mzl.wuxbmjie.175x175-75Herd Absurd! Mix, match & collect by Tinybright Pty Ltd – This silly, toddler/preschool app is sure to make your little ones giggle with delight! It’s a simple game of building 15 different animals by selecting the appropriate top, middle, and bottom puzzle piece. First, tap the loop to the cord at the top of the screen to pull down the shade and reveal the center animal that you must build. Then, return to the puzzle screen and use your finger to slide images across the screen until you find the ones that match your target picture from above. After you complete one animal, tap the cord shade to retrieve your next target image. Proceed in this manner until all 15 animal puzzles are complete. Then just revel in your accomplishments with some visual and auditory entertainment! Be sure to keep the music and sounds on while playing because this definitely adds some entertainment to the game! Tap images at any time while building puzzles to see and hear adorable feedback.

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As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I like this app for 2-3 year olds working on simple naming for animals, body parts, and concepts (top, middle, bottom.) Herd Absurd would lend itself as a nicely to reinforce the following language sessions addressing any of the above tasks. I would like to see the developers take the game one step further by adding more difficulty levels. Right now, once you complete all 15 puzzles, the same game starts again.

For anyone who would like to try the app out for free first download Herd Absurd Mini! Mix, match & collect

Here’s what the developers have to say about this app:

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Herd Absurd encourages kids to explore each animal combination by poking and prodding different body parts to see what happens. With thousands of possible animal combinations and over 150 animations and sound effects…it’s guaranteed toget some giggles!

It also provides a challenge to collect all the animals, learning shape and color matching along the way. Kids can play however they like, depending on their skill level. Features:

    • Retina enabled artwork, made with love and attention to detail
    • Made for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
    • Free play and challenge play – kids can participate according to their age and skill level
    • Retina enabled artwork, made with love and attention to detail
    • Every part of every animal can be poked for funny sounds and animations
    • Kids can choose their favorite colored blocks to play with
    • Over 150 animations and custom sound effects
    • Over 2700 possible animal combinations
    • Sounds and music can be turned on/off
    • Ages 2 and up

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NanetteCote_HeadshotNanette Cote, MA, CCC-SLP has her own speech-language practice, Therapediatrics. She is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in Naperville, Illinois who was has been practicing Speech Pathology for close to two decades. Her blog, speech2me, was named one of the top Speech-Language blogs for 2012. For more information about this practitioner, please visit speech2me Blog or Facebook page

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