jasper) loves when visitors knock on the door. 

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