Brisbane, Queensland/Australia – Independent developer Nigel Green today released TeachMe Colors 1 for iPad. The first App in a series of three, TeachMe Colors 1 is aimed generally at 1-3 year olds and encompasses the concept of play-based learning. Through five fun-filled activities and with the aid of someone to guide them, the child learns how to distinguish between eleven different colors.
Each activity allows someone to guide the child through steps designed to teach them the recognition of colors.
Activity 1 is designed to focus the child’s attention on one color at a time without distraction. To capture the attention of the child and keep their focus on what is being taught, the circle of color expands and retracts upon touch.
Activity 2 presents a random selection of four colors. This teaches the child to distinguish between multiple colors as they appear side-by-side. Each circle of color expands and retracts as it is touched to focus their attention on that color only. Very useful if a child is having trouble distinguishing between two colors that seem similar to them, such as blue and green or red and orange. Seeing them side by side helps them to differentiate between the two.
Activity 3 encourages freedom of choice and expression as the child chooses their own colors to ‘paint’ the pictures. This activity allows the teaching of color using objects familiar to the child such as ‘Red Hat’, ‘Yellow Flower’, ‘Orange Fish’ etc. This also encourages the child to begin to associate multiple colors with the same object such as ‘Purple Balloon’, ‘Pink Balloon’, ‘Blue Balloon’ etc.
Activity 4 is purely fun-based learning as the child is able to finger-paint with colors. If desired the child’s artwork can be saved to the iPad’s Photo Album and then easily emailed to family and friends.
Activity 5 incorporates the use of music with the learning of colors. The interactive musical colors create a fun environment whilst focusing the child’s attention on the seven colors (musical notes C,D,E,F,G,A and B) in front of them. Simple songs can be created using combinations of the colors such as familiar nursery rhymes and ditties, an example of which is given within the App. A choice of two musical instruments are available, piano and guitar.
Developed with the assistance of his wife Elizabeth (who has a background in Early Childhood) and 20 month old grandson Eli, the App’s developer Nigel Green discovered how quickly young children can benefit from TeachMe Colors 1.
“I was going through the activities with my grandson the other day and he shocked us all.” Nigel Green said.
“Eli had only used the App four times previously but on Activity 1, when I was distracted while I was pointing to the next color and incorrectly told him ‘Pink’, he actually corrected me and said ‘Blue’. I was excited and stunned at the same time.”
The next two Apps in the series, which are currently under development will be aimed generally at ages 3-5 and 5-7 years.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
Pricing and Availability:
TeachMe Colors 1, Version 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the iPad Education category. For more details please visit the Support Website. Members of the media may contact Nigel Green to obtain a free promotional code.
Located in Brisbane, Queensland/Australia, Nigel Green is an independent developer of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Apps. All Material and Software (C) 2010 Nigel Green. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, iPad and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.