Where’s my Dress? is an interactive application focused on teaching children about different outfits to wear corresponding with the seasons.
The first time viewed, one will notice right away within this app how bright and colorful the graphics are, rich with style, as one chooses from a girl or boy character to dress, complete with quirky hair and facial expressions.
After this choice is made, choose with a tap the season one would like to explore, denoted with the use of icons demonstrative of each season as here, no text is offered to read nor do these characters speak, making this a lovely language-neutral app that children of all backgrounds can enjoy no matter what language they are fluent in.
Once a season is selected, players are brought to their character’s room, nicely decorated for this time of year, such as Christmas lights and faint festive singing for the winter or a pretty collection of leaves for fall.
Do make note of the weather going on outside the window in this room as these will be valuable clues as to what clothing to choose for these characters.
Children will enjoy opening and closing the closet door, drawers and cabinets looking for clothing choices such as hat, shoes or boots, as well as a main outfit, complete with outerwear if needed. It would be a nice inclusion in the future if one could choose from a selection of individual clothing choices such as tops, pants, dresses or skirts to mix and match with as to be creative as well as weather appropriate when choosing an outfit for these characters to wear.
I really enjoy the social aspect of this app, as the characters will show happiness or displeasure with their outfit while being dressed, but the main test here is when the characters are allowed outside, and whether or not they are comfortable in their clothing or unhappy with the way they are dressed. If the players are successful in choosing the clothing correctly, they will be rewarded with a colorful conclusion – a nice touch.
Much of the information provided is nice to share with children, specifically about not wanting to be too cold or too hot, but sometimes the answers are subjective. I as a parent at first answered these answers wrong because it is unclear why one should choose a specific boot, shoe or hat, especially when one is not allowed to feel the weight of the material in question.
I also think it is interesting that here, Spring is though of as still quite cool as the ice and snow from winter is still cracking and melting, although I think of Spring as quite warm, yet not as hot as Summer, not a mistake per say, but a different way of looking at things.
This concern would be more of an issue without the use of the emotions of these characters, wonderfully portrayed with both expressive facial features – vocalizations both of glee and disappointment – making this a lovely app for children with special needs.
It is also worth noting that one can also tap a button asking the characters what they would like to wear, allowing the user to match these selections.
Children will find the look of this app very engaging thanks to the bright colors and fun, interesting characters one gets to dress. I admire the added benefit of deciphering the emotions that these characters express as well as the ability to match their clothing selections.
Guess the Dress (Thematica - apps for kids)
Released: 2012-08-03 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperYippee! We are going for a walk! There are so many interesting things outside! And your child puts on watertights instead of winter boots, and takes a colorful hat when it’s snowing outside. What is the right way to teach a child how to pick clothes for the weather? We can easily help with it!
The new app “Guess the Dress” will help children to associate the correct type of clothes with a season. Two funny guys are going for a walk, and they cannot decide what clothes better to wear for it. Kid needs to help them and pick the right clothes for a walk, based on the season outside.
After chosen guy is dressed up, let him go outside! Does he look happy and smile? Good for you, everything is right! But if he frowns and shivers with cold, probably you did something wrong. Maybe better change clothes?
Friendly atmosphere of the game and colorful illustrations will draw attention of kids and keep them learning and having fun. Your child will be excited to try on clothes for smiling guys over and over again!
User interface of the app is pretty simple and easy to use. Child just need to pick a season, click on character and correctly choose clothes for a walk.
“Guess the Dress” does not contain in-app purchases or social media buttons.
▸ through playing teach children to think logically
▸ stimulates children’s creative and problem-solving processes
▸ provides knowledge necessary in a everyday life
Your kids will enjoy our app and they will probably not notice that they are learning during playing the game.
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