TJ & Pals, the popular interactive preschool website, announced a 3-day giveaway of TJ's newest educational app for kids. TJ's Picture Dictionary is a fun way for children to build early reading skills. From Friday February 10th at 10:00 am PST until Sunday February 12th download TJ's Dictionary for FREE from the iTunes store.
All of the apps created by Umachaka Media encourage kids to learn while having fun. The company has designed creative and educational apps based on the characters in the TJ & Pals website, dedicated to children ages 3-5. The activities on the preschool website revolve around the lives of an inquisitive pencil named TJ and his group of buddies, as they take kids on a journey of games, songs, videos, and stories--all incorporating the concept of “learning while playing.”
Kids love TJ's Picture Dictionary. When a child taps on any picture in the dictionary, it immediately enlarges, with a defining sound effect. This app is great for developing basic word recognition, which encourages reading.
This fun and educational app has been getting rave reviews. Smart Apps for Kids gave it 4 stars and commented that “the app is well-done and has a clean interface. Everything in it is solid, and it has a lot of depth for a good price.”
Apps for Homeschooling gave TJ's Picture Dictionary high marks, too, when it awarded the app 4 Apples.
They commented, "TJ's Picture Dictionary is a bright, easy-to-use picture dic-tionary with lots of audio content to keep pre-readers engaged and exploring first words and accessible, context-rich definitions. This app makes an interesting bridge between short first words books and the longer, traditional print children's dictionaries."
Best Apps for Kids said, “TJ's Picture Dictionary is a big hit with the kids and great for developing basic verbal and written cognition for common words."
Other Umachaka Media iPad apps include TJ's Remember, a fun memory game that can be played on three levels of difficulty with six colorful themes to choose from, TJ's Seek&Find, an app that develops children's pre-reading skills, and TJ's Art Studio, the perfect app for any budding young Picasso.