In our technological world, kids are learning in an entirely different way than we did as children. Finding fun, educational applications can be hit or miss. The Fanny Foozle apps are definitely a HIT!
Fanny Foozle Book
Fanny Foozle lives in the wonderful town of Flamboozle with her family and their Foodle Dog Sam. Every day is an awesome adventure for all the unique characters in Flamboozle. The Fanny Foozle Book follows Fanny Foozle through her day and her problem of trying to find her Foodle Dog Sam. It is such a fun story to read with small children. If you choose read along the words will turn red as they are being said. The book includes many made-up words that start with the letter F just like Fanny! This is perfect for kids who are learning to read and will help them understand what is being said.
The best part about the book is the interactive illustrations on each page. The characters and objects are animated throughout the story. The reader can also touch different parts of each page to make the characters and objects move and make silly sounds! The Fanny Foozle book also includes games to enjoy. The matching game is a memory tile game with pictures from the story. The coloring book allows a young reader to color pictures inspired by the story.
Fanny Foozle Fun
The Fanny Foozle Fun app includes two fun learning activities for kids to enjoy: Write and Spell Game and Word Puzzle.
The Write and Spell Game allows preschoolers to practice writing and spelling words from the Fanny Foozle Book. I love the writing part of the game. First, it shows a picture and an outline of the printed word on the screen. Then, the player traces the letters with their finger or a stylus. Some words included in the game are balloon, cake, and flower. During the spelling part of the game the player drags the letters of each word in the correct order. The child needs to listen to the word and then try to spell the word themselves. They can even type in their own name and he/she will see it in appear in the game!
The Word Puzzle game is great too! The object of the game is to find the missing letter in a word displayed on the screen. It is great for spelling and letter/sound recognition. Once the words are completed a picture from the Fanny Foozle Book appears.
Both Fanny Foozle Fun games are definitely aimed at children who have begun learning to read and write. Beginning readers will enjoy practicing their new skills by spelling and writing words from the Fanny Foozle book.
Fanny Foozle Pop!
Fanny Foozle Pop is a simple but fun game for preschoolers that helps develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The object of the game is to pop the balloons to earn points but they must keep away from the Mayor balloon or need to start over. Kids will enjoy trying to beat their own score each time they play! It is definitely worth checking out!
The Fanny Foozle apps can be found at iTunes and Google Play Store! They are educational, fun, and best of all free! Download it for your little one and enjoy!