Lately I’ve been spending a fair amount of time looking after my daughters’ pre-school children so you can understand why a press release about a new website filled with children’s amusements caught my attention.
“Kidopo offers an innovative coloring application for coloring pages, which simulates a real coloring experience. Other sections of the sites are kids printables, games and craft videos.”
I must admit my expectations were low as many of these sites are very amateurish. However I was presently surprised; Kidodo is very professionally implemented. The coloring application in particular is very well done and emulates closely the pencil and paper experience.
A mouse is of course, more difficult to draw with than a pencil so Kidopo have created a spray paint effect when coloring rather than using solids as this is more forgiving of errors. It works well and most young children will find coloring on Kidopo pleasurable rather than frustrating.
But there’s much more on the site than just coloring. There’s an excellent collection of printables including stickers, connect-the-dots, birthday cards and much more. The computer games selection is well populated with hundreds of Flash games in a dozen different categories. There’s also a smaller selection of craft how-to videos.
All up this is a great site for younger children and I can recommend it highly. However a professionally implemented site like this costs serious money so I have no doubt that in the future it will be well populated with ads for children’s products. That’s commercial reality.
Website link: http://www.kidopo.com/