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Draw and Tell - by Duck Duck Moose

Age Level: Ages 0–5
By Developer: Duck Duck Moose, Inc.

This application has been selected by Apple (yes, the same company that made your iPhone and iPad devices) as New and Noteworthy, and also won a Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design. How's that for snazzy?

Unleash your child's inner Picasso or Dali, with this highly creative application. This app is virtually unlimited in its use of teaching children.

First and foremost, it allows a child to draw anything with crayons, paint brushes or colored pencils. It offers various designs to paint with (such as a rainbow-colored crayon and a glow-in-the-dark crayon) and numerous stickers to place on the drawing. There is a wide variety of canvasses to draw on as well. For the iPad there are stencils for tracing. For all devices there is a separate coloring book.

What really separates this application out from other drawing or painting apps, aside from the variety offered in painting/drawing media, is the tell feature. After a drawing is completed you can record yourself discussing the drawing. You can also animate stickers around the canvass as you talk. You can save the drawings and recordings on your device as videos and e-mail them out, post them on YouTube, Facebook, or send them to others in text message. Or, you can just save them for posterity.

This application is unlimited for teachers or parents who want a fun and interactive way to teach anything to a child, and it's a ton of fun! In fact, your biggest difficulty with this app will be your own desire to share it with your kids. You might unleash your own Picasso!



Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


  • 27 crayons, 27 paint brushes, 27 colored pencils
  • Over 150 stickers of animals, food, cars, hats, MUSTACHES!!!
  • 32 canvasses
  • 22 patterns
  • Talk about your drawing or tell a story
  • Move the stickers about while you talk
  • Save the video and post it on YouTube, or not, whatever
  • Endless fun with all of the above

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