CONCEPT: A fun way for the little ones to develop their fine motor skills and learn a little about sea life..
DELIVERY:The program is split into two sections. Your little learners will first be presented with 4 pages to scroll through which each have 4 different types of fish to choose from. Select a fish and the screen will then provide six colour options for the fish. The fish are presented in the format of paper cut outs. Select a colour and a page with the cut out pieces will appear. It is designed to encourage development of fine motor skills. A flashing beacon directs little ones where to trail their fingers and when the piece is cut out it is placed onto the fish that appears for future reference. Once all pieces are cut out they appear on a wooden surface with a faint outline of the chosen fish. Your little learner then drags and drops each piece to build their fish. Once complete they can colour to their hearts content.
The second section is the play area. Choose from one of five activities that involve the development of motor control. The developers have taken the concept and presented it in 5 interesting ways. There is a camera matching activity, an ABC maze task to spell the fish’s name and 3 similar points games collecting stars and diamonds that are pitched at varying degrees of difficulty.
LIMITATIONS:The menu option is a bit frustrating. After going to all the trouble of creating the fish it only allows you to play one of the games. True you can replay that game, however if you select the menu button it will direct back to selecting a fish. The time and effort in developing the fish makes you want to use it across the selection of games. Hopefully it is something that the developers will include in a future update. Also the finger tracking is not particularly responsive to quick movements.
CONCLUSION: If you are an Early Years to Grade 1 teacher this is well worth a look. It will be engaging and fun for the little ones. 3/5