Name: Kids Doodle-Color and Draw
Age/Developmental Stage: Toddler-Early School Age
Available for these devices: iOS and Android
This app is a fun drawing app on the go! It has different brushes, colors, and designs to choose from! This app can allow kids to design their own drawings or recreate drawings from photos in a photo gallery.
Child Life Specialists should use this app as a distraction tool as appropriate, especially when awaiting for procedures or during procedures if the child has a free hand. This can also be used as a form of art therapy. I think it would be great to use this when art supplies are limited! This is also great for parents and kids when they need distraction when waiting, for long car rides, or if they want to express creative ideas!
I explored this app and it was so much fun! Loads of bright colors to choose from and definitely no restrictions! I would recommend this app for a larger device such as an iPad or tablet. I would use a phone device for traveling purposes or as the child has more developed fine motor skills since the screen is smaller.