Developer: Sago Sago
Platform and Price: iOS (Universal – requires iOS 5 and above, will run on original iPad) – £1.99 / Kindle Fire – £1.80
App overview: This is a fun app aimed at toddlers and pre-schoolers which allows your child to create their own monster and then interact with it. From the green gloop at the bottom of the screen the monster emerges. Then your child can colour it in however they like, and finally they can feed it, decorate it and even clean its teeth! They can also take photos of their monster which will go onto your device camera roll.
What I like about it: I love the fun style of this app. Sago Sago are an established kids app developer, and one of the developers where I tend to just recommend anything they’ve written. Good quality, bright colours, intuitive, easy to play, and it makes my son giggle.
What could be better: I don’t think there’s anything that could be made better about this app, but I would like to offer a word of warning – watch out for your camera roll. Once your little one discovers they can take pictures of their monsters it might well fill up quite quickly!
What parents need to know: Sago Sago, as I’ve mentioned before, are an excellent developer of kids apps, and there is nothing for parents to be concerned about at all in this app. There are no in-app purchases, adverts, social media connections or anything else I’d be wary of. When you first install the app on the first screen you will see a “for parents” section and a little promo graphic for another Sago Sago game – both of these can be switched off in your devices Settings app. The “for parents” section is protected against accidental access by your child by requiring you to complete a simple task to access it (swipe the screen in a specific direction with a certain number of fingers). Contained in this area is some information for parents from the developer with suggestions on how to play and what to talk to your child about whilst playing.
Our Verdict: Another fun app from Sago Sago which will keep your toddler or preschooler amused.
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