Reviewed by Katie
What it is: [iTunes product description] Metamorphabet is a playful, interactive alphabet for all ages. Poke, prod, drag, and spin each of the 26 letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations.
Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, memory, sound awareness, visualization
What I love: I’ve had this App for over a year now, and my son is still just as into it today as he was when we first got it. As he’s gotten older, he’s gotten better at manipulating each letter to help the game progress. One of my favorite things about each letter is that each one has objects you wouldn’t expect – instead of apples and alligators for the letter A, you get Antlers, Arch, and Amble. Each animation builds off the last, and requires you to touch and manipulate the letter to figure out what comes next. The graphics are simple, yet beautiful, and my son (and I) have our favorite letters that we like to visit over and over. I’ve even had some older kids play this game (around 5 years old) and they also enjoyed moving each letter along. This game really increased his vocabulary and his fine motor skills!
What I would change: Unfortunately, the game doesn’t have any planned updates to add additional animations, which would be nice. Additionally, when my son was younger, some of the manipulations were too difficult for him to manage on his own. Also, part of the beauty of the game is the sound, which makes this game a no-go for quiet places.
Rating: I love this game and suggest it to all my mom friends when they feel their kiddos are ready for a few minutes of educational screen time. 5 out of 5 stars, highly recommend!
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