This post is part of a sponsored campaign with CosmoCamp and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Kids love playing with apps, but it can be challenging to find ones that are both entertaining and educational. Recently we had the opportunity to test out 4 apps from CosmoCamp, a series of interactive storybooks and creative game applications. The apps are perfectly suited for kids ages 2-5, which covers both of our boys ages. And since my husband works in the field of education, you can bet we put these apps to the test.
The first tablet app we had the boys try is the CosmoCamp Matching Games. I liked that it offered two stages of levels for the toddler and preschooler.
Our toddler loved the hide-and-seek memory game. He quickly picked up on how to play, and giggled throughout it. The other 3 apps were storybooks that offered 3 options within the app: read together, read to me, and read-along.
The Incredible Ride storybook is about beloved characters “Migo and Pandy who meet a new friend and have a blast in a galactic amusement park!” We chose the read to me option for this storybook. The kids enjoyed the story and interacting with the app.
The next app we tested out is the CosmoCamp The Sweet Adventure storybook. We tried the read-along option and the kids loved how they could touch the screen and interact with the story book as it read the story aloud. They were able to color the cupcake below. This option also allows your child to record their own voice by clicking the microphone during the story, and the story replays what they said. I found that to be very fun and a great interactive piece to the app.
The last app we tried was CosmoCamp Picnic Problems, where Migo and Pandy “share their captivating journey as they travel to a rainy little planet to meet new friends. Play hide-and-seek in the puffy flower field, roast marshmallows by the fire, and discover what happens when the rain comes uninvited!”
The kids enjoyed the interactive features on each app. My toddler has played the app several times since then. My 5-year-old reads on a late 2nd grade level and had hoped for more games, but I think most 5 year olds would enjoy playing these educational apps. The stories are cute and so are the characters. Each of these 4 apps are available in the app store and on Google play for tablets and are priced fairly at just a few dollars per app.