Jasper's favorite song of late has been "trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat" with the bonus verse "if you don't, I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear!" Yeah, he's THAT kid. On the bright side, his obsession with underpants has finally led to the sudden decision to potty train. Seriously, he's been anti-underpants, anti-potty for months now but in a single day, he decided he was done with diapers. Weird kid.
Fittingly, we were asked to review a new app for iPhone and iPad, My Underwear. The bold, colorful illustrations might look familiar, since Todd Parr has produced about a zillion great kids' books.
My Underwear is the app equivalent of a giggle. It's bright and silly, relentlessly cheerful and fun, with four different game options. Jasper immediately went to work finger-painting underpants, with no need for me to explain. It's incredibly intuitive and easy for kids to play by themselves. I also like how it sneaks in the learning stuff, like having kids match undies to critters by color or shapes. Jasper is predictably fond of the game that lets you feed monsters with falling underpants, kind of a preschool laundry basket version of Tetris. The matching game is also chock full of adorableness, including robot among the critters, monsters and ubiquitous underwear.
It should be noted that 6 year old Roo loves playing with My Underwear, too. That does not sound right at all, does it?
Disclosure: In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that we received a free download of My Underwear in order to review it. I would pay $2.99 for it in a second, though.