Today we’ve been playing with the new Elmer’s Photo Patchwork app which lets kids use their surroundings to decorate their own patchwork elephants.
Based on the well-loved, popular children’s book series ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’, the app lets children decorate Elmer’s herd in unique patchworks. Patches are found in the child’s real world surroundings, for example from flowers, clothing, fruit or even the sky above.
This is a sweet app and I love the fact it’s at its best outdoors. Everyone knows Elmer is not elephant colour and this app really allows children to be creative. There’s plenty to do, from choosing your own elephant from the 10 different ones, to which pattern they are decorated with. You can add your own photos along the way to make a really personalised elephant. I also love the feature that lets you turn off the save feature – meaning you don’t have to worry about clogging up your storage space with any unwanted pics!
Catherine Allen, the app’s producer says,
“Apps have so much potential for children’s creative development and play. Devices don’t have to be about keeping kids occupied and ‘glued’ to a screen. This app will get children looking up and appreciating the beauty in the world around them. In our testing, it’s been fantastic to see so many children have that moment where suddenly they realise all the amazing textures and patterns they are surrounded by.”
The app is £1.99 and available for iPad and iPhone on the App Store.