KidGlyphs is a new app that is designed to increase language learning in children and reduce frustration.  As explained by app developer, Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, “Throughout early childhood kids often understand > 100 more words than they can say.  We built KidGlyphs to let them use those words with a tap, giving parents a new window into what their kids are thinking, feeling, and wanting.”  As pointed out, most of us understand a new language before we are able to speak it and verbalize our thoughts, feelings, or wants.  For kids, not being able to communicate can be quite frustrating.

KidGlyphs is easy to use.  Simply tap a Glyph image to hear the word spoken, scroll through to find other Glyphs by swiping, and combine taps to create phrases!  So your child could make a phrase like, “Mommy – Love – Daddy” by stringing together a series of taps.  Parents can also personalize the Glyph icons for their child by using icons that will be in their child’s everyday life and taking out those that are not applicable any more or yet.  There is also a game in the app called “Find It!” – this game challenges kids to find the Glyph that is named.

The KidGlyphs app comes preloaded with 34 Glyphs; and for the first 7 days after the app is downloaded a new Glyph will appear each day as part of the “Glyph of the Day” program.  By using “Glyph of the Day”, kids can learn new vocabulary – and “Glyph of the Day” packs of 30 new Glyphs may be purchased at any time to encourage learning and growth.

I thought that the KidGlyphs app was interesting and had a unique approach to language learning.  I think that this app could help children to express what they are feeling/thinking.  If you think that KidGlyphs could help your little one – I encourage you to check it out!

Price when Reviewed: FREE

See the app in iTunes

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Seller: Dr. Greene

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


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About The Author


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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