Thursday, September 20, 2012

Trucks and Things That Go (Product Review)

     As a member of Karma Media, I (or I should say my daughter) recently got the opportunity to try out "Trucks and Things That Go," a children's app for the iPad or iPhone, which teaches children about different types of vehicles.
     There are different "categories," like water vehicles, trains or vehicles you would find in the park. The game mainly consists of dragging the vehicles into the matching shadows. In the pic below, you can see my daughter trying to drag one of the trains into its shadow.

     And here's a right-side-up view of her dragging a boat into place.

     The app description says it is for toddlers and my daughter is 2 1/2. While she was excited to start playing at first, it did not keep her entertained as long as I was hoping. Also, I feel like the vehicles had to be a little too precisely placed for a "toddler." You have to place it almost exactly within the line for it to be accepted and give the next vehicle.
     For example, in the pic above, the position  of the boat in relation to the shadow, would not be close enough to "take." I think if it is that close, it should be accepted--especially if this app is designed for "toddlers."
     Perhaps when my daughter is a little older and is better able to precisely place the vehicles, she will be able to get more out of it. It is a great concept, as young kids love vehicles. I just wish it was easier for young children to place the vehicles.
     "Trucks and Things That Go" is an app from Kids 1st Shape Puzzle which offers all kinds of early childhood games. I may look into some of those to see if they are more entertaining for my daughter.
     And here's a picture of my daughter, getting ready to play!

*I received this product through Karma Media in exchange for my honest review.*

     Check out more reviews on this product by other Karma Media members!
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