Stop and Go! is a terrific app for toddlers and young preschoolers. It comes from Shortstack, the developers of Splish Splash Inn one of my toddler’s favorite counting apps. In Stop and Go! children control a stoplight and the traffic that passes by. There are twelve different vehicles and as each one stops at the light they can touch them and explore. They’ll learn the name of the vehicle and what it’s job is. The voice over work on the app is great. It’s done like a running dialogue between an adult and a child. The adult says the name of the vehicle and it’s repeated by the child’s voice. The adult then talks about the vehicle but it’s done in an entertaining, conversational way. There are some fun surprises in the app like when the farmer has some trouble with his tractor and trailer full of animals. Children can tap on the sun and then watch what the vehicles do as the time of day changes. When they’ve gone through all twelve an airplane flies by with a banner proclaiming “The End”. Start over and the vehicles come in a new order so it’s not repetitive.

My two year old has been enjoying Stop and Go! quite a bit. I keep hearing sirens and looking out the window for the fire trucks so the sound effects are good! Once again Shortstack has done a great job connecting with this age group and creating an app that’s fun and perfectly suited to their attention spans and interests.

I tried out Stop and Go! HD on the iPad but the app is also available for the iPhone. You will also find free versions of both the regular and HD apps if you’d like to try the app with three vehicles.

*Update 10/24 – My toddler has been playing with this app NON-STOP since it went on the iPad. She’s never shown much interest in vehicles before but boy does she love the ones here.

Price when Reviewed: $.99 for the HD and $.99 for the iPhone

See the app in iTunes

Seller: Shortstack

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

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