Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 iPhone Video App Review
We see a lot of educational apps here at the iPhone App Review, and we have pretty much established a formula for the gold-studded winners: Have loads of cute animals, an engaging game mechanic to keep the little ones active, and quality educational material to back it up. Thankfully, Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123, an iPad app by developer GiggleUp Pty, delivers in spades on every count. In fact, they raise the bar with elements such as encouraging feedback with adorable animations to help encourage your child in solving their puzzles.
Like most quality educational iPad apps, Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 puts the emphasis on the game mechanic itself, with the learning slid underneath and out view—though still ever-present. The game presents your child with a scene (illustrations range from a night on the farm to a day in the pumpkin patch) filled with blank animal silhouettes. This iPad app is highly engaging, as all elements, such as the objects and animals, are interactive.
To get started, your child simply clicks the absent individual, and works a jigsaw puzzle featuring that animal. Once finished, the animal’s name is spelled out and said, complete with cute animations. The completed image is then added to the scene, and its on to the next puzzle. When the whole illustration is done, your child will be rewarded with a warm congratulations.
This is a great concept that accurately teaches while keeping your child entertained. Puzzles are a favorite with small children, and having the ability to change the puzzle-piece count widens Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123’s audience to even older children. All-in-all, it’s a fantastic way to learn, and one that will keep your kid engaged.
Another aspect we’re always keen on in our educational apps are their design: An iPad app for children is rubbish without an appropriate art-style. Thankfully, Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 features all the classic hallmarks. Characters, illustrations, and in-app voices are warm and inviting. Likewise, navigating the app is easy using the large buttons and simple controls, meaning your child will have just as much luck getting around as you will. The simple drag-and-drop mechanic makes the puzzles simple but just challenging enough for the youngin’ and the on-the-farm vocab will delight. This app has been very well thought-out, and the end result is a vibrant example of children’s game design for the iPad.
Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 is currently priced at $1.99 in the AppStore, making it par for the educational app course. For that money you’ll get a wealth of cute scenes, engaging puzzle gameplay, and an enriching learning experience. The developer promises more scenes are on the way, but now is certainly a great time to jump on the Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 bandwagon.
Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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