Tamarind Tots - Diwali iPad App!
With Diwali just a few days away, this is the perfect application to be downloading for you kids. Tamarind Tots lets your kids explore the festival of lights!
Diwali is just around the corner, folks! Looking for a fun way to teach your kids about Indian culture and their festivities? This app will engage and educate your kids on the ins and outs of Diwali!
Tamarind Tots is proud to present to you Diwali with Tamarind Tots, the app that teaches your kids about the various aspects of Diwali celebrations! Just in time for Diwali too! Other apps by Tamarind Tots teach children about other exciting Indian cultural celebrations such as Holi – the Hindu festival of colours.
Can I download the app if I don’t celebrate Diwali?
The focus of the app isn’t placed so much on the religious aspect of the festival as the creators wanted to make this an exciting learning experience for kids from all races.
With the app you get to dress the tamarind tots, Krish and Niki, in traditional Indian outfits. As you select each article of clothing there is a vocal note of the name of the article of clothing you’ve selected. Vocal notes make learning for children easier, they’re quick to pick up a word after they hear it.
In essence, the application is designed to expose kids to different cultures at a young age. This is especially important in a multi-racial country like Singapore. Acceptance of different races and cultures can be gained through simple things like taking the time to educate children – this app presents an easy way of doing so!
Head over to the next page to find out more about the Tamarind Tots and their app!
What else can the app do?
The app comes with two modes, story mode or game mode. We know that girls prefer learning through reading while boys take a more what-does-this-do approach.
Walk with, Krish and Niki through the different stages of the application. Aside from dressing your Tamarind Tots you get to decorate colourful rangoli (Indian folk art often made from rice or flour) and choose from 8 firecrackers to light!
There are over 20 Hindi Diwali-related words for you children to learn as they play and discover the application. Without any religious under or overtones the app works for children of all races as an interactive method of learning about different cultural celebrations.
Where can I find the app?
You can download the application at the App Store for just S$1.28! Unfortunately, the app is currently only compatible with the iPad but will be available on your iPhone and android phones next year! Be sure to check it out and get your kids into the mood for this great, exciting festival!
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