Make your photos come alive by layering on interactive dots of color, text, music, and sounds.
Spend quality, playful time together making creations, telling stories, being silly, and having fun. Perfect for children 2 years and up and their grownups to notice and play together. Share your creations as images or a short video.
Explore your everyday – take photos of the people, places, and things you see and do and spark conversations about what you notice in the world around you. Picture Dots is simple, extensible, and open-ended – the only limits are your imagination.
“The app is great! It was engaging for both my daughter and my son who is on the spectrum. The colors and sounds were great for him and being able to change the words made the app meaningful for her. My son was using the dots as people.” – Mother of a 7 year old girl and 5 year old on the spectrum boy who attended a workshop that integrated Picture Dots.
FREE handbooks for parents and educators
Picture Dots Storybooks Guides provide ideas and inspirations for supporting playful learning of early literacy, mathematics, and science skills. Download for free at: nysci.org/picturedots. Enjoy A Day with Dad, A Day at the Museum, A Day at the Park, and an Educator Guide.
Picture Dots is the youngest member of the Noticing Tools(™) family of apps from New York Hall of Science. A bilingual English/Spanish tool to support playful early science, math, and literacy learning.