Price: $0.99 Score: 8.5/10 Category: Education
Kids Mosaic HD, developed by Arsidian LLC, is a fun game for kids, aimed at teaching skills like motor function and imagination. To play, you simply select one of the many colored pieces and place it on the grid, creating any image that you can possibly imagine.
There are two main modes you can select from. The first one, “Adventure,” presents your child with a completed image that your child must then copy. This teaches them proportion, attention to detail, and is a foundation for art skills they’ll need later in life. This mode offers 36 complexity levels, 9 different pieces (square, triangle etc.), and 12 colors. Each level is progressively harder, making this mode suitable for kids of different ages and abilities.
The other mode allows for free play, unstructured creative time where kids can make whatever they like. The work gets saved automatically, which ensures that you can hang on to even the most ephemeral of your child’s creations. And if you’re like most parents who have a cluttered fridge full of pictures, Kids Mosaic HD gives you a way to cut back on clutter and have these mementos of childhood wherever you go.
A great complement to the action of the iPhone game is the underlying soundtrack, which is accentuated with cute little sound effects as you plop the pieces into place. It’s a wonderful touch to an already great app for kids.
Currently on sale for 2/3 of the regular price, now is a great time to pick up this colorful, educational iPhone game for your kids. Heck, even adults might enjoy playing around with it: it’s exactly the sort of mid-day de-stressing tool that can help lower your blood pressure or de-clutter your mind.
Kids Mosaic HD is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.