I really enjoy educational apps that find a way to be inventive and innovative, and Where’s My Dress achieves this easily. Whether your child chooses the boy or girl as the lead character for the story, the name of the game is associating the correct clothing to the season.
Begin by selecting from a series of weather-scenes and then play dress-up. If you choose the correct items your character will smile (winter boots when it is cold outside or a rain hat when the forecast is looking a little wet); while you will be met with a frown when the wrong selection is made. If you want to see her blush, try to send her outside without a full outfit on!
Besides being completely adorable and featuring colorful and exciting illustrations, this app will help your child to apply reasoning skills and creativity to an everyday task: getting dressed. It also opens dialog between you and your child that lets you explain why decisions to wear certain clothing items should be made and what to expect from particular weather conditions.
What I liked: I appreciate that this app helps you teach your child something a bit unexpected. Any parent who has fought with their child to wear pants instead of shorts when it is snowing outside will understand the value in this app.
What I didn’t like: There is an image on the home page for this app that links you to a free app by the same developer, and while I appreciate the motivation I do not like my child being sent off to the App Store.
To buy or not to buy: This app comes with a pretty small price to pay for an educational opportunity, making the purchase very worthwhile.
- App Name: Where’s My Dress?
- Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
- Category: Education
- Developer: Thematica
- Price: $0.99