Saturday, 24 November 2012

Starfall Snowman - review

Starfall Snowman
By Starfall Education

Children love making snowmen and listening to the charming “Ten Little Snowmen” song. Learn to count to ten and read essential vocabulary while you play. Practice has never been more fun! In this App edition, create a snowman gallery and match number sets to number symbols, and colours to colour words.

Recommended for early readers

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Category: Education

Updated: Jun 14, 2011
Version: 1.3
Size: 9.4 MB
Seller: Starfall Education, LLC
© 2010 Starfall Education

If you would like to purchase the app now please do so via this link iTunes

What the app contains

Make a Snowman
Users are asked to build a snowman step by step. After the snowman is complete, they are provided with a catchy little tune called “Ten Little Snowmen”.

 This activity works on reading skills or listening comprehension, following directions and fine motor skills while building the snowman.  Counting and number recognition are practised during the song. 

This is three levels of a traditional matching game.

Level I – number recognition and one to one correspondence for the numbers 1-6
Level II-number recognition and one to one correspondence for the numbers 1-10
Level III-colour words and colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)

Snowman Gallery This contains a copy of all of the snowmen that have been built and saved on the iPad.

Make A Snowman is a small piece of the award winning website or the paid companion Like the website it is appropriate for children from Preschool to 2nd grade. All of the activities created by Starfall are built on research proven teaching strategies that are designed to make learning fun and engaging.This app accomplishes that belief

While this app is somewhat limited in the age level it appeals to, it might just be an inexpensive way to allow children access to Starfall activities when internet access isn’t available.


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