Name: Daring Dave

What is it? A colorful illustrated puzzle and exploration app. Dave dares to do anything, such as climb the highest mountain, sleep in the dark, ride his bike, take a bath, and more. But Dave also loses a lot of things when he’s playing and needs help to find all of them. Let children use their imagination to complete the story. By using this app, a child can learn many new objects, as well as work on vocabulary.

Best for: Kids age 3 and up. Good for pre-schoolers.

Price: $2.99

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5; Requires Android 2.3 and up.

Rated: 4+


  • Colorful illustrations and fun animations.
  • Use your finger to find the hidden objects.
  • Extra gameplay modes, such as play in the dark and play with the timer.
  • Learn over more than 250 words and objects.
  • Train the hand eye coordination which is beneficial for their cognitive development.
  • 3 Spoken languages (English, Dutch, German) and more being added soon.

Links: [Apple]



About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.