To coincide with Postman Pat’s 30th Birthday celebrations, a new iPad/iPhone/iPod touch app featuring the cheerful postie and his friends has been launched. Called Postman Pat Special Delivery Service, it features an impressive selection of games for your little ones to enjoy. We were sent a code to try it out and the kids have been playing on it ever since.
You have the choice between :
•Helicopter Game: Help Postman Pat deliver the airmail. Which house does each of the parcels belong to?
•Thompson Farm: Help Alf round up the animals into the right pens. Touch each animal and move them to the pen with the matching picture as quickly as possible.
•Post Office Sorting Game: Help Pat sort the letters and parcels into the correct sorting bins.
•Train Game: Help Ajay direct the trains. Look for the colored lights on the signal posts then touch the junctions to change the direction of the arrow points.
•Whose Who?: Can you guess who each parcel belongs to? Touch each parcel and drag it to the correct person.
•Garage Game: Pat's van needs some repairs. Can you find the right tool for the job?
•Gift Giving Game: It's party time at Postman Pat's house and there's a sack full of presents to give out! Make sure each child gets the present they want before time runs out.
•Post Box Run: It's time to collect the mail. Use your finger to guide Postman Pat's Van to each Post Box in the correct order so all the mail can be collected before time runs out.
•Bonus Game: Postman Pat’s House: Fix the puzzles with all the stamps that you have collected throughout all of the other games!
Each game has been designed so that it is easy to learn and fun to play without the need of parental assistance which is great news for parents, as well as young players ! It's presumably aimed at pre-schoolers but all three of the Madhouse mini-testers, aged 2, 6 and 10, have been having great fun playing and keep coming back to this app over and over again.
I love the wide selection of games, each calling on different skills, so there is something for everyone. The bonus game, accessible by collecting stamps throughout the other games, adds a nice little incentive to keep kids' interest up.
We all love the cheerful music too, which has Pierre bopping along happily as his big sisters play. It does get on your brain for the rest of the day though ! For the number of games you get, it's excellent value and great fun too.
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £1.99
for more information : http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/postman-pat-sds/id458116091?mt=8
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