Tally Tots and Alpha Tots are staples on our iPad. My almost 2 1/2 year old has been very keen on them lately, they’re great fun and I was very excited to hear that Spinlight Studios had a brand new app out. Table Tots is the name and we’ve only been playing around with it for the weekend but it’s already blown me away.
Table Tots takes a different approach from Tally and Alpha Tots. Those apps do the teaching but here your iPad becomes a “table” and Spinlight provides everything you need to create your own educational lessons and activities. Would you like your child to work on colors or sorting shapes? No problem! Choose from one of the tables and then pick the colors or shapes you want to use as “manipulatives”. I say table but think of it as your screen, turned into an interactive worksheet of sorts. There is one table that’s simply divided in half. Perfect for a simple sorting exercise. There’s another table that has a row of squares just right for filling with a pattern. Another has an outline for an addition problem, one with the alphabet listed out. The possibilities are limitless.
After you select your table it’s time to choose what you’ll put on it. When it comes to the things you can work with Table Tots covers everything needed for early education. Colors, shapes, letters, numbers, money, Base-10 blocks, dominoes. It’s all here. There are also objects, one for each letter of the alphabet. You can decide exactly what you’d like to work with on the table but if you’d like to save time Table Tots comes with “quick sets” that are all ready to go. If you’re not comfortable directing your own lesson then Spinlight has included several activities for you. These are called “quick scenes” and several are included for each educational focus.
I truly am in awe of this app and it’s versatility. There’s no doubt that Table Tots is going to be an invaluable educational resource. It’s an app that makes me wish every teacher had access to an iPad. The things Kindergarten teachers could do with this resource!
Wonderful job Spinlight Studios! I’m not one bit surprised the app is already on Apple’s New & Noteworthy list and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
*This is an iPad only app.*
Price when Reviewed: $1.99
Seller: Spinlight Studios
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.