Sound Touch is the most addictive app my one and a half year old daughter has played since Itsy Bitsy Spider. There are six different themed menu screens, each holding clip art pictures of animals, household items, means of transportation, etc.
Touch an object and then the screen flashes over to a real life picture of the object as it plays the real life sound the item would make. From cows to a knock on the door, children can develop sight and sound recognition.
Why we like it:
I think it’s great that there are four different real life pictures and sounds for each object. So as the child keeps touching the elephant they get a different sound and different looking elephant each time.
(I would’ve given them a higher grade if there was also an additional screen that voiced the name of the object, thus teaching the child what it is by name and not just by sight and sound. For example, four screens of a cow mooing, but then a fifth screen where a voice said “cow”.)
It doesn’t look that fancy or fun at first glance, but it’s a great app for parents to get to know their son or daughter by paying attention to which animals/objects they like the most. I thought my daughter would love the kittens, but it’s the cows, xylophone and helicopters that make her the happiest.
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We tested version 1.5.1, which is compatible with the iPhone (OS 3.0 or later) and the 2nd generation iPhone touch. Developer Sound Touch Interactive. Read our disclosure policy.