App Review: Shake the Tree!

It's giggle time!

Kids ages 2 to 4 years will love "Shake the Tree!" by Fox and Sheep. Shake the tree, either with a finger (fine motor skills) or by shaking the device (gross motor skills) and see which animal falls out. Each animal has a different animation and will do silly actions, with a tiny amount of problem-solving involved. Once you and your child have worked through all the animals, you'll have the option to start all over again, but this time in a different order. Can your child remember what to do?

Even better? The app is based on the book Shake the Tree, opens a new window by Chiara Vignocchi.

"Shake the Tree!" app is currently only available on the Apple Store, opens a new window for $2.99 and on the Android Store, opens a new window for $3.49.

*Remember, as with all media, it's best if you and your child play together. The American Pediatrics Association recommends that children ages 2 to 5 have a trusted adult to relate what they're seeing to the world around them. They also suggest that screen time be limited to one hour a day for this age group. For more information, take a look at their recommendations for media usage, opens a new window.