Getting kids to dress appropriately for the weather can be difficult, but there is a “what to wear app” that turns this topic into an engaging and fun learning game that young kids will enjoy playing. With Kids Clothes & Seasons: Learn to dress up (by Pyjamas Apps), young kids will learn how to dress themselves for the weather before going outside to play. In this kids iPad app, they will explore 4 seasons with colorful graphics, simple animations, and a choice to play as either a boy or girl character. There are 77 different clothing articles to select from (shoes, pants/shorts, shirts/jackets, and hats — along with a few other accessory items). And each season features an inside and an outside scene, with a total of 6 interactive objects for kids to find.
This kids’ iPad app is made for a young age group (3-5 years). The animations and interactions are very simple but engaging. The 4 seasonal game choices are cleverly displayed as hanging-picture-frames on a wall. Kids earn stars by finding the 3 interactive objects in the indoor scene and the other 3 in the outdoor scene. Although the earned stars are different for each outdoor scene, the stars rewarded in the bedroom scene are the same each time, which gets stale. The first season your child will explore is the summer, and others unlock after a season is completed. There is a fun opening/closing door animation all throughout this kids’ game that takes you from the season selection gallery, into the room, and outside.
Your character is shown in his/her pajamas and it’s up to your child to help him or her get dressed. Your child will scroll through the clothing options (seen in 3 separate sections on the bookshelf) using right or left arrows. When they think they’ve got the right clothing combination, it’s time to send their little boy or girl outside. Depending on how the well the character is dressed will determine the character’s response to the weather outside. If the character is dressed too warmly for the weather, he/she will turn red and start to sweat, and if too cold — turns into an ice cube — one of my favorite animations.
But this what to wear app isn’t just about clothing options because if a character gets overheated or too cold, he or she will have to perform another action like drinking a hot or cold beverage to counteract the negative response. I like this extra attention to detail. Since we live where it’s hot, I was always reminding my kids to drink water. Although I think this extra action element adds a nice touch, it would be better if the animation showed the child actually drinking the beverage (not just disappearing after tapping on it (to complete the task). Another aspect is that kids have to get the whole clothing combination right to move on — such as adding things like a sun hat in the summer or boots in the winter instead of sneakers. Otherwise, it’s back to room for more changes. But when your child gets it right, she or he will be rewarded with “happy” music and colorful balloons to pop.
Overall, I think this “what to wear app” is a great learning tool for young kids to help them identify and make logical clothing choices to match the outside weather conditions. Although there are only 4 seasons, there is plenty of replay value because the levels can be reset, and kids can alternate between character gender. There are also 2 new levels coming in an update (shown as locked in the gallery area) — and this kids’ learning app is only $0.99.
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