After being given the opportunity to review the new Spot ‘Lift the flap’ Book, “Spot goes on Holiday”, the other week (you can read my book review here), we were also given the chance to review a new app called, Spot at the Farm.
(Images are screenshots from the Spot at the Farm app)
As iPad/iPhone owners, I downloaded this via the App Store.
It’s priced at £2.99, so not the cheapest of kids Apps out there, but I really do think it is worth the cost. No in-app purchases are going to spring up and give you a nasty shock when your toddler has figured out how to buy £200 worth of ‘extras’ put it that way 😉
The app is easy to use and my 2 year old has had so much fun playing it (when he manages to get a look in on the iPad that is – it’s tough being the littlest sometimes).
This app is in the form of a story book of sorts. There is no narration but you scroll across the iPad, like you would a book, to get onto the next screen. Each screen you come to has an activity or interaction for your child to investigate.
The tasks vary from putting an engine in a tractor to make it go, pumping up the tyres on a tractor, planting seeds, harvesting vegetables, feeding animals, shearing sheep and even a pig oink choir! And that’s just some of the activities available within the app. It’s a really fantastic little game which teaches children about the world around then whilst they’re having fun. What more could you ask for?
I loved sitting with my toddler, narrating to him as he was doing things. He spent a good five minutes on one page playing peek-a-boo with a monkey who hides in a tree! The simple things are always the best, he was in absolute hysterics about it!
The drawings mimic those of the much loved ones in the Spot books. They’re colourful, friendly, engaging and familiar.
We would highly recommend the Spot at the Farm app to any children aged between 1.5 and 5 years old (truth be told, even my 6 year old has had a sneaky play when he didn’t think anyone could see him). I’m certain it would keep little ones entertained for a good while, whilst on a long journey for example. It certainly did keep my tiny tot amused!