Children’s App Review: Fiete

March 22, 2013

Fiete, best app for kidsFiete, best app for kids

By Koseli.

After we received such an amazing response about Christoph Niemann’s new iPad app, we thought an occasional feature of our favorite apps for children would be helpful. We’ll be highlighting our favorite educational, beautiful, and thoughtful techy creations out there — many of which you said were your favorites!

Fiete is an illustrated, interactive book for children ages 1-3. You follow a friendly sailor type through a miscellany of games. Various tasks like, putting swiss cheese on toast, dropping apples in a basket, or loading cargo onto a ship take a little bit of coordination to master, but even a baby as young as a year could have fun moving the objects around.

The background music is darling and subtle, which becomes extra important after the app has been open awhile. : ) We loved this beautiful app and highly recommend it for a long flight or a lazy Saturday morning. Available for iPhone and iPad only. You can buy it here.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mau March 22, 2013 at 9:10 am

My 21 month old daughter loves Fiete! She especially loves popping the balloon and it’s refreshing to find an app she can use without guidance. She feels really grown up playing it! I also like the muted colours and the design. I’d recommend it to anyone.


2 Carter Higgins March 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

Oh, this looks awesome. Those illustrations are gorgeous! Thanks, Koseli!


3 becky March 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

So lovely!
You should really check out Jubitron The Girl Robot in The Lovely Little Picnic – it’s also sweet and fun and interactive.
Both my 2- and 6-year-old love the story, and I love that the protagonist is a girl robot. We really don’t have enough girl robot role models, I’d say. :)


4 Deidra March 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Even better, it’s free today! I think I’ll “save” it for the flights we have coming up next month. Thanks for sharing.


5 Jodi March 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Love suggestions. How about some android apps too!


6 Johanna March 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Yeah, love this series idea! I’d love to hear about apps for kids ages 4-7. And maybe this is old news, but I really love the app story called Morris Lessmore.


7 Angela March 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm

There’s an interesting article in the new Atlantic about iPads for toddlers:

My older children (6, 8, 11) love BrainPOP. Not everyone raves about Scholastic’s Storia app (a reader), but it has been great for our family & for our multiple devices. I think it works on kindles, androids, etc as well as apple devices. Stack the States and Stack the Countries are 2 more great apps for slightly older kids. Balloonimals & Highlights Hidden Pictures are fun for younger kids.


8 Andrea March 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

You should feature the reading rainbow app. Love!


9 Christine March 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

Our family loves Duck Duck Moose apps, especially the Itsy Bitsy Spider, Musical Me (creative learning about music) and Puzzle Pop, which my 2yo is just learning to do on his own.

We also like the Reading Rainbow app, but it’s not cheap and I won’t pay for a membership until he’s at least old enough to use it more regularly.


10 Daniele June 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

This app is simply great and my son started using it at the age of one and after six months is still crazy for it. Music is lovely too. I would love to find something similar but not easy task at all to compete!!


11 Koseli Cummings June 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

Agreed! It’s so charming and should we say, non-annoying? :) We love it so much. It’s super cute to watch him do all the tasks by himself too. It’s not easy to find great apps but hopefully this series will offer a few tips in the right direction. Thanks, Daniele.


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