When I read Augmented Reality cards I wasn’t sure what to expect. They sounded cool, yes, plus they fit in more than one category of things my son likes.
They were flashcards which he loves.
They had numbers and letters which he goes crazy about.
And he gets to use them with the iPad. Does it get any better than that?
The Cypher Kids Club Interactive Cards are available in Letters, Numbers and Animals. I ordered two sets the Numbers and Letters from the Apple Store and a couple of days later they were delivered to my front door.
When we opened the boxes my 5 year old was very excited about the cards. They are big and thick and very easy to read. He wanted to open both packages and play around with them. I explained to him that we were going to play with the cards and the iPad.
I searched for the Apps on the App Store and downloaded the free apps for both programs. The download and installation took a little a longer than I expected and I wish I had done that before showing him the packages. All in all he was pretty good at waiting.
The first App to install was the Letters one. And here comes the best part, I was reading the instructions and trying to figure out where the card went and how it worked…and he was already working it!
The cards have two sides, one with the letter or number and a picture and in the back there is special 3D marker. In order to make the card work you place it flat on a table with the 3D marker looking up and point the iPhone or iPad’s camera to that section. It immediately pops up in your screen.
It was great fun for the entire family to see the cards come to live. The first card we tried out was the A and there were astronauts flying around.
I wanted to move on over to other letters but he was very quick to say he wanted to try out the numbers. He loved counting and reading, and touching all the elements that were popping up.
When we stopped playing with the iPad he went back to the cards and just played with them as flashcards.
My husband and I were very impressed when we saw the cards come to live and think it is a great way to teach kids about numbers and letters.
Good things to know:
The Cypher Kids Club work with: iPod touch 4th generation or newer, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, iPad2 and iPad 3rd generation.
Here’s a short video of our experience. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Cypher Kids Club #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.
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