I've been spending a lot of time on my iPad lately - frequent travels and hours spent in airports and on flights will do that to a girl!
I can only download so many free sitcom episodes on iTunes, and while I do love to read, I become bored with that as well after a while. So while I am browsing through the many apps available for iPads and iPhones, I often come across fun little things like the Lion and The Mouse storybook app I shared with you yesterday. While I might not always be able to use them myself (because I already know how to read!), I do find great apps to share with my nieces and nephew and my readers!
With children going back to school this month, I thought I'd share a fun coloring book app available for the iPad and iPhone - it's called Ocean Coloring Book! and you can actually download it for free from iTunes right now!
Now, I am not going to lie, I might have played this a little myself...you know, just to see how it works. It's really cute and I can see the kids having a lot of fun with it! Ocean Coloring Book works on the iPhone or ipad as a coloring book but your children can use their fingers to "paint" or color, so it is encourages their fine motor skills while being fun.
- Use unique color in the lines feature to make professional looking pictures
- Shake your iPad or iPhone to clear the picture and start over
- Zoom in and out to color small spaces, with over 60 colors to choose from
- Save your pages to the gallery, the photo album or even email them to friends and family
- Use our paint bucket tool to easily color beautiful pictures
- Color your own photos from the photo album
- Share your page with others on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr
Of course you can see that adults might enjoy coloring in this app as well as children - it reminds me of a certain drawing app that is really popular right now, but it lacks that competitiveness that takes the fun out of being creative!
I think the best part of the features is that children can send their finished masterpieces via email or share them via their parent's social media networks. The next time your little one wants to send a card to grandma? Have them color a pretty picture in the Ocean Coloring Book and then upload it to Grandma's Facebook, or email it to her!