Saturday, 9 February 2013

Kodee's Canoe Nature Flashcards By Nitrogen Media

Kodee's Canoe Flashcards is the latest instalment in the world of Kodee from Nitrogen Studios. The app consists of over 60 interactive flashcards with stunning 3D and CGI animation. It quite  simply is the best fun any kid could have whilst learning their letters. It comes in three different languages namely  English, French and Spanish.

  • $.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2012
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 389 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Nitrogen Media Inc
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Kodee's Canoe Flashcards is created by Nicole Stinn and Greg Tiernan.

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

I am a huge fan of Kodee's apps. I tried this app out with the help of my 5 year old daughter. She loves it every bit as much as I do. We mainly use the default mode of the app which shows the letters in alphabetical order. You can swipe left or right to change the letters and up and down to change the language settings. The star of the app is Kodee himself but there are so many other characters and items to discover as you progress through the app. 

Each letter of the alphabet has a number of flashcards given over to it. For example the letter B includes Bear and Bat .

The biggest draw of this app for children is its interactive features. Each card gives off a different sound or action. One of my favourite ones is the Cave. When you tap on the picture you hear a loud echo  and a bat flies out of the cave. This is just one of many examples. My daughter was particularly drawn to the waterfall and flower in the app.

Now I have to confess I am easily won over by animation. Yes it is a big selling point of an app for me. However animation must be backed up by educational quality. Nature Flashcards is certainly of a high educational standard in my book. Children get so fed up of learning the alphabet over and over, and word association can become a  very monotonous task for them. However, when you present a child with an alphabet that allows you to  make a fire, or create ripples in a waterfall then you have heightened their enthusiasm  levels no end. 

A feature which I particularly liked about Nature Flashcards is that you can enable video streaming. It is very easily deactivated if required as well. If a card carries the interactive feature you will see the word video written on the top right hand corner of the card. Simply click on it and it will open up a You Tube link of one of Kodee's little educational videos. Therefore the app not only teaches your child the alphabet and word association but it also gives them a certain level of information on nature and science topics as well. Take a peek at the ladybug video from the app below. 

If you are finding it hard to believe that an Flashcard app could be this good then take a quick a look at this You Tube link and you will see for yourself what children everywhere are enthralled by the app. 
Kodee's Canoe Nature Flashcards teaches children about the sights and sounds of nature. The combination of science, nature and literacy is what makes this app stand out from others on the market. Nature Flashcards is an exceptionally good learning tool for children. The app will enable your child to work on areas such as word and letter recognition which are important aspects of a child's education. Children with Special Needs will love this app as the interactive features and constant feedback they receive from the app can be a great reinforcer.  The animation is incredible and the interactive features are unlike any I have seen in other apps of this kind . I can't wait to see what app Kodee comes out with next. 
You can visit their Facebook page by clicking her - Kodee's Canoe or their website by clicking on this link - Website.


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