November 19, 2012

#CypherKidsClub i3D App & Cards For Kids ~ A Perfect Christmas Gift Idea!



Of all of the gadgets that we have at home, the iPod is one of the favourites of the boys.  They watch movies on long trips to the cottage, and love playing games like Angry Birds and LEGO.  While the apps are fun for the entire family, I rarely find educational apps that actually teach the boys.

With a 7-year old who loves teaching his little bro, and a 3-year old learning about letters and numbers, I was thrilled to learn of the opportunity to test Cypher Kids Club i3D Interactive Cards!  The first thing that I did was check out the Cypher Kids Club website to see what the company was all about.

Cypher Kids Club makes learning come to life!  Children, along with their parents, can Play, Discover and Learn with the free app and 3D flashcards.  The app and cards are compatible with iPads, iPhones and iPods and are available in three categories: Numbers Adventures, Letters Adventures and Wild Animal Adventures.




My local Walmart in Oakville, ON.


I found Cypher i3D Cards in Letters, Numbers and Animals in the
Apple Accessories section of the Electronics Department at Walmart.

Check out my shopping experience at Walmart Canada on my Google+ page!


Here is what the cards and 3D images look like...


Numbers Adventures
  • Watch and count along as numbers dance, march and run across the screen
  • Helps children to practice counting different objects, learn number words and numerals 1-20, and recognize numerical order

Number Card 7




#7 in action!


Letter Adventures
  • Upper and lower-case letters come to life with sounds!
  • Helps children to identify upper and lower-case letters, learn the sounds that each letter makes,and recognize letters within words
Letter Card I



Letter I in action!  Check out the hop-scotch :)



Wild Animal Adventures
  • A 3D expedition into the animal kingdom, where you can watch animals eat, drink and make sounds in the wild
  • Helps children identify different animals, learn the sounds that animals make, and learn about their habitats and characteristics
Animals Tiger Card
 
3D Tiger in action!


On the back of each card is a 3D marker.  The camera on your Apple device (iPod, iPhone or iPad) reads the 3D marker and an interactive 3D world appears on your screen!


The front of the card shows the letter, number or animal.  The back of the card
has a 3D marker that is read by the camera on your Apple device.

The boys had so much fun using the app and cards.  They were fairly easy to use, and I loved that Big-A was able to play with his little brother, helping him and teaching him.  The letters and numbers have adorable songs and music, and you can touch them to make them move.  The animals are awesome, making noises and moving around.  The monkey even swings off a tree, disappearing and then reappearing right before your eyes!


I recorded a video of the boys and I playing with the Letter Adventures cards:

 
And yes, my little guy has a painted thumb - I can't paint my own nails without painting one of his! LOL


After a bit of trial and error, we figured out how to easily get a true 3D picture on the iPod:




I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to test out the Cypher Kids Club app and cards.  My boys have been asking to play with them daily since we first purchased them, and I think that they will help Lil-J to prepare for preschool in the new year.  With Christmas around the corner, these cards would be a perfect addition to any child's Santa list!

Cypher Kids Club cards are available at select Walmart Canada stores.  Check out the cards and information about the app on the Cypher Kids Club website at http://www.cypherkidsclub.com/.  You can also follow Cypher Kids Club and Cypher Entertainment on Twitter and on Facebook.



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2 comments:

Fab Frugal Mama said...

These cards look so cool! I have an iPhone and my kids would love these. I need to check them out... educational and fun! Thanks!

Shauna MacKenzie said...

They really are cool! I found myself playing with them on the first night - 3D always amazes me! The boys love them and it's nice to have something truly educational for them to play with!