Lazoo: Squiggles! & Lazoo: Let’s Color!, by Lazoo Worldwide, are two PREMIERE drawing apps, that you are not going to want to miss! Their motto: Create, Explore, Imagine, and as a company they promote and encourage children to “color outside the lines.” These apps are all about experimenting and taking risks. They compare themselves to living, breathing, coloring books. Simply color a page, press the GO button, and watch your drawings come to life.
Mission: Lazoo is a quality-conscious lifestyle children’s brand and media property emphasizing award-winning design, creativity, and play. Inspired by an internationally best-selling series of Japanese children’s books, Lazoo products all embody the same core mission: to foster a child’s creative process, encourage self-expression and empower the imagination.
Squiggles and Let’s Color are based on Lazoo’s “Hands On! Mind On!” curriculum, developed in conjunction with top educational experts.
Lazoo apps are designed to:
• build divergent thinking skills
• foster problem solving skills including implementing, evaluating, communicating, and revising creative ideas
• assist a child in becoming comfortable with uncertainty
• encourage a resilient approach to play and creative problem solving so that a child learns persistence
• support the kind of appropriate risk-taking in play and thinking that inspires creativity
• encourage an interest in, and openness to, emotion in both play and thinking
“This app has a huge ‘Wow’ factor, as it encourages little ones to try new things … If you have a preschooler, don’t miss this one.” USA TODAY
TWA couldn’t agree more with this quote from USA TODAY. This is beyond brilliant! Best part, it’s free! Don’t just sit there, sprint! We found kids of all ages loved playing with this app; it’s not just for the preschool set! And yes, it does have a place in the classroom. A precious story to listen to or read, showcasing the characters and fun animations is an added bonus.
Lazoo: Let’s Color!
Hot on the heels of Lazoo’s debut app, Squiggles!, Let’s Color! is a magical (and educational) new twist on children’s coloring books.
TWA gives this app another empathic thumbs up! Again, the kids just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the open ended game play which is one element sorely missing in much of what children do today. Let’s Color! is magical and extremely educational, so much so that we don’t even want to use the term coloring book. Only a story starter is found to begin each page, the rest puts the child in the drivers seat…. And they then drive off into the sunset working on miraculous animated scenes that are all their own creations. Their masterpiece then comes alive, and yes it can be sent to grandma or friends via email. Oh, and almost forgot there is a short video clip for kids to meet the adorable Lazoo characters and watch them in action.
Squiggles and Let’s Color can be readily used by SLPs or Occupational Therapists looking to target speech and language, or address fine motor skills in a creative way.
Note: In-app purchases exist – they may be easily disabled.