BabySparks - Development App
4.5

BabySparks - Development App

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-08-14
  • Current Version: 2.2.27
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 103.77 MB
  • Developer: BabySparks LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • Rating Count: 6 776

Description

1,300+ baby development activities and milestones for children 0-24 months. Designed by experts, used by over a million parents around the world. BabySparks gives you a customized program to support your baby's specific development needs. PLAYING THE RIGHT WAY= IMPROVED DEVELOPMENT The first months and years of life are the most critical time for your child’s development. Consistently reinforcing a broad range of positive experiences makes strong connections in the brain and helps enhance your child's progress, which will have a lifetime impact. BabySparks activities have been designed by leading child development experts to help you do the right things at the right time in the right way. The best part? Each activity is just about playing with your baby, so you have the benefit of great quality time together too. With BabySparks you get: DEVELOPMENT-DRIVING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR CHILD'S UNIQUE NEEDS: - Today's Program: A daily balanced mix of suggested activities that address all critical areas of development - A fully browsable collection of activities – Want help with crawling? Are you at the beach? We’ve got activities for any situation - Our activities are not only customized by age, as you use BabySparks it learns and adapts to your baby's UNIQUE development needs - Each activity has a brief illustrative video to help you understand exactly what to do - Keep track of activities you complete and those you especially love DIRECT ACCESS TO DETAILED MILESTONE INFORMATION: - All relevant content about key milestones in one place –specific to your baby’s age and organized by development category - Information provided by month: explore what's coming next DEVELOPMENT REPORTS & CRITICAL RELATED INFORMATION - Get personalized reports summarizing your child's development progress - Receive expert-written articles relevant to your baby's current development stage All of our activities and development information are organized by critical areas of development: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Cognitive, Speech, Sensory, Self Care and Social-Emotional. SUBSCRIPTION PRICING & DETAILS: BabySparks can be downloaded at no cost. Our free version allows you to use our app and to create a profile for your baby with access to a few sample activities, milestones and other development information. If you choose to become a premium member, you will unlock all our premium activities. You can do this through our monthly, annual or lifetime packages: - Monthly subscription: US$3.99 paid month-to-month - Annual subscription: US$23.99 (or US$1.99/month) paid once a year - Lifetime: US$37.99 (1-time payment) Your credit card will be charged for this subscription through your iTunes account once you confirm your purchase. Our monthly and annual subscriptions renew automatically unless cancelled 24 hours before the end of the current period. The price of your subscription won't increase when renewed. You can manage and turn off auto-renew for your subscriptions in your iTunes account settings. You can find additional information on how to cancel or manage your subscriptions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039 For our privacy policy and terms of use, please go to: http://babysparks.com/privacy http://babysparks.com/terms

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Reviews

  • Unless you pay..this app no use

    1
    By susmidas
    All the activities are locked... has high charges for individual unlocking. No use.
  • AMAZING

    5
    By basedparis
    I wish I had this with my first child, but I am so happy that I found it with my second! We use it everyday.. so many activities to help different areas of your child’s development. Worth the purchase!
  • Amazing Development App for Babies!!

    5
    By JFMF4
    As a Father of 4 children, I have found this app to an indispensable tool in enriching my children’s development. I have seen firsthand the many benefits and improvements my children have experienced as a result of using this app. It is very easy to use, covers very important areas of their development and incorporates a wide variety of activities, and all the while I am bonding with my child. This app is an absolute MUST for every parent!
  • Love this app!

    5
    By Ky7841
    Love this app! It gives me a lot of different activities to do daily with my little! It help further his development and helps me know where he is in development. Highly recommend!
  • Great and helpful app!!

    4
    By JessDawg31
    Very pleased with this app! And I feel like my son has a jump start on development since doing all these activities everyday! Only thing is it takes awhile to load and have to restart it several times a day! Hopefully maybe this is a quick adjustment and can be fixed! But overall great app def. worth the money!!
  • Amazingly robust!

    5
    By LouPat4110
    Such a comprehensive app with videos and explanations. So helpful!
  • Love this app!

    5
    By LeoB1274
    Thank you. Thank you! For the price of a coffee a month I’m getting this amazing tool to help my baby develop correctly in the first years! I love books, but I badly needed a more practical tool to show me exactly how to support my baby. Love this app!
  • Best money I’ve spent for my child

    5
    By JanineCh
    I began using BabySparks just to have some fun activities to do with my baby. But it is so much more. It has taught me so much about my little one’s development and how to support it that I know recommend it to all my friends. I love that each activity has a video. It is very helpful to help me understand how to do the activity. For all the research, content that this app offers and the impact that it is having in my baby I feel like this is the best money that I have paid in a long while.
  • A Must Have For New Parents

    5
    By Lulu.Mac
    I have used BabySparks with my 2 kids and love this app. When my first son was born I had many questions related to his development. I knew this was a critical period in his life, but even after reading several books I didn’t feel as if I had it under control. Then I started using BabySparks. Every day I get a few activities to do with my children. They are simple to do, they are fun and they help support some aspect of their development. The unexpected benefit is that I feel that they have also to bond with my kids, as it creates a space for us to have quality time every day. After doing each activity the app asks for feedback and learns about their specific needs. My 2 children couldn’t be more different from one another and BabySparks has picked on this and customized its recommendations for their very different needs. In addition to the activities to supoort development the app allows me to track their progress using their milestones and reports sections. This is important to me, because when I first became a mom I used to get so many opinions from friends and family, often conflicted. So I didn’t know who to trust. Tracking my children’s development has given me peace of mind that everything is ok.... My only suggestion to the developers is that they continue to expand their program. I would love to have this support for at least a couple of additional years.
  • Help with purchasing??!

    4
    By DanniBoy033
    This app is perfect for me but in order for me to get the full benefit I would need to subscribe, when I try to subscribe it does not let me. It gives me 3 options of subscriptions when I tap on the one I want it does nothing . So where can I purchase the whole app at??
  • 🙂

    5
    By Berny!!
    Love it helpful
  • Horrible customer service

    1
    By bionx27
    I’ve sent several emails in regards to my account and not being able to access anything. No replies! I cannot find a number to call for assistance yet you continue to charge me no problem. This is ridiculous and absolutely unprofessional
  • Extremely helpful!

    5
    By Ack5887
    I have been using this app since birth of my first daughter and it has proven itself helpful. Consistency is key, but as long as you keep “fun” practicing with your child, it is an amazing tool and resource. I have even had my husband download it to continue our play and learning when he has baby duty :) Thank You Baby Sparks!
  • Good app

    3
    By krazyloco33
    I’m not sure if it doesn’t save settings, but I added child & it worked a few days & then was like new & I had to resetup- I wouldn’t save my child even after adding him a few times, so not happy with that part!
  • Baby Sparks Sparks creativity

    5
    By CarricoNicole
    Helpful for those mom moments when your brain is fried but you want to go Interacr with your sweet baby
  • Your day feels meaningful!

    5
    By Smexorrlent
    Choose just 5 of the suggested activities for your baby, in categories like Speech and Fine Motor. Do some or all of these activities for 5 minutes each (or more of baby enjoys them!) and you can check it off, knowing you worked on their development that day in a specific way. -See and check off your baby’s skills as they develop. -Video example for visual learners -Feel accomplished instead of overwhelmed, whenever you do something engaging with your little one -1-click tailoring to your baby Dear developers: please make more months ASAP! My 28-month-old and I love your app, but he has almost finished the activities!
  • Great

    3
    By jtoig
    It is a great app, only concern is that in order to really use the app you need to buy it. The free version is just a demo.
  • Bueno

    5
    By Jespuca1984
    Bueno pero he tenido problemas con el pago
  • Love it!

    5
    By Nugget rockstar
    Awesome app! I love using it everyday to help my daughter with her development.
  • Sham! This isn’t free!

    1
    By JNSBRAINCANCER17
    I was excited about this, I’ve never written a review. As a sahm, I was looking forward to new activities as I’ve not had a baby in over 15 years. I’m starting all over again and it’s been amazing, but challenging...after looking at 2 activities, an add to pay popped up. Very disappointed that wasn’t shown prior to downloading and wasting my time!
  • BS

    1
    By stacynp90
    I think it’s BS that you have to pay to see the activities in the app. The activities that are free are WAY to easy for my LO. Like “practice head lifting,” really he’s 4 months old lol. Deleting. Waste of time.
  • Meh...

    2
    By Ravenwolfe84
    This is essentially a $38 app. The free version is not even worth downloading as it has next to no features unlocked. This app needs to be less expensive! :/
  • Purchase error

    5
    By JHS 2626 :^)
    I found today that activities were locked although I had made a lifetime purchase. And I accidentally made another purchase while trying to fix the problem. Could you refund the purchase I made today? Why were they locked in the first place?T_T
  • Unlimited growth for baby

    5
    By kartersmommy18
    Helps you teach things to baby you probably never knew to do with baby. The app is extremely helpful, if your a new parent this app is definitely for you. Even if your not a new parent there still could be things you could learn.
  • Subscription problems

    1
    By Juddypower
    I accidentally hit the yearly purchase and thought I had cancelled it. I then purchased monthly but was charged for both and it won’t allow me to cancel the $38 purchase and has been charging me the monthly subscription. Not worth the cost of $4 monthly and definitely not worth $38.
  • Must buy subscription

    1
    By h-2_o
    Virtually Everything useful needs to be purchased, and you have to have pay for a subscription. Disappointing.
  • Will take your money but it won’t give you access to your subscription

    1
    By rst.ata
    Bought subscription, everything is still locked. No way to even connect your purchase without going through the purchase process again.
  • Love it!

    5
    By kam1717
    Give me so many great activities to do with my baby!
  • Me encanta esta aplicación

    5
    By mccr0201
    Muy buena aplicación
  • My baby girl

    5
    By Neilly33
    I enjoy seeing my baby girls development and doing tasks that help her learn and grow.
  • Great but can be glitchy

    3
    By Bianx_5
    Really love the app, it has great and different activities to choose from daily! One issue though is that I get logged out randomly. The past week every time I go to open the app I have to log back in. If I weren’t opening it to then immediately interact with my son it wouldn’t be an issue, but that’s exactly what I’m doing and it gets frustrating.
  • Makes you log in EVERY TIME you use it

    5
    By jamesaphone
    And it doesn’t save your info. Very annoying...
  • Not Worth the Price

    3
    By Tideling
    I liked the idea of this app, so I went ahead and bought a subscription so I could access the activities. Since then, I’ve been disappointed with it. This app is buggy, clunky to use, and hard to navigate. It’s absolutely not worth the price. As other reviewers have pointed out, the app constantly logs you out of it. There is also no option to save user info, so I have to type my email and password every time I open it — not a great feature on an app that should be opened several times a day. It also tends to randomly crash. There was no option to invite additional caregivers, unlike other baby apps I have used. My husband tried logging in using my information, but despite claims to sync across devices, we couldn’t get activities he did with our daughter to show up on my phone, and vice versa. Finally, the app as a whole is clunky and difficult to navigate. For example, there’s no obvious way to preview an activity. I like to overview everything on the list first so I can plan out my daughter’s activities. That way I know which activities can easily be grouped together and which ones need special equipment. But when you click on an activity to get more information, the app assumes you are doing it immediately. This app does have great ideas for ways to play with my newborn, which is why I gave it three stars. I also appreciated that it keeps track of my preemie’s real age and adjusted age. However, for this price, I would have expected a far more refined app. I feel like I could have gotten the same amount of information from a book, with a lot less frustration.
  • Unusable - paid lifetime subscription

    2
    By ftmjoy
    Update: The developer did respond to my email by telling me to delete and download the app again. I was able to access the paid videos. However I still have to log in every time I try to use it and logging in requires typing in your full email and password. When you have a baby ready to play it’s incredibly inconvenient and prevents me from using it much. For an almost $40 app (I have never paid this much for an app), it is not worth it. Despite paying the lifetime subscription, the subscription videos are locked and when I click on them, I am told to purchase a subscription again. When I look in the app to see my purchase history, it had no record of my purchase. However, I have an Apple receipt for the subscription and when I purchased it, it worked for a few days. In addition, I am constantly signed out and there is no option to save log in info or use fingerprint log in. As result I have to type my email and password every time. I have contacted the developer but so far I have received no response. There should be option to refund apps that do not work.
  • Activities

    5
    By Virtual PA
    Love that it is tailored to help in my daughter’s development.
  • Broken app

    1
    By Awaiting fix
    This seems like it should be a really good app but I can't even get it to turn on. All I get us a blank white screen. I hope this issue gets fixed soon because I'd really like to try the app.
  • The free version is pointless

    1
    By SKT709
    The part about there being a monthly fee is conveniently left out. The activities for my two month old included “lifting her head” and “tummy time”. Not exactly groundbreaking material. 🙄 Everything else you had to pay to unlock. I erased it the same day.
  • Amazing! But...

    4
    By ktspence
    I am a child development home visitor. I see 12-15 babies a week and help parents learn about developmental milestones and relevant activities. I love this app! I thought I had found the perfect tool to help during my visits. It allows me to enter the children and their date of birth. It even had “development professional” in the list of who is using the app. I purchased the subscription (one year) and then realized I was limited to five children. It would be great if there was a professional level subscription that allowed more. I think most full time professionals serve about the same number of children I do. It would also be awesome if the app went all the way to 36 months (but I won’t get too demanding) Overall, this is an wonderful tool for parents.
  • Good Mother’s helper

    5
    By copper.G
    Great information for us Mother’s.
  • High standard playing

    2
    By Msaddams
    When I first bought this app, first I thought it was monthly payment then when the entire year payment came out first I was a little upset and can’t get a hold of their billing department. Then there are the games, they expect you to have so many toys to play with that each activity is costing to go out and get the objects each activity. Example: grab five balls, each a different size and compare each size with the babies hands? Grab a sphere and have the baby practice crawling? Drop five objects in to cups...poke styrofoam? anyway you get the point. I don’t have styrofoam sitting around my house, I have a couple of balls and some blocks and a lot of toys, I went out and got some of the activity toys but each activity is until the next growth stage...so if you want to go out and buy several things to participate in the app then this is the app for you.
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Sethazz
    One of the best Apps in taking care and training a baby
  • Good Stuff!!!

    5
    By PoeticRa
    ☝🏿What the title said!!!
  • Not worth it.

    1
    By KstateFreckles
    I paid for a months subscription to see if I would like it enough to get the lifetime subscription. Ever since then I cannot see any of the activities and thus the app is useless. I deleted and re-downloaded the app with no change. I haven’t been able to use the app in 3+ days at this point I point I want a refund. *** I have deleted and added the app back at least 3x! So no that is not the issue. I have been logged out while using the app and multiple times have tried to use the actives on the app only to find that none were available.
  • Love the application but not recently

    4
    By Nesett
    Started out loving the application used it daily! I have six month old twins. As of late while using the application it crashes and erases the day sometimes even the week and resets the profile.
  • Best $24 you can spend on your baby!

    5
    By Bear's Mummy
    I was already playing with my newborn but wanted to ensure I was offering mental and visual development as well as the physical. This app gave me several options for each type of development, daily and is very user friendly. I think it’s the best $24 I could have spent on my baby boy! The value of a well balanced, engaged but not over stimulated baby is priceless!!!!
  • Wonderful app!!

    5
    By WEBADCElliott
    I downloaded this app the first month our baby was born. We've been using it ever since and absolutely love it! I truly believe it has helped our son be more interactive and do things early such as rolling over. I’ve referred many people to this app because I would definitely purchase it again!
  • New Moms Best Friend

    5
    By mayiguille13
    Being a new mom is very scary. I wanted to be ready for my baby and help her develop the right way. This app was everything I needed. Its every day routine helps you learn how your baby is growing, the things they need, and how to help them reach their goals. Im more than happy with the experience
  • I use this app daily

    4
    By Saved81
    Great app I just wish they included a few more free daily activities.
  • Use to love the app

    1
    By lrcolon
    Love the app but with the new update I been unable to open the app and see the contents. When the app launches it go to a blank page Even with the newest updated I’m unable to access account, the hard part is knowing I paid for unlimited program access. I want the problem fix or my money back

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