Those who know me, know my obsession with Project Injini Child Development and their apps. They have a reputation that is stellar, and they're known for high quality apps.
As soon as Injini started posting sneak peak photos on their facebook page wall, I knew I HAD to have this app. Heck, I even posted on their wall saying, I don't know what this is, but I want it!
Here's the Linky-Do for their facebook page.
Yesterday evening, I had to go out to buy new glasses (another story, for another day!), and I was checking out facebook on my iPhone while I waited. My newsfeed was being spammed, finally! Injini's new app had been released and was hitting iTunes Stores! I was *frantic*. First, it wasn't yet available in Canada (yes, this gave me a panic attack. I wanted this app bad!!!), then I realized, I didn't have enough in my iTunes account to get it! AHHH! These heart stopping issues were soon put to rest. The app became available in Canada, and a friend gifted me the app!
Let's get down to business though, let's talk about the app, Write my Name, by Injini.
Really? Did you expect anything less from them?!
It's a simple, fantastic app.
There are three different activities within the app, Write my Name;
- Name Tags
- Word Cards
- The Alphabet Book
Within the Name tags setting you can customize 36 tags to any word or phrase you wish. Phrases or names that are common to your child(ren), change them according to seasonal holidays, anything. You can also add a photo and a voice recording.
Word Cards is just like it sounds. You can change between upper and lower case letters. Its has a selection of over 100 sight/dolch words, that kids can practice spelling and printing.
Trace it the first time, the card comes to life with animation. Trace it a second time, and the child gets a star stamp in their word journal. (Who doesn't love getting a stamp for work well done?!)
The Alphabet Book with ABCs is also just as it sounds, it focuses on tracing the ABCs. Again having the ability to switch between upper and lower case letters.
In the Settings function, you can switch the app to have a "fingerpaint" mode. It will show a true reflection of what the child is writing. You can also reset the the Alphabet book, and Word Cards. You can also turn the music on or off.
Of course, you can expect a clean user interface, that is very user friendly (Again, did you really expect anything less?).
Here's a video of my 5 year old, Nathan using the app.
It's currently in the iTunes store for a low intro price of $1.99 ! Get it before the price goes up!
In a future update, I would love to see the ability to have different users within the app. We have four kids, and all of them will use this app. Tracking progress for each of them would be a wonderful option.
Bravo Project Injini Child Development!!! You've got what one can only expect to be another huge success of an app on your hands!