App Review
Additional Description

Create balloon animals by touching the screen, blowing into the microphone and shaking the device. Animals change shape, grow and interact on the screen.

Format iPhone, iPad
Age Range under school, early primary
Motivators noise/auditory, visual
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy
Evidence-based Intervention Individual Supports
Targeted Skills The app uses simple controls to allow students to develop touch screen skills through a simple cause and effect game. A variety of language can be promoted through the app.
Great For
  • Developing simple touch screen skills
  • Develop language skills by describing the activities e.g. develop use of verbs ‘blow’, ‘make’, ‘look’ etc.
  • Develop describing skills by talking about colours, shapes and size.
  • Develop comprehension skills by following instructions.
  • Develop narrative and sequencing skills by talking about what to do first, next, last etc.
  • Talk about predictions e.g. what will happen if we blow more air in?
  • Develop turn taking with peers if looking at the app in a group.
Please Consider
  • To promote language learning the app would be best completed with support from an adult.
Generalise Skills and Knowledge
  • Photos of the animals can be taken through the iPad to print for a scrap book activity for discussion or news telling.
  • Photos can also be emailed to other people for a literacy activity.
  • Language related to balloon play might be practised in the app, and then consolidated in a real life activity with balloons.

Developer: IDEO

Price: 2.99 AUD

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

IDEOko Balloonimals

Customer ratings: (255 ratings)
Category: Education, Entertainment
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, JA, KO, ZH, Spanish
Rated: 4+

Updated: 27.03.2009
Version: 5.53
Size: 124.2 MB
Requirements: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

Hey Kids!
Beautifully rendered Balloonimals spring to life when you blow into the microphone on your iPhone or swipe with your iPad/iPod Touch. Watch the balloon inflate and then give your phone a shake to start constructing your Balloonimal. With...

Screenshots IDEOko Balloonimals

Screenshots IDEOko Balloonimals for iPad

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