If your kids are early risers, even at the weekend, the chances are they'll be familiar with Tati's Hotel, currently on ITV1 at 7.10am on Saturday mornings. The programme is set in a magical hotel managed by 8-year-old Tati, where the number one rule is ‘Have Fun’.
Well, no need to get up at the crack of dawn at the weekend now ! You can download Tati's Hotel Magic Muddle app to your ipad and play it whenever you like ! We were sent a code through to try it out and the girls have had great fun with it.
It works exactly like those plastic square puzzles where you have to slide the pieces around to reconstitute the original picture. You just need to click on two pieces that touch to inverse them and it's simple enough that both 6-year-old Juliette and 10-year-old Sophie picked it up instantly.
The pictures feature all the show’s favourite characters from bellboy Bopper to dancing chambermaid Dizzee, the snobbish Mr Snapweazle to cuddly Chester the Cat. There are three progressively more difficult levels and the games are timed so that you can try to get faster and faster and beat everyone else's time.
My one criticism is that it's a bit limited, reminding me more of a mini game that you would find within a more varied app, but it is only 69p which is cheaper than the apps offering a selection of mini-games.
For the price of a packet of sweets, it's given the girls hours of entertainment in total so it's definitely a worthwhile investment, especially if you need to keep the kids occupied and tantrums at bay while out and about or travelling.
star rating : 4/5
RRP : 69p
for more information : http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tatis-hotel-magic-muddle-hd/id439712188?mt=8
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