Many kids love to draw. Drawing is not only a form of self expression, but also a tool to promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. There are many drawing apps on the App Store, but the latest to draw our attention is DogBiscuit. Developed by Blackstaff Games, it's an interactive drawing book in which kids follow adorable characters through beautiful worlds.
Draw the World
When kids open the app for the first time, they will be introduced to the app's mascot and namesake: DogBiscuit. DogBiscuit is an adorable dog who enjoys exploring new places. Kids follow him as he goes through an orchard, a beach, then outer space. Along the way, they also help him put back things that are missing from each place, such as trees and sandcastles, by tracing over the included drawing templates.
Designed for ages five and under, but also entertaining for the whole family, DogBiscuit has no rules or scores. Kids can draw things as simple or as detailed as they like, and thus how each environment ends up looking is completely in the their hands. The app includes over 20 drawing templates plus a variety of colorful crayons to choose from.
As kids complete more and more drawings, they also unlock funny costumes for DogBiscuit. They can bring up the dress-up menu by tapping on the menu button on the top left and then tapping the hanger icon. Some of the costumes that they can collect include a Santa Claus costume, overalls, and many more.
Parents Need to Know
DogBiscuit is easy to use. Navigation is mostly intuitive, even without instructions, so even young kids should be able to figure out what to do.
The app has no third-party ads and no in-app purchases. No Internet connection is necessary to use the app, which makes it excellent for traveling.
Things I Like
DogBiscuit is a cute app for young kids to develop their creativity and fine motor skills. It's made well and features engaging worlds and adorable characters. I love how kids can add their own narrative to create their own story while also learning about the things they draw. I do think it would nice if every object drawn were named, instead of just a few, so that kids can expand their vocabulary as they play.
Another thing I like about the app is that you can save multiple user profiles. This allows more than one child can share the app on the same device. To create a new user profile, simply tap the "New User" icon on the main page.
I highly recommend DogBiscuit if your kids love to draw. Cute and easy to use, the app is ideal for preschool-aged kids yet is also exciting for the whole family. There are no rules, and kids can draw as simple or as detailed as their ability allows. A dress-up game, available on the side, adds an additional layer of fun.
App was provided for our honest review.