In the app Bugs and Buttons 2, cute life-like bugs, fun sound effects and music are combined with colorful, high definition graphics for a fun learning experience. The app includes 18 different games at 3 levels that engage critical thinking skills and teach counting, music memory, sorting and more! As you play you can choose your mode of play and the games will adapt to the skill level of the player. Easy-to-follow instructions lead users through games that test observation or listening skills. The arcade-like games have you racing bugs past obstacles, watching a puppet show or saving bugs from “raining” buttons. The fine motor skills used in the games can help children’s hands get ready to write. Activities like counting and matching help develop early literacy skills through talking and playing. This well-rounded app is available for iPad and iPhone for $2.99.
– Julie R. Caledonia Township branch
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