Eye Paint Animals, by Curious Hat, is one of the most innovative and invigorating apps we’ve seen to date. TWA had the pleasure of speaking with Luca Prasso, one of the co-founders of Curious Hat, and got a better understanding of where this state of the art company has been and where they hope to go. They strive to design tools for children that encourage discovery play and foster creativity, they succeed spectacularly. Curious Hat has taken the iOs user experience to a whole n’other level. Luca states, “Our apps are not games, they are discovery tools aimed at energizing kids to play, create, invent, explore and learn in enjoyable ways without the limitations of set parameters.”
We are incredibly excited to share this review with you and we assure you, this is not your typical app. First, get ready for movement – children will be using the camera feature of the iPad. In order to find the effects they want, movement is mandatory. Remember, it is not called a mobile device for nothing. This simple, but very edgy, app challenges your kid’s creativity and hopefully connects child to parent. Creatively speaking Eye Paint crosses the line and gives kids an opportunity to “finish the art” of a well know Italian painter. There are 20 original and kid-friendly drawings from Giorgio Cavazzano, one of the most famous Italian illustrators.
⦿ EyePaint ⦿ covers 3 main educational areas:
✭ The child’s desire to visually explore his/her surroundings
✭ The relationship between reality as perceived and the symbolic abstraction when applied to the illustrations
✭ The stimulation to use real-life images to express emotions
Curious Hat is the brainchild of Luca Prasso and Erwan Maigret, both of whom are parents and seasoned professionals from the feature film production and software development industries. Their past film work, includes DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek film series, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Over the Hedge.