My daughter absolutely loves doing art projects of any kind so I decided to download the new free app from Sprite Kids called Mini Monet LITE. The app is geared towards kids a bit older than my two year old but much to my surprise, she is able to navigate and play with the app just fine. I let her use a stylist to act as a pencil, pen and paintbrush. I find it easier to create art on the iPad with a stylist rather than a finger. The graphics and speed of the app are top notch and there’s lots to do which is perfect for little ones. There’s even a “parents” section.
The key features of the app are:
1. Unbounded Creativity — A new creative drawing challenge pops up in the App every Friday. The Lite version allows users to submit up to 10 challenges.
2. It has a unique Magic Pencil, when kids draw with the magic pencil, it keeps brush strokes, the marker and paint bucket from spilling out. For instance if a child draws the sun with the magic pencil (a closed circle) and then uses a brush tool to color it inside, the brush color will not spill out of the circle. This helps kids draw neatly and is especially beneficial for the younger ones.
3. Art Club – Kids can browse and view the work of other little artists. In the Lite version kids can only browse, in the Full Version they can share their work too.
4. Rewards – Kids get coins for coloring, sharing and appreciating others work. With the coins they can unlock more pages to color!
Since the app is free, you really can’t lose. It so much fun for both children and adults and it really allows people to get creative. My daughter and I love using the stamps and sparkly paint, but we tend to go a little overboard on the sparkles. I find that the coloring pages are best for my daughter especially since the paints don’t spill over the sides. I definitely recommend this app to everyone who wants to get in touch with their creative side.