The Drawnimal App Fuses Old and New to Teach Kids the Alphabet

 - May 7, 2013
References: drawnimal & fastcodesign
The Drawnimal iPad app teaches the alphabet to children by synthesizing technology and paper to create a unique multimedia experience.

After placing your iPad on paper, you're shown what to draw with an accompanying letter. With the completion of your masterpiece, you tap the screen. An absolutely adorable animation that completes your picture appears and the app moves on to the next letter. The app also reads out what the animal is, along with the first letter in its name.

Drawnimal is amazing because it seamlessly merges new technology with old school implements to teach kids something vital. By making you draw outside the screen, the app effectively brings the focus away from the iPad. With kids being immersed in a world of touch screens, Drawnimal is a nice break from the usual app.