Hillary Chybinski: App Review - Spot the Dot

Thursday, June 16, 2011

App Review - Spot the Dot

we had the opportunity to download and check out the Spot the Dot App for the iPad.

Are you familiar with pop-up master and New York Times best-selling children’s book author David A. Carter? (One Red Dot and the Bugs in a Box series).   He is the force behind this dynamic, eye-popping game.  What I loved is the fun way it invites toddlers and preschoolers to find different colored dots hidden in a wide variety of interactive playspaces. Your child simply taps the screen and simple geometric patterns in bright, clean hues captivate and educate them.  Owen was thrilled that he could just go off and play on his own.

The graphics are amazing and the creativity behind the app is completely evident and enchanting!

Owen (who is 4) loves to play it.  We got to the White Dot level - and neither of us could find it . . .he did such a great job until that level. . .but we finally found it and he was SO proud.  I love the music and the instruction too - Owen just sits there and plays it - with a look of enjoyment on his little face.

This is definitely one of our favorite Apps right now - educational, easy and fun all in one package.

From the publicist: David A. Carter is one of the modern masters of the pop-up book, whose work has surprised and delighted children around the world. He’s best-known for the Bugs in a Box series, which has sold more than 6.5 million copies in 12 countries. One Red Dot, the first of his innovative books featuring abstract, Calder-like paper sculptures, pushed the boundaries of what a pop-up book can be. The sequels, 600 Black Spots and White Noise, were both named New York Times Best Illustrated Books.

Have you tried this App or one of David's books? I'd love to hear about your experiences.

catch you soon -

note - i received a code to download the Spot the Dot App from iTunes for the purpose of this review.  As always, all opinions expressed here are my very own.


  1. I'll have to try this. I bet my kids would love it, especially for long car rides this summer!

  2. I've never heard of this, but my kids love playing games on my Ipad. I will definitely check it out!