App-y Day: Fiete

All aboard for a sailor-themed digital adventure

Does your little iPad addict have a short attention span and a love of colorful characters?

If the answer is “aye, aye,” download Fiete. The sweet, simple app plunges toddlers into a nautical world, where they help a happy-go-lucky sailor solve quick puzzles. With a few thought-out swipes, you’ll put wheels back on a car (and watch it vroom away), load cargo onto a boat (and see it raise anchor), and put cheese on toast (and grin as it’s gobbled up).

Along the way, there are three memory-style matching games to try, ranging from a beginner six-card bout to a more advanced sixteen-card challenge.

Get it now. Captain’s orders.

Available at itunes.apple.com, $3.

Photo: Courtesy of Fiete