Mini Monet (iOs) Review
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Finally, an art app for kids that goes beyond cookie cutter coloring pages. Mini Monet is an universal app for iPhone and iPad that promises to be “a creative playground for little kids”. If you have children, likely your iOs device is filled with kid friendly apps, but it’s just as likely that many of […]
Mini Monet is an universal app for iPhone and iPad that promises to be “a creative playground for little kids”. If you have children, likely your iOs device is filled with kid friendly apps, but it’s just as likely that many of them are a disappointment. Most never go beyond some simple “coloring” pages and a spot to scribble, and sadly kids soon lose interest. For those of who see instilling a love of the arts to be an important part of our job as parents, it’s a problem. Happily, Mini Monet delivers in spades on its promise to give kids a great artistic experience. With a variety of ways to to create artwork, different skills levels, and weekly challenges to keep them coming back, it’s sure to be a favorite for your little Picassos.
One of the things I most liked about Mini Monet is the approach it takes. Kids can create in whatever way works for them. For those looking to learn by imitation, the “Symmetry” section is the perfect place to start. Symmetrical drawings are presented on grid paper, with the left side drawn in, and the right left blank for the child to create. Little artists can choose from easy, moderate, and difficult drawings as their skill level grows, and the picture can be colored, stickered, and more once drawn.
For those who prefer to free hand it, the “Draw” offers a selection of papers in textured, colored, and ruled options. Once paper is selected, kids have more than just a pencil at their disposal. They can select from paintbrush, pencil, marker, and eraser to color things in just so, and then add a variety of different effects, from sparkling colors eye popping swirls to all kinds of great stickers. The drawings can also be flipped and moved around the page, and then saved to the child’s art book to admire again and again.
Of course, some kids do just want to color, and Mini Monet offers plenty of that as well, with over one hundred coloring pages of things like animals, kids, dragons, and princesses, there’s sure to be something for every interest. Kids can even “buy” more pages from the art store, with coins earned within the app. In the Art Club, kids can admire (and “like”) completed works of art by other artists, as well as adding their own to the gallery. This feature, along with the weekly challenge feature where children are given a specific challenge project, require parent approval before use (but are completely safe for kids, as no identifying information is given).
Mini Monet is a kids’ art app that has a whole lot to offer. There are so many different ways to create, and so many fun features to use, that keep kids busy and engaged – and loving art. It’s enjoyable for a wide variety of ages, and has some really great features that keep kids coming back for more. If you only buy one art app – make it this one. Mini Monet is well worth its tiny price tag.