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Caboodle Doodle

Caboodle Doodle

Spring 2012 Mobile Apps
Ages: 4 & Up
Developer: Shoe the Goose
Download Price: $0.99
Platform: iPad

What kid does not love to draw and paint? In the Caboodle Doodle app for iPad, children start by choosing one of six canvas textures: paper, cloth, cardboard, stone, leather or brick in a wide array of colors. Next, children can begin painting on their canvas in a multitude of colors with fifteen different "brush" styles. The brush styles, available in small, medium and large, accurately simulate a broad range of instruments, including not only the traditional brush, but also a cannon, straw, slingshot and even a lady bug and worm! The two bugs move around the canvas tracking paint as they go. There are tons of stencils, glitter effects and objects, such as stars, flowers, and sports equipment, that can be added for special touches. In addition to painting, stenciling and stamping, children can add text and photos to their artwork. Finished work can be saved and even emailed. This app encourages creative and artistic skills in an appealing package filled with unique features, though parents should note that some features are less-than-intuitive and may frustrate younger users.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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Shoe the Goose
Available on iTunes

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