Eric Carle's My Very First App by Night & Day Studios, Inc. (Universal)
Released: Oct 2, 2010
Version: 3.0.0
Size: 91 MB
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Eric Carle's My Very First App

Night & Day Studios, Inc.
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

** Now contains all 6 sets with purchase: Colors, Animal Homes, Numbers, Shapes, Food and Animal Sounds! No longer with in app purchase, all sets are included **

Also includes six different languages! Narration and translation in: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, and British English. “Pretty much everything Eric Carle produces is beloved by children across the world. No doubt this app will be too.”

This fun educational app has three matching games based on Eric Carle’s classic best-selling My Very First Books, designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad.

Ever since The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate his way through a week of food, Eric Carle has become known internationally for his distinctive hand-painted tissue collage style and innovative book design. He created some of the first truly interactive storybooks. Now Night & Day Studios has adapted Eric Carle’s vibrant illustrations from My Very First Books into a suite of interactive, educational games.

The app contains 3 levels of game play: Easy (ages 1-3), Medium (ages 2 and up) and Hard (ages 3 and up). These gently increasing stages of difficulty can grow along with your child, and continue to challenge them throughout their early learning years. In Easy mode the screen is divided in half—just like the original books—and your child can swipe the lower and upper halves to find a match (for example, the color yellow with a picture of lemons). The Medium and Hard modes are based on the game of Memory; players are presented with a set of cards face down and must find a pair by flipping over cards and identifying their matches or their related concepts.

For this version, we have translated and localized the app into 6 languages: French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Japanese, UK English. There is a loop mode for endless play, and two different ways for little kids to play Easy mode. With our innovative “tap & hold” feature, you can also help your little ones stay in the game instead of accidentally going to the home screen or changing options. Go to the Options & Help screen and choose Settings to turn on these features or switch to another language.

The app comes with six different sets: Colors, Animal Homes, Numbers, Shapes, Food and Animal Sounds. Each set has been adapted for all three game levels, and is translated into all six languages.

My Very First App was made by Night & Day Studios, the creators of the beloved toddler apps Peekaboo Barn and Peekaboo Wild. Check out our other Eric Carle apps: Counting with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends Stickerbook. To find out about upcoming releases please email to be added to our mailing list. If you have any feedback or problems with the app, please email us at and we’ll respond with speedy solutions.

We have been fans of Eric Carle since we were kids ourselves, and it has been an honor to work on this project with the Eric Carle Studio and Chorion. The graphics, sound effects, and narration are all presented at the highest quality. The illustrations were rendered for all iOS 4 devices including the iPad and the Retina display.

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Night & Day Studios is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families. Recommended ages: 1-3, 3-6
Categories: Early Learning, Counting, Colors, Shapes, Letters, Matching, Numbers, Environment, Reading, Games, Foreign Language, Special Needs

What's new in version 3.0.0
Removing in app purchase. The app now includes all 6 books with purchase: Colors, Animal Homes, Numbers, Shapes, Food and Animal Sounds!

Little ones can express their creativity with classic Eric Carle characters in our new app, The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends Stickerbook!
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Eric Carle's My Very First App is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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