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iPad App Review: Tap the Cat

App Name: Tap the Cat

Cost: $2.99

What does it promise?  While playing fun games, children will expand their reading knowledge through rhyming, drawing, coloring, speaking and handwriting.

tap the catDoes it deliver? Tap the Cat appeals to younger students’ natural sense of play with a wide variety of activities. Students can match spaceship letters, drag letters to make words, hop a rabbit home, match words to pictures, build their vocabulary and paint pictures. Each activity will keep them motivated and engaged with colorful animations, catchy music, fun sound effects and reward screens.

With an emphasis on touch, Tap the Cat helps build the fine motor skills needed for handwriting. Students practice coloring and write letters and words using correct letter formation.

A great feature is the voice feedback interactivity. Tap the Cat helps boost students’ word pronunciation skills, as they record their own voice and then play back what they said.

Can I use it in my classroom?  This app has much to offer the early elementary or kindergarten classroom. From basic app usage to language and handwriting, Tap the Cat is an indispensible tool.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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