BabySparks - Development App
4.5

BabySparks - Development App

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-08-14
  • Current Version: 2.2.37
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 97.02 MB
  • Developer: BabySparks Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • Rating Count: 9 850

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

  • Great content, poor execution

    3
    By Jmb565
    I love doing the activities with my baby. Often however, it forgets who my child as well as permanently removes the picture and it doesn’t always maintain the selection of activities we’ve done even if I select them over and over.
  • Paid for subscription- activities still locked?

    3
    By EmilyPresley86
    I’m so excited to use this with my 15 month old I just got confirmation that I’ve subscribed and picked the monthly version but all the activities are still locked? I’ve closed and reopened the app a few times, checked for an update and restarted my phone. Any suggestions?? Thanks !
  • Entertaining and helpful!

    4
    By TweetyBird0510
    BabySparks is great! No new parent needs to pressure themselves too much because most of these activities simulate normal day-to-day interaction and play that most great parents do with their baby. However, I’m one of those people who will get stuck in a rut and end up doing the same 5 activities with baby over and over every day. This app provides a wide range of activities to vary your playtime. I love that the activity descriptions are clear, the link to the various developmental milestones is described right there in the activity and every activity has an accompanying video. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because of a very slight misstep in the UI. In the daily activities, you have to click into each activity to check it off, even if it’s one that you have done before and don’t need the description or video. When you’re playing with baby, the less distracted the better. I want to be able to one-touch check-off the activities. It is also annoying (for the same reason) that the first time you look at an activity for the day it stops you on your way back to the main list to ask how the activity was. I like to look at the daily activities first thing in the morning and get an idea of what we’re going to try that day and again would be nice not to be slowed down. Slightly more thought on how much button pushing is required in this app would make it a 5-star treat for every new parent!
  • Great app

    5
    By yoyo"@&$)(;:/-
    I recommend upgrading. Spend the money. This app has helped a lot with our son who was born two months early. It gave us great ideas on what to work with him on.
  • The best app ever

    5
    By ingridrosander
    I love this app because it gives a lot of activities for my baby every single day.
  • Amazing app

    5
    By Music man444
    Recommended by our friends.d who.is a pediatric neurologist who deals with children with developmental delays. Every bit worth the purchase.
  • Bought it and didn’t work

    1
    By heather7055
    I bought this app the other day for a yearly fee of 23.99 and nothing has unlocked for activities. I still only have access to the free activities so I’m not sure what the purpose of buying it was and I’d like my money back.
  • Don’t spend any money on this app!

    1
    By Jay133725
    Bought a Lifetime Package but it was never activated on their side. Even tried contacting their support email but they stopped responding after some initial follow ups. Very unprofessional support team.
  • Needs to be more like a fitness app

    3
    By Blue Isley
    The content is good, but it needs more. How many reps of each activity or for how long? How many times a day are we supposed to do the activities - should any be repeated? Are they supposed to be all at once in a row, or spaced out through the day? For the cost there should be more included.
  • Excelente guía para padres primerizos

    5
    By Smorcito
    Muy buena App
  • In app purchases

    1
    By Horseinseminator
    This app only gets you so far without paying. I would watch ads rather than pay $4/month. Just do the research online yourself for free.
  • Do not prepay for access

    1
    By SamanthaPRBIO
    This program was helpful so I had signed up for a subscription. At the end of the year, I looked and there was no option to cancel it. While investigating how to cancel, I got charged another year. I emailed the company and they canceled it for me, but apparently can’t refund the charge. Buyer be wary. Pay for the month to month if you’re going to use at all.
  • Gratuita

    3
    By gordachele
    Me gustaría mas si fuera gratis
  • No customer support

    1
    By elitzab
    I purchased an annual subscription but the app is not recognizing it. Contacted customer support multiple times to no avail - they won’t even answer. Going back to Apple for a refund.
  • Not satisfied

    1
    By Lallt1685
    I downloaded this app thu king that it would help me in improving my baby skills but even after i payed first month subscription , activities were locked and cannot open them. Very much dissappointed
  • Much improved

    5
    By LaurenMCH
    I liked BabySparks with my first kid in 2016. When I logged in recently to start using it with my new kid, I noticed they’ve added to and updated the app to make it even better.
  • Bugs!!!

    3
    By ellaabe
    I just got this app and when I try to buy the packages, it won't let me open anything. Nothing happens. So this app is useless if I can't access anything. I want to buy it and I can't! Am I doing something wrong?
  • Impossible to cancel to or not renew... and the video never load

    1
    By Zzzdjhuhx
    Impossible to cancel or not renew...
  • Fun fun fun!

    5
    By jezz2978
    Love this app. My baby and I have lots of fun while learning new things. Happy baby and mama! :)
  • Paid but features never unlocked

    1
    By MNewbauer
    I downloaded this app and paid for the annual subscription but it never unlocked the additional activities. I was looking forward to using the app and working on the activities with my new baby girl but unfortunately won’t be able to and am now out the $24 for the annual subscription.
  • Faulty purchase

    1
    By Gogirl33
    I’ve purchased the year subscription however all of my activities are locked and prompting me to purchase a subscription.
  • Have to pay

    2
    By Kgude289
    Downloaded this to try to keep up with my babies development and you basically have to pay for everything. Most apps give you WAY more for free than this app does. Not sure I can justify spending $40 for an app. Wish they gave more for free or a trial period to see if its worth spending that much to unlock everything
  • Love it!

    5
    By ashley19870123
    My son was born 9 weeks early so development has been big on my radar. This app gives me the tools I need to engage with him daily and make sure he stays on track developmentally. His older sister also loves helping with his “homework”, and thanks to the video descriptions of activities she is easily able to do so.
  • I paid for a year subscription. And it doesn’t work

    1
    By asia&siah
    I paid for a year subscription. It took my money and now. It’s not working. All my activities are located
  • First time dad :)

    5
    By Farmer Ron36
    Thanks for giving me an app that is easy to navigate, manage, and learn to use. First time dad here and I would recommend this to all parents first time or not :)
  • Astonishing!

    5
    By Katina Kay
    This app is simple to use and lets you play, bond and teach your baby all at the same time. My son is 4 months and can roll over, front to back and back to front, he can lay on his belly and look up at you, he knows his name and knows who the people are around him (mommy, daddy, bubby) he can sit for long periods of time without support, he’s almost crawling and can walk across A room just while holding your fingers. He can identify my nose, mouth, eyes and ears. And his personality is already formed. Thank you BabySparks!!
  • Thought it looked like a cute app.

    1
    By newmom5635
    I’m a new mom and I thought that I’d give this app a try after seeing many ads for it. I didn’t realize that I’d have to pay to be able to do more than 2 activities on it with my son. Maybe I’m just being cheap, but I don’t make much money and I’m always with my son and the guidance on good activities to do with him at 3 months old would’ve been great.
  • Forget my password and the link don’t work

    5
    By sonya gantier
    Good app but i forget my password now I can’t get in
  • Teaches YOU... and baby

    5
    By Wichahpi
    What I love about this app is that it has taught me games and developmental puzzles for my baby. By me learning how to interact with her to best support her development it has helped our bond and communication. I consider my husband and myself to be thoughtful and positive parents but this definitely enhanced how we view the importance of directly engaging in meaningful and intentional development.
  • Lifetime membership problems

    2
    By Kitiyara
    I purchased the lifetime membership in this app when my daughter was first born 9 months ago. I didn’t use it much at first and I am busy so I try to use it when I can, but there have been weeks where I don’t touch it. I have noticed that when this happens my membership seems to be shut off and I have to email asking them to turn it back on again. It’s been 9 months of having to send emails every other month to reinstate my membership and I am very frustrated because this happened again last week and I still can not access the content that I paid for. I really like the programs and now that she is getting bigger I really feel like I can use this to help teach her. However, when I am not able to access the content she misses out because I can’t count on the app working all the time. I just want to be able to open up the app and not see locked content when I paid for a lifetime package.
  • بر نامج مففيد جدا

    5
    By راءع جدا جدا
    اشكركم على هذا البرنامج والمعلومات القيمه
  • Smh

    1
    By MrGrrr
    I don’t understand why we have to purchase so many simple things. Like head control I immediately uninstalled just based off that.
  • Wonderful App for the Littles

    5
    By Kinnykoo2002
    Different activities to do daily with your kids :)
  • Best baby development app ever !!

    5
    By Nathanwinkler777
    Best baby development app ever !!
  • Meh!

    3
    By purpleluon
    This app repeats the exact same exercises for weeks at a time. I understand the value of repetition, but come on. Also, the suggested activities are vague. For instance, sing your baby a song. Or Place a toy just out of your babies reach, encourage him to reach for it. Yawn! The app doesn’t spark my imagination or give any specific suggestions on engaging the baby.
  • Amazing tool for Learning

    5
    By CarlosMcSquizy
    Not only is this a great tool for teaching children but for parents as well. As a mother of two children one needing speech therapy the other needing physical therapy this app is amazing. It has a lot of exercises from our therapy classes and more. Videos that show exactly what to do and how to do it. Clear labeling of what the exercises works on I.e. fine motor skills, social skills. It has easy to follow daily tasks, progress reports, and you can tailor what you are working on to where your child is. It has reading material, age appropriate milestones, parenting guides and tips. I love it, my infant loves it, my toddler loves it. I could not be happier!
  • The best app ever!!!!

    5
    By qqqalena
    This is my first review, I’ve never right reviews on App Store.Thank you so much for this app!!! You really help me with developing my lo!!!
  • So far so good

    4
    By ChickenHead49
    Love it so far. But for some reason the videos stop playing after awhile of being on the app.
  • Great program

    4
    By tiredbabymomma
    I love all the suggestions this program offers, and all the practice exercises it suggests to help little ones meet their milestones. The best part is the videos which help me understand how to do each exercise with my son. I think this app is almost perfect. My son is a little developmentally behind, and some suggestions if an activity is too hard, or maybe if the app showed and easier activity that leads up to the one that is too hard would be nice. Besides that I love this purchase!!!
  • Love this app

    4
    By Krissy M C
    I love this app it’s amazing the articles the program I see my son improving and learning so much. The only things I will say is there is not information about independent time, some of the milestones don’t have the best descriptions and it doesn’t tell you if baby is on track behind or ahead having that information would be nice as other apps do. Otherwise it’s perfect.
  • Too expensive

    1
    By ddddssssssffgk
    They charge far too much for their app. Not worth it.
  • I’m thankful for this app

    5
    By Laydemia
    I am by myself most of the day. Me and husband moved out of state and we don’t know anyone around here. I started feeling like everyday I’m playing with the same toys with my baby and I could even sense him getting a little bored. He gets so excited doing new activities everyday. I can’t believe how much he has been progressing. He just turned 6 months. I’m a huge fan of this app and so happy I came a crossed it!
  • Good!

    4
    By ZQZ85
    I decided to get a one year subscription for my baby girl and was glad to have done that. The activities were catered to her specific age and we had fun doing them together. I decided not to renew my subscription since my daughter is a toddler and we spend a lot of time outside of the house. I gave this 4 stars because now without the subscription, most of the activities are locked despite paying for a sub previously. With the cost, it would have been nice to have access to more than just 2-3 activities a day.
  • My super hero

    5
    By mom of baby adam
    Baby sparks helped me through out my whole prosegure this helped me know what stage my baby is in and what not to do with him and what to do with him this is why I like baby sparks
  • Awesome!

    5
    By TigersGo!
    I haven’t used this app too much yet with my newborn but I used it almost daily with my now 3 year old for his first year. I love this app and had to get it again for my second baby!
  • Like it

    5
    By Loveslivingsocial
    Good activities, easy to use! Pricey for full access, but feels worth it.
  • 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!

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