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Hey Duggee: We Love Animals - Android version

Hey Duggee: We Love Animals - Android version
by BBC Worldwide

Price: 2.99$
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Android

Overall Score: 87/100

version reviewed: 1.2

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Best for: Interactive play, Eye-hand coordination, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What is it and what do you do with it: interactive play app based on the kids' TV series.

Interact, play with and care for Duggee's animal friends: Penguin, Monkey, Hedgehog, Chicken, Cat, Frog, Bird, Rabbit and Mouse, e.g. feed Monkey with bananas, fix the fountain to provide animals with water or apply bandages to cover bruises and scratches. 5 scenes (park, woods, beach, snow and field).

What we liked: the concept. Good variety of simple fun activities. Extra interactions in each scene. Illustrations based on the tv series. Ease of use. Narration and spoken instructions. Original music/sounds. No external links or other distracting features. Great for Hey Duggee fans.

What we didn't like: we wish the activities had more variety.

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Hey Duggee: We Love Animals

Hey Duggee: We Love Animals
by BBC Worldwide

Price: 2.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 87/100

version reviewed: 1.2

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Best for: Interactive play, Eye-hand coordination, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What is it and what do you do with it: interactive play app based on the kids' TV series.

Interact, play with and care for Duggee's animal friends: Penguin, Monkey, Hedgehog, Chicken, Cat, Frog, Bird, Rabbit and Mouse, e.g. feed Monkey with bananas, fix the fountain to provide animals with water or apply bandages to cover bruises and scratches. 5 scenes (park, woods, beach, snow and field).

What we liked: the concept. Good variety of simple fun activities. Extra interactions in each scene. Illustrations based on the tv series. Ease of use. Narration and spoken instructions. Original music/sounds. No external links or other distracting features. Great for Hey Duggee fans.

What we didn't like: we wish the activities had more variety.

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Miffy's World - Android Version

Miffy's World - Android Version
by StoryToys

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Android

Overall Score: 85/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Interactive play, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction

What is it and what do you do with it: a set of interactive scenes featuring popular book/TV character Miffy.

Follow Miffy around her house and in the garden and help her in a variety of activities (e.g. brush her teeth, make a cake in the kitchen, plant seeds, listen to stories etc.).

What we liked: the concept. Good variety of simple activities suitable even for youngest kids. Fun/surprise factor (the more you play the more activities you unlock/discover). 3D visuals based on the book/tv series. Ease of use. Narration and spoken instructions. No external links or other distracting features. Great for Miffy fans.

What we didn't like: educational value could be higher.

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Miffy's World

Miffy's World
by StoryToys

Price: 3.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 85/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Interactive play, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction

What is it and what do you do with it: a set of interactive scenes featuring popular book/TV character Miffy.

Follow Miffy around her house and in the garden and help her in a variety of activities (e.g. brush her teeth, make a cake in the kitchen, plant seeds, listen to stories etc.).

What we liked: the concept. Good variety of simple activities suitable even for youngest kids. Fun/surprise factor (the more you play the more activities you unlock/discover). 3D visuals based on the book/tv series. Ease of use. Narration and spoken instructions. No external links or other distracting features. Great for Miffy fans.

What we didn't like: educational value could be higher.

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Ben 10: Up to Speed – Omnitrix Runner Alien Heroes - Android Version

Ben 10: Up to Speed – Omnitrix Runner Alien Heroes - Android Version
by Cartoon Network

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Android

Overall Score: 85/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Games, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction

What it is and what you do with it: fast paced runner game based on the Ben 10 Omniverse TV Series.

Run, jump, slide or smash through obstacles (and enemies) to Help Ben collect as many coins and cards as possible.

What we liked: fast-paced runner game based on the popular TV show. Good range of power-ups, alien characters, extras and power-ups. Simple game controls. Sound backgrounds and sounds. Great fun for Ben 10 fans.

What we didn't like: the game may be too challenging for some kids. Limited educational value.

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Ben 10: Up to Speed – Omnitrix Runner Alien Heroes

Ben 10: Up to Speed – Omnitrix Runner Alien Heroes
by Cartoon Network

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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 85/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Games, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction

What it is and what you do with it: fast paced runner game based on the Ben 10 Omniverse TV Series.

Run, jump, slide or smash through obstacles (and enemies) to Help Ben collect as many coins and cards as possible.

What we liked: fast-paced runner game based on the popular TV show. Good range of power-ups, alien characters, extras and power-ups. Simple game controls. Sound backgrounds and sounds. Great fun for Ben 10 fans.

What we didn't like: the game may be too challenging for some kids. Limited educational value.

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Gruffalo: Puzzles

Gruffalo: Puzzles
by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 85/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Brain teasers, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Thinking & problem solving

What is it and what do you do with it: a set of 6 mini-games and puzzles featuring characters from the popular Julia Donaldson book.

Activities include: a memory game, maze, patterns/sequences, sorting games and eye-hand coordination exercise.

3 difficulty levels in each activity.

What we liked: the concept. Good variety of Gruffalo themed activities. Features original characters and visuals from the book. Ease of use. Sound backgrounds. No ads or other distracting features. Great for Gruffalo and friends fans.

What we didn't like: no narration or spoken instructions. No hints - some of the games may be too challenging for younger kids.

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Be-be-bears Free

Be-be-bears Free
by Интерактивный М...

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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 84/100

version reviewed: 1.0.2.2

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Best for: Interactive play, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Thinking & problem solving

What it is and what you do with it: interactive play app featuring two cute bears Bjorn and Bucky.

Run around the forest with the bears and help them discover mini-games and interactive surprises.

Mini-games (8 different games in total) include puzzles and hand-eye coordination activities (e.g. feeding fish, tapping animals for photoshoot etc).

What we liked: the concept. 3-D visuals and animations. Fun main characters. Good variety of simple educational mini-games. Ease of use. Sounds and sound backgrounds.

What we didn't like: could have more educational content. Full-page links to other games from the publisher.

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Be-be-bears - Android Version

Be-be-bears - Android Version
by Интерактивный р...

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Overall Score: 84/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Interactive play, Eye-hand coordination, Thinking & problem solving

What it is and what you do with it: interactive play app featuring two cute bears Bjorn and Bucky.

Run around the forest with the bears and help them discover mini-games and interactive surprises.

Mini-games (8 different games in total) include puzzles and hand-eye coordination activities (e.g. feeding fish, tapping animals for photoshoot etc).

What we liked: the concept. 3-D visuals and animations. Fun main characters. Good variety of simple educational mini-games. Ease of use. Sounds and sound backgrounds.

What we didn't like: could have more educational content. Full-page links to other games from the publisher.

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Octonauts

Octonauts
by NightAndDayStudios

Price: 3.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 84/100

version reviewed: 1.0.0

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Best for: Education, Interaction, Understanding of the world

What it is/what you do with it: educational game based on the The Octonauts TV show.

Explore underwater world and complete tasks and missions: help Shellington find various sea creatures, take pictures with Dashi, feed various fish, rescue trapped sea slugs and starfish, collect sea urchins, race a sailfish etc.

What we liked: the concept. Original characters from the TV show. 3D like visuals. Ease of use. Extra educational content (Creature Cards with facts about aquatic animals). Great fun for Octonauts fans. No ads or other distracting features.

What we didn't like: most of the missions are very basic.

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