Coloring Smart is a lovely new coloring book app, bright and colorful, which includes a nice choice of pages to work on using the “paint bucket” style of tapping sections of the included images to fill these spaces in with color – my personal favorite method of coloring apps.
I really enjoy how this app reinforces the knowledge of numbers and shapes as well, using them as a guide for making correct color choices.
This app includes six subjects such as animals, vehicles or flowers. Each of these sections contains three modes to choose from in terms of filling in these coloring pages – specifically two pages each of matching shapes, numbers or simple addition questions each with their correct answers found at the top of the screen, arranged within the color choices of paints – much akin to “paint by numbers.”
I really like how shapes are included in two of the sections that also contain less intricate details and larger spaces to be filled in. Players must look closely at the picture they are coloring, as faint gray shapes can be seen in the background of the different areas that make up this page. Although this is a beginner page with fewer details, I enjoy the use of shapes as it is a little different than other apps like this which commonly sticks to letter or number recognition.
It is also nice that the levels dedicated to numbers and simple math are nicely detailed, including a few that are hard to determine what the final image will look like until completely filled in – something that I enjoy.
I appreciate that this app is universal, but before downloading to my iPhone, I was concerned that the images and individual spaces to be filled in would be too small to comfortably work on with the smaller screen of the iPhone. I am happy to say that this app looks and plays equally well on the iPhone as it does on the iPad.
Intuitive to use, I think children will have a lot of fun with Coloring Smart as do I. Pleasant background music is also included as are congratulatory sounds when pages become complete as well as a few sound effects when selecting and filling spaces with color. It would be nice to mute any of these sounds – specifically the cheering after completing a page to make this app a charming, quiet app as well.
Having said this, Coloring Smart is a very nice coloring book choice. I do hope more pages are included in the future.
Coloring Smart - Fun and Education for Kids
Developer: Smart Kids Playing
Released: 2012-03-15 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperNot like existing programs, "Coloring Smart" is perfectly suited for your child to improve in various skills.
Your child will love to color entire 36 beautiful drawings in 3 different game modes:
✽ teaching numbers
✽ teaching shape recognition
✽ teaching mental calculation
Kids love coloring. So why not excite your little ones with a positive and creative mobile app? The friendly and intuitive touch interface is easy to use by all ages, in any language. Tested by kids, approved by parents.
Why will kids love this app?
✔ Cute and fanciful images to enrich a child’s imagination.
✔ Choose from a total of 36 images in 6 exciting categories.
✔ Discover hidden pictures by playing.
✔ Change colors with a finger touch.
Why will parents love this app?
✔ Kids can spend hours coloring and enjoying themselves.
✔ Kids will improve their hand-to-eye coordination.
✔ Kids will learn to recognize animals, birds, and many other things from the pictures provided.
✔ Kids will develop basic mathematical and geometrical skills by playing.
✔ Kids will develop an interest in drawing and painting.
✔ Kids will do their first steps in the digital world within a controlled setting: no colors spilled on the floor or stained walls any more :-)
✔ 36 beautiful colorful illustrations in 6 categories included!
✔ Categories: Nature, Animals, Transport, People, Fairy Tale and Seasons.
✔ Intuitive interface that has been tested and refined with children of many ages.
✔ Best for kids between 3-8 years.
✔ Wonderful music and atmospheric sounds enhance the experience.
✔ No more frustrating finger-painting: just touch an area to fill it with color.
✔ Touch locator improves touch accuracy.
✔ Supports all devices: iPad 1 and 2, new iPad with Retina, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 with HD, iPhone 5, iPod Touch
✔ No banner advertising
This game is part of our "Learning is fun" educational game collection. Visit our website to get more information: http://www.smartkidsplaying.com