Do your little ones love animals?  How about playing matching games?  Meet Herd Absurd!, the new mix and match game designed for children ages 2 and up.  With Herd Absurd!, kids will have a blast creating their own unique animals by mixing and matching tops, middles, and bottoms.  I knew that my 2 year old son would enjoy this app as soon as I saw it!  Little ones will be able to show their creativity by mixing and matching to create animals that look funny or try to find all the pieces to make a real match (i.e. create the octopus, etc.).  While the app encourages kids to have fun and explore all the different animal combinations by pulling and swiping through different body parts…your little one is also rewarded for matching up an animal correctly.  There are tons of possible animal combinations (over 2,700 to be exact) and over 150 animations and sound effects.

As I mentioned before, there is also a challenge to collect all the animals (by matching parts correctly until you have created all the animals).  This app helps children to learn their animal shapes and also teaches color matching along the way.  I think that this app is great because children can play according to their skill level, for those too young to match they can still enjoy playing with the app and then eventually start making real matches.

I thought that the artwork was very cute and high-quality (Retina display supported).  I really enjoyed the idea of having both free play and challenge play to encourage kids of various ages and skill levels to play.  Kids can poke and swipe every part of the animal for funny sounds and animations (sounds/music can be turned off as well), and there is a setting where they can choose their favorite colored block for the background.

I really enjoyed the Herd Absurd! app.  I think that kids will love being able to swipe through all the combinations of different animals and older children will love the challenge of creating the real animals and collecting them for rewards.  I will definitely be playing this app with my son and encourage parents of young children to check it out!

Price when Reviewed: $2.99

See the app in iTunes

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Seller: Tinybright Pty Ltd

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.

 

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About The Author

Nikki

Nikki is a retired bookkeeper, starting her second career as a stay at home mom. She lives with her husband, son and yellow lab in North Carolina. She loves technology and gadgets – and her iPad is one of her favorites. One of her favorite things about apps is that they are so versatile – there are apps for teaching kids, apps for entertainment, apps for hobbies…She definitely believes the phrase “There’s an app for that…”

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