246993And now for a change of pace.

If your first reaction to this app is "Why would you let your toddler play with your $300 iPhone?", well, it's pretty clear you don't have kids, so you can skip this story.

For those who do have children in the 2-5 year old range, Whizzit 123 seems to be the functional equivalent of Doodle Jump that has them coming back again and again. The game simply consists of different objects that are presented in quantities of up to 10 or 20 based on a user selectable option, and the child simply taps on each one as they are counted out loud. Each item displays a brief animated flourish as they are counted. Each tap offers a small animation and the final tally is repeated out loud at the end. That's pretty much it.

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It's fun, educational, and strangely rewarding. My daughter rates it as "Yay!"

App Store Link: Whizzit 123, $0.99

TouchArcade Rating

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  • nbast

    My five year old's favorite iPhone game is Pocket God... :)

  • nbast

    My five year old's favorite iPhone game is Pocket God... :)

  • Shadowsfall

    *smiley face* :D, looks like a fun app xP, unfortunatly I don't have
    any kids lol

  • Shadowsfall

    *smiley face* :D, looks like a fun app xP, unfortunatly I don't have
    any kids lol

  • http://brattonbrothers.com/towersmash/ Erich

    My kids (4 & 6) still love building towers of blocks and knocking them down in TowerSmash. ( http://brattonbrothers.com/towersmash/ )

    And okay, Flight of the Hamsters :-P

  • http://brattonbrothers.com/towersmash/ Erich

    My kids (4 & 6) still love building towers of blocks and knocking them down in TowerSmash. ( http://brattonbrothers.com/towersmash/ )

    And okay, Flight of the Hamsters :-P

  • specialkbar

    how do you play pocket god?
    I got it a while ago and can't figure it out.

  • specialkbar

    how do you play pocket god?
    I got it a while ago and can't figure it out.

  • http://www.kotodama.net/blog Zak

    Tower Smash is indeed awesome for the little ones (and even, I admit, for dad).

  • http://www.kotodama.net/blog Zak

    Tower Smash is indeed awesome for the little ones (and even, I admit, for dad).

  • http://www.davidleblond.com/ David

    For more fun toddler apps, search for Tantrum Apps in the app store. My daughter loves em!

  • http://www.davidleblond.com/ David

    For more fun toddler apps, search for Tantrum Apps in the app store. My daughter loves em!

  • drelbs

    My daughter loves my iPod Touch!

    Her favorites are Tappy Tunes and Bobble Zoo.

    She also likes watching the Sesame Street and TMBG podcasts.

  • drelbs

    My daughter loves my iPod Touch!

    Her favorites are Tappy Tunes and Bobble Zoo.

    She also likes watching the Sesame Street and TMBG podcasts.

  • Andrew

    heh... my two-year-old son loves Touch Physics and Fastlane Racing. He particularly loves the fact that the first track in Fastlane has trains running over the track. He's pretty good at mashing the gas pedal, but his steering leaves something to be desired.

    I'll probably check this app out-- it sounds a bit more educational than racing.

  • Andrew

    heh... my two-year-old son loves Touch Physics and Fastlane Racing. He particularly loves the fact that the first track in Fastlane has trains running over the track. He's pretty good at mashing the gas pedal, but his steering leaves something to be desired.

    I'll probably check this app out-- it sounds a bit more educational than racing.

  • Ian

    My son is 4 and this game would bore him after 30 seconds. He's been able to count into the 30's (english and spanish) since before he was 3.

    Games he likes on my Touch:

    Pocket God, iCombat, PocketTanks, iBlast Moki, Coast Guard, Heavy Mach., and Geared.

  • Ian

    My son is 4 and this game would bore him after 30 seconds. He's been able to count into the 30's (english and spanish) since before he was 3.

    Games he likes on my Touch:

    Pocket God, iCombat, PocketTanks, iBlast Moki, Coast Guard, Heavy Mach., and Geared.

  • http://www.jindofox.com jindofox

    Thanks for posting this, my 2-year-old will love it!

  • http://www.jindofox.com jindofox

    Thanks for posting this, my 2-year-old will love it!

  • http://www.fairladymedia.com fairlady

    Thanks for the review of our game! :)

    We've just submitted an awesome content update that includes more animated items to count and a new balloon-popping mini-game! Our daughters really love the new updates, and we think your kids will enjoy them too.

  • http://www.fairladymedia.com fairlady

    Thanks for the review of our game! :)

    We've just submitted an awesome content update that includes more animated items to count and a new balloon-popping mini-game! Our daughters really love the new updates, and we think your kids will enjoy them too.

  • Jindofox

    Fairlady -- is the voice supposed to stop after a few plays? It's missing bow on our 3GS devices and we miss it. Our little one could still use the extra help cues! Will there be an option to adjust it in the update?

    Thanks again for a sweet little app!

  • Jindofox

    Fairlady -- is the voice supposed to stop after a few plays? It's missing bow on our 3GS devices and we miss it. Our little one could still use the extra help cues! Will there be an option to adjust it in the update?

    Thanks again for a sweet little app!

  • http://www.fairladymedia.com fairlady

    Jindofox:

    In Whizzit 123 - the voice instructions should play every time (e.g. "Count the apples"... "Count the trains"... etc).

    In Whizzit Words - the voice instructions previously stopped after the first round of gameplay, but the new update has fixed this so that the instructions are repeated if the player has not done anything after 4 seconds.

    If your game is not working as described above, please send an email to support@fairladymedia.com and we'll get it resolved! Thanks for the feedback!

    - fairlady

  • http://www.fairladymedia.com fairlady

    Jindofox:

    In Whizzit 123 - the voice instructions should play every time (e.g. "Count the apples"... "Count the trains"... etc).

    In Whizzit Words - the voice instructions previously stopped after the first round of gameplay, but the new update has fixed this so that the instructions are repeated if the player has not done anything after 4 seconds.

    If your game is not working as described above, please send an email to support@fairladymedia.com and we'll get it resolved! Thanks for the feedback!

    - fairlady

  • ash1300

    Thanks for posting.

    My 1.5 year old loves playing with my iPod touch and I'll have to pick him up this game. We're working on his numbers, so this looks great.

    Right now, he's obsessed with the Duck Duck Moose games (itsy bitsy spider, old MacDonald and wheels on the bus).

  • ash1300

    Thanks for posting.

    My 1.5 year old loves playing with my iPod touch and I'll have to pick him up this game. We're working on his numbers, so this looks great.

    Right now, he's obsessed with the Duck Duck Moose games (itsy bitsy spider, old MacDonald and wheels on the bus).

  • ash1300

    Thanks for posting.

    My 1.5 year old loves playing with my iPod touch and I'll have to pick him up this game. We're working on his numbers, so this looks great.

    Right now, he's obsessed with the Duck Duck Moose games (itsy bitsy spider, old MacDonald and wheels on the bus).

  • ash1300

    Thanks for posting.

    My 1.5 year old loves playing with my iPod touch and I\'ll have to pick him up this game. We\'re working on his numbers, so this looks great.

    Right now, he\'s obsessed with the Duck Duck Moose games (itsy bitsy spider, old MacDonald and wheels on the bus).

  • http://www.fairladymedia.com fairlady

    One more comment to Jindofox:

    Many iPhone games (including ours) run into the following issue, which may have caused your audio problem:

    When you are *inside* the app, the volume buttons on your phone only affect certain sound effects within the game. When you are *outside* the app, the volume buttons on your phone affect others. So, to make the vocal instructions louder, you can exit the app, increase the ringer volume (using the buttons on the side of your phone), and then re-enter the app. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.fairladymedia.com fairlady

    One more comment to Jindofox:

    Many iPhone games (including ours) run into the following issue, which may have caused your audio problem:

    When you are *inside* the app, the volume buttons on your phone only affect certain sound effects within the game. When you are *outside* the app, the volume buttons on your phone affect others. So, to make the vocal instructions louder, you can exit the app, increase the ringer volume (using the buttons on the side of your phone), and then re-enter the app. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.Belindra.com Morgan

    I just finished my animated storybook, Belindra ā€“ Vegetable Delivery.
    While reading, you can click on the characters and the story comes alive!

    Website: http://www.Belindra.com
    YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYglV_qhrEg
    App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=332123201&mt=8

    I hope you like it!

  • http://www.Belindra.com Morgan

    I just finished my animated storybook, Belindra ā€“ Vegetable Delivery.
    While reading, you can click on the characters and the story comes alive!

    Website: http://www.Belindra.com
    YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYglV_qhrEg
    App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=332123201&mt=8

    I hope you like it!