TableTots is a unique approach to a learning app for your iPad, allowing you to create “table tops” that contain lessons that you’d like to work with. Choose from sorting, counting, spelling, shapes, numbers and even basic math and build educational opportunities for your child.
The potential for customization with this app feels nearly infinite. Choose from a variety of themes and layouts, and choose whether you want peek-a-boo curtains, object sounds, quick rewards and whether you want alphabet sounds.
If you want to set-up your table top in a way that is tailored especially for you and your child, you certainly can… but consider using one of the considerable number of quick sets to make it easier and faster for you! I love how you can add in numbers for teaching counting and choose between incrementing by 1, or skipping through by 2′s, 5′s or even 10′s. Examples of letter quick sets let you work with all upper or lowercase letters or just the vowels. Trying to teach your little one shapes? Try the shape puzzle. Need to learn colors? Pull out the color wheel.
Once you have mastered the basics, take your teach and learn process a step further. Learn to count change with on-screen coins or build 3 and 4 letter words to teach introductory spelling and reading.
Apps like this can be thought of as support tools which is a very valuable role to fill.
What I liked: I like that this app functions as a tool-set that lets you work with your child in the way that works best for them.
What I didn’t like: There is a question mark for you to click when assembling your learning tables, but it would be very helpful to have a tutorial of some sort to make it faster and easier to get teaching ideas and work with this app.
To buy or not to buy: Especially at the introductory price, this app is a must-have for any parent with a child learning basic skills like counting, sorting, shapes and letters.
- App Name: TableTots
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Education
- Developer: Spinlight Studio
- Price: $1.99 (introductory pricing)