The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an engaging app where children can explore their creativity at creating different pictures. This app is open ended and there is no right or wrong way to use it.
There are multiple ways to create pictures within this app. First, there are different pictures that the child can choose to start with, or they can choose to use a blank piece of paper. Then, there are 40 different colored sheets to choose from, which are designed by Eric Carle. The child can then cut out different designs from the paper using their finger to draw, or a stylus. Once the piece of paper is cut out, children can move this around to place it where they would like to have it on their picture. Children can also create pictures using paint or colored pencils. When painting, the brush has a realistic quality to it. As you paint, the brush will run out of paint, just like a real brush! The child can combine all three of the different art mediums to create a final picture that can be framed and hung up in the app’s gallery.
This app is available for $2.99 an is compatible with iPad.
Reviewed by: Bridget Meis