Make Robots and Cupcakes in Sago Mini Robot Party

Make Robots and Cupcakes in Sago Mini Robot Party

Kids love robots and parties. Naturally, the two combined would be the ultimate kids’ dream. And it’s a dream that parents can grant, thanks to Sago Mini Robot Party.

It’s the newest addition to the Sago Mini lineup, from Toronto-based development team Sago Sago. As you might have guessed from the app’s name, Robot Party lets kids build their own robots and have fun with them.

It's Party Time

In Sago Mini Robot Party, each robot begins with a body. Kids can select the shape and color they like before completing it with hands, feet, and a head. They can also pick out a costume for the robot, if they want. Between sailor suits and bunny slippers and boxing gloves, there are 58 billion robot combinations possible.

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Bring Your Family Pictures Alive in a Peek-and-Guess Gameplay Made Possible by Blue Bird Academy

Bring Your Family Pictures Alive in a Peek-and-Guess Gameplay Made Possible by Blue Bird Academy

Have you ever wondered if you can turn your family pictures into a game that everyone in your family can play? You can with the help of Blue Bird Academy, a guessing game where kids swipe to reveal hidden pictures. You can add your own pictures and voice overs to the game and start playing a peek-and-guess game.

Swipe to Reveal the Hidden Picture

There are five game modes that you can choose from. The first two modes are quite straightforward: alphabets and numbers (from 0 to 20). The other modes are shapes (which includes 15 common shapes), everyday objects (which includes up more than 50 everyday objects), and the Picture Mode (where you can add your own pictures from your Camera Roll).

Once you have selected a mode, the game will show a picture that’s been hidden or blocked by a particular color. You can reveal parts of the hidden picture by moving your finger across it. The game will reveal the swiped parts in black and white, even though the actual picture may be colorful.

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Playdate with Miaomiao Offers Videos and Games for Preschool Kids to Learn Mandarin Chinese

Playdate with Miaomiao Offers Videos and Games for Preschool Kids to Learn Mandarin Chinese

Playdates provide kids with a great opportunity to socialize with others their age and learn new things. Inspired by the excitement of playdates, Mark Media has created an app called Playdate with Miaomiao.

It’s an entertaining app that combines mini games and brand new episodes from the Miaomiao animated TV series for preschool children. But it’s not just fun and games; in each episode, kids can also learn beginner vocabulary words in Miaomiao’s second language: Mandarin Chinese.

Play and Learn with Miaomiao and Friends

When you download Playdate with Miaomiao, you get 2 mini-games and 1 animated episode for free. There are also 4 other episodes that can be unlocked via in-app purchase. (Worry not, the purchase can only be made from the gated Grown-Ups’ section.)

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Match Visual Sequences in Patterns with Ibbleobble

Match Visual Sequences in Patterns with Ibbleobble

Once your kids are able to recognize shapes and colors, the next natural step is to teach them to recognize a group of shapes and colors at once. One way to do it is by showing your kids a sequence of objects with different shapes and colors, and asking them to find the next matching sequence. Patterns with Ibbleobble is an iPad app that can simulate and generate endless exercises like this.

Start with Mr. Mousey and End with Florence the Fox

You start the game by choosing a difficulty level. The game uses Ibbleobble friends represent each difficulty level. I’d suggest you start with the first one, Mr. Mousey, to get a feel of the game.

The game will show a sequence of 2-3 object at the top half of the screen. Your job is to find a matching sequence from the three options at the bottom half of the screen. Once you’ve matched a sequence, the next set of question and options will appear.

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Wee Trains Lets You Build Your Own Toy Trains and Solve Problems along the Way

Wee Trains Lets You Build Your Own Toy Trains and Solve Problems along the Way

Boys love to play with toy trains, regardless whether it’s a physical toy train or a train app on the iPad. Having three boys at home has confirmed this for me. That’s why we’re really excited to play with Wee Taps’ latest app: Wee Trains.

Wee Trains offers a way for kids to paint and decorate their own toy trains — by choosing from the various toy train shapes — before taking them on a journey across various terrains.

Choose the Locomotive, the Carts, and the Track

From the main menu, you can either start driving the toy trains or customize your own. If you choose to customize your own toy train, you’d see a screen with a palette of colors, two brush sizes, and an eraser. You can also add a bunch of stickers onto your train. Once you’re finished, you can take a picture of your creation and save it for later use in the driving mode.

The game includes many different kinds of locomotives that you can choose from. They are grouped by category, for example, numbers, animals, and more. All of your custom locomotives will be shown in the first category.

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