When we were asked if we'd like to review new kids' app Bob the Builder’s Playtime Fun, I was surprised to learn that this is the first time he has his own app. Loads of other preschool heroes have been used to create fun apps - we've already reviewed apps featuring Postman Pat, Guess With Jess, Fireman Sam, Waybuloo, Franklin, Tinga Tinga Tales, and probably many more I can't remember right now - so it was about time Bob The Builder got one too !
The app offers several mini games, which always makes it really good value because the kids will get bored of it less quickly. Both 3-year-old Pierre and 7-year-old Juliette have been playing with it non-stop since I downloaded it and they still look totally absorbed by the games when they play.
You have the choice between :
Clean the Can Do Crew – Can you clean it? Bob the Builder’s machine wash has broken down and needs fixing. Can you help wash and hose down his muddy crew?
Mix and Paint – Can you mix it? Mix the colours together to create the perfect palette and paint your favourite characters.
Memory Game – Remember the location of the character cards to match all the pairs.
Sticker Book – collect stickers throughout the games to decorate a various Bob the Builder scenes within a sticker book.
Who Is It? – How well do you know the Can Do Crew? Match the characters to their shadows.
Picture Puzzle – Complete the puzzle by connecting the pieces to create scenes from the TV show.
The games are quite varied and simple enough for toddlers to jump straight in and play by themselves. Can you play it? Yes, you can - even without any help from Mum !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £1.99
for more information : http://itunes.apple.com/gb//app/bob-builders-playtime-fun!/id537197386?mt=8
Disclosure : We received a code to download the app for free in order to write an honest review.
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