If your preschooler loves Play-Doh and is a fan of fun apps, you’re going to want to check out the Play-Doh Seek & Squish App, an original storybook made entirely of digital Play-Doh and recently launched by our friends at PlayDate Digital!
The app features:
- 8 colorful, squishable Play-Doh habitats readers can explore: Desert, Garden, Ocean, Savannah, Farm, Forest, Arctic, Jungle.
- A different ‘squish and seek’ adventure every time– animals change hiding places every time you revisit a habitat!
- An animal Field Guide filled with facts about how animals look, act, and sound, along with instructions to create your own Play-Doh animals
- Camera feature within Field Guide for displaying Play-Doh animal creations
- Practice early and emergent reading skills while learning about animals
- Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education experts
In the Seek and Squish app, you can choose to have the app read to your child or your child has the option to read to their self. Friendly animals are hiding all over the Play-Doh world and users need to squish the Play-Doh by swiping and tapping on the screen to find the animals in each habitat. Once an animal is discovered, app users are rewarded with a new page in their personal Field Guide!
Each Field Guide entry is filled with interesting facts about each animal including what it eats and how it sounds. Users also learn how to make Play-Doh animals at home with the real Play-Doh!
Sometimes you’ll uncover an animal that is hiding in the wrong habitat! Users are then asked what habitat that animal belongs in and are given four options to choose from.
We have the app on both my iPhone (5S) and our iPad Mini. E (age 3) uses the app on the iPad Mini for the most part and within the last few days that we’ve owned it, it’s become one of her favorite apps! She loves getting to squish the Play-Doh and likes being able to visit the different animal habitats and learning about their inhabitants.
One of E’s favorite features is when an animal is discovered, not only will you find fun facts about the animal in the Field Guide, you also can follow the instructions provided on how to create that animal using Play-Doh! Once the child is done creating the animal using Play-Doh, they can take a picture of it to save to their Field Guide!
From a parent’s perspective, I love that E is learning about different animals and their habitats. I also think it’s great that the app is encouraging literacy and fine motor skills. The Play-Doh Seen & Squish App very interactive and from what I’ve encountered, it holds a child’s attention for a long period of time which is always a plus!
Who in your family do you think would enjoy using this the Play-Doh Seek & Squish App? What is your favorite app feature?
The Play-Doh Seen & Squish App is available on iTunes for just $2.99!
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Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Prize: Play-Doh Seek & Squish Grand Prize which includes PlayDate Digital 4-pack App Codes (2 PlayDoh, 1 My Little Pony, 1 Transformers Rescue Bots) + Play-Doh Launch Game ($20) + $25 Target Gift Card!
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