Blue Bird Academy

Flashcard Learning for Toddlers

Rating Blue Bird Academy - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 3+
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About Blue Bird Academy

Blue Bird Academy teaches letters, numbers, shapes and words in a number of languages. 

Blue Bird Academy Review

The Blue Bird Academy is an app that aims to help young children (aged 4-7) learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and common everyday objects. It is purchased from the Apple store and it is available for iOS devices. The app is very simple to use, visually attractive, colourful, and suitable for the age of young children. It provides five different activities, all utilizing a similar learning approach; they match a sound or word with an image. This may be the image of a letter, a number, a shape, or an object. Each activity is colour-coded and accompanied by the hero of the app, “Blue Bird”. Blue bird assists with navigation by indicating to the user how to reveal each image. The red activity is about learning the alphabet, the green activity is about learning numbers, the light blue activity is about learning shapes, the purple activity is about learning everyday objects, and the yellow activity is about learning from images (pictures of real objects).  One object (e.g., letter, shape) appears at a time. Interestingly, for the letter to appear, children have to erase a coloured canvas that covers the object. This game-like characteristic adds a bit of excitement even for an adult.
 
The app has two main customization features that can help learning and engagement. The first one relates to the yellow activity. Children can take their own pictures and insert them into the app, creating their own portfolio of images. The second one relates to the recording of their own voice to describe these images. The recording option is also available for all other activities. Yet, this functionality is password-protected and can only be accessed with the help of adults. It would be beneficial if this was an option for children as it could provide a way for assessing what children have learnt. For example, by having children record the sounds of letters, parents could assess whether their children have learnt the alphabet and identify areas that need further improvement.
 
The app can be used in five different languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian. This functionality allows the learning of words in different languages. For example, children can hear the pronunciation of number one in any of these languages by pressing a button in the top middle of the screen. Children's cultural awareness is enhanced by Blue Bird carrying the flag of each country's language, making the learning of a new language situated in its broader cultural context.

App Details

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Devices

iPad, iPhone

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Skills

Cognitive Development
Communication Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Studio 121212, LLC

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