iPad App Review - ABC 123 Blocks

~ Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM ~

I've been doing iPad app reviews for a year now! And this is the first time my hubby MSN-ed me a link to this website saying 'Check out this website! It's so CUTE!' So, yeah, if my man said some website is cute, I have to check it out! And boy oh boy, it is cute! And they have loads of cute apps too! So yes, I told my hubby I'm so going to pitch this company and see whether I can review their apps or not! Few days later I got the reply and yes! This is the result! Below is the first review (I requested for 2 apps to review):

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* Title: ABC 123 Blocks = Learning Tool For Toddlers
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Education
* Updated: May 10, 2011
* Version: 4.0.1
* Size: 28.9 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Playtend Apps LLP © 2009 The Guys In The Booth
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Description from the product page:

"Help your toddlers and preschoolers learn and grow with ABC 123 Blocks, Learning Tool for Toddlers. It's full of educational activities optimized for early learning on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

 * ABCs - kids can flip through the letters of the alphabet and match them with images of animals below. A is for Alligator, B is for Bear, etc. Features sounds for both letters and the animals.
* 123s - kids can tap numbers, hear them pronounced and see animations illustrating the numbers.
* Shapes - kids can match triangles, rectangles, and circles and practice learning their colors.
* Music - kids can play a mini piano and experiment with composing their own songs.
* Letters - kids can trace the letters of the alphabet using the color of their choice. Also features full sound for the alphabet.
* Matching - kids can practice matching skills with an animal shapes puzzle that features hundreds of different configurations
* Coloring Book featuring dozens of drawings, as well as a full selection of colors and brush sizes
* Connect the Dots counting game featuring dozens of animal drawings"

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What's good?

* The illustrations are really cute and pleasing to the eyes!

* There are a total of 8 mini games in this app which I find some are suitable to what I've been exposing Ben to lately. Games such as Matching (where you match the animals to its shadows), Shapes (where you find and match the same shapes by its shape and colors), Coloring and Connect the Dots.

* I let Alyson (9 months old) played on the Music game and she just happily taps along hahah...

* I am impressed with Ben's performance in the Shapes game where I noticed him easily finding and matching the same shapes by its shape and colors. I have previously just let him try out 1 similar activities and those are on paper (from our activity book) and I'm happy to see him applying his knowledge in this app without much coaxing and teaching too! He matched the shapes so fast that I can't get a proper picture of him solving it! Arghhh!!

Room for Improvement?

* I would love it if the game selection is easier to choose. Instead of dragging and dropping the game icon to the center play area on the screen, it would be better if I just tap on the icon and the game loads into the play area.

* Other than the above, nothing to complain about!

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You can purchase the " ABC 123 Blocks = Learning Tool For Toddlers" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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Comments (6) -


erm, just wonder if your blog can have 'mobile view' on mobiles? I often come across blogs with mobile version which is much easier for me to browse on hp...

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Jani,

I think my blog has mobile view, I can see my blog on my HTC radar phone, iPad too. Last time Nokia hp also can Smile


I can read on hp, no problem with it. Just that I found quite some of the websites have mobile version on phone. Its a little different from the web version... Erm, hard to explain. Its a little easier to use. Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Oh IC, does it look the same or has lesser buttons? I know mine looks the same Tong


its sth like, you can click on left of right to newer or older posts. and the photos would not be in the middle while the texts are aligned to the left. just the arrangement only lar. Smile

Jessie Hay

Looks like a fun all for little kids! Smile

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