There are no shortage of programs that allow kids of all ages to bang on the keyboard and display images and shapes and make noise. So why make another?
Because the opportunity exists here to teach kids something instead of just stimulating them. Most of these programs randomly show an image or a shape and play a sound whenever you child hits a key. That's a fine start, but it's not nearly enough.
When your child presses a letter key in KidSafe Keys, KidSafe Keys shows a picture of something that starts with that letter. Simultaneously, a voice reads the letter, and tells your child the name of the picture, the word is also shown. While your child learns the letter he also understands that letters make up words and words can express things in the world.
KidSafe Keys uses both upper case and lower case letters. When your child presses a number, the number is shown and a voice speaks the number. When your child presses another key (non-number or letter) a shape is displayed and a voice says the name of the shape.
Here are some key features of "KidSafeKeysLite osx":
· Teaches letter recognition
· Teaches number and shape recognition
· Introduces basic pre-phonics concepts
· Associates letters with words
· Associates words with pictures
· The free version displays and speaks letter names for each alphabet key. The full version contains an additional mode that includes pictures and words. Both versions use both upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and shapes.
· The free version includes a demo of the full version for letters A through E.