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I’m not one to fully advocate for screen time for kids, unless it’s active. Granted, Sweet B does get some passive screen time in after she’s done some non-tv/tech stuff (puzzles, coloring… and our soon to be coming: Afterschooling). And Squeaker doesn’t have much screen time at all. See why in my Screen Time for Babies post. That being said, I’ve been in contact with BabyLit about the gift guide. The feature review will be coming (and I’m so excited about that!) but in the meantime I also had the opportunity to review the Build and Play App.
On a rainy day this week, Sweet B had a half day from school. I took this as the perfect opportunity to introduce this app to her. She wasn’t so interested in the included story time (which presents the classic Frankenstein at a more kid-friendly level), but she was interested in building Frankenstein. After showing her a little bit, as to how to put Frankenstein back together, Sweet B was on her own. She picked it up fairly easily, and soon she was changing his clothing and then ‘feeding’ him strawberries.
I also used this app to talk to her a bit about the parts of Frankenstein and also incorporated our Human Skeleton Puzzle into the impromptu lesson. To that end, I think this app would be useful in a lesson or theme unit on either anatomy or if you’re wanting to introduce a friendly option for Halloween. Or, of course, if you’re wanting to introduce a child friendly version of classic literature. You could read the story in the app, and if you feel that your child/ren are ready, also read the actual story. Then compare and contrast.
Squeaker wasn’t too interested, at first, but like her sister she also enjoyed ‘feeding’ Frankenstein.
What I really liked about the Build and Play app is that it was kid friendly and easy to navigate.
The app is available on iTunes and for Android devices via the Amazon App Store for $.99.
To complement the app, BabyLit also offers a Frankenstein Board Book for $9.99. But, by using code HAUNT30 you can save 30% on your purchase. (CODE EXPIRED)
All in all, we’re happy to add the Build and Play App to our collection and look forward to playing with Frankenstein. I’m also hopeful that BabyLit will have more fun, exciting, and educational apps to use in the future.
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What a fun app – and I love that there is a board book to compliment it. That makes a great pair.
Yeah, I love that about it too.
Looks really cute!
Yeah, it really is!
Sounds like a great app. 30% discount for the book is also very good.
It really is! And yes, I love a good discount 🙂
Wow! This is a lot of fun! I will definitely check it out. I bet my son would really like using it!
Yeah… I think, at one point, I had more fun playing with the app than my daughter did, lol.
thats pretty funny.. Usually he is pinned as a bad guy, this way we get to laugh at him!
It is! The app and book make Frankenstein a much for friendly character.
Super fun….Frankenstein for Halloween 🙂 How cool!
Yeah, kid-friendly too 🙂
My son users kindle free time for learning games. This look cool too.
It’s so much fun! Especially with the book.
Gotta download this BabyLit app and show it to the kids tonight.
I really hope you do!
They have so many apps for kids these days that are super cute. Never heard of this one before. Thank you for sharing!
Yeah, there really are! It’s difficult, sometimes, to discern what’s going to be best for the kiddos but we really love this one so far.
I like how there is a book to complement the app, and that you get to ‘dress’ Frankenstein – that sounds like fun. Also, the app is nicely priced.
Yeah, the book is great too! Hopefully the review for that will be up soon. And dressing Frankenstein (along with ‘feeding’ him) was our favorite part.
I like your suggestion of tying it into an anatomy lesson. Edutainment at its finest.
Yes. Anything that we can do to bring something educational in is always a win-win. The book makes it so easy to do too.
Interesting. I tend to avoid screen time too, but there are always a few educational exceptions. I love the Classical Baby series and ABC Mouse.com, I’ll look into this as well. Thanks!
I haven’t been using too much Screen Time with the youngest, but as you said, there are definitely some exceptions.
Looks fun apps for toddler. I will check it for my youngest 😀 thanks for the info
Absolutely 🙂 Though, I’m sure there were times that I was having more fun than my daughter was.
This app look like so much fun. I might have to see if my son would like it.
It really is. It can be repetitive after awhile, but it’s definitely fun.
This is a really cute app! My daughter would have a lot of fun with this one.
It’s definitely fun 🙂