Kids who love to play with construction sets and little builder helmets tend to appreciate role-playing. As they play the roles of tiny builders, they’re using their imagination to create stories. If your child loves this kind of gameplay, you should definitely give Tiny Builders a try.
This interactive app offers 12 construction machines, including the digger, crane, and dumper. Within the app, you can create and tell up to 50 different stories about what might happen on a construction site.
Build, Excavate, Drill, Paint, and More
Everything in Tiny Builders starts from the main screen, which shows all the different parts of the construction site. You can tap any part of the screen to zoom in, and interact with the construction workers to see what they’re up to.
For example, you can use the crane to build a skyscraper. You can load the large dump trucks, and unload it somewhere else. You can also use the water drill to search for water anywhere on the site.
Some of the stories comes in a series, for example, how to build a road. First, you use a machine to lay the asphalt before following up with a bulldozer to level the road. Finally, you use a painter to add markings. In another story, you may use different machines to drill a tunnel through a large mountain.
You may also find humorous interactions here and there. Tapping on the tiny builders, you may find workers who end up shaking their body after using the jackhammer. You may also discover two clumsy workers who end up breaking the roof tiles they’re working with.
There really are plenty of interactions and stories that kids can discover in this app. Because the app rewards each discovery with fun animations, it encourages kids to explore everything.
Parents Need to Know
Before you start playing, you can set up individual looks and styles for each tiny builder. You can customize their entire appearance, including their hair, face, helmet, shirt, pants, and shoes. You can also change the colors of the machines.
Tiny Builders requires iOS 8. Anyone who’s two years old or older should be able to enjoy the app. The app works great without an Internet connection. It has no third-party apps, in-app purchases, or links to social networks.
Things I Like
One thing that sets Tiny Builders apart is the beautiful watercolor illustrations. The detailed graphics and animations really encourage kids to explore each nook and cranny. If you pay close attention to the details, you will find lots of humorous interactions. You may even discover that some stories are connected to different parts of the construction site.
As with the other apps in the Tiny series, Tiny Builders puts kids in charge. Since the game has no rules and no objectives, kids decide what kind of adventures they want to embark on today. And as they build their own skyscrapers, they're also building on their imagination.
Tiny Builders is a fun app for kids ages 2+ who love to role-play as little builders working on a construction site. The app allows them to control 12 different construction machines, and experience up to 50 interactive stories involving the builders. Since the game has no rules and no objectives, kids can be in charge and let their imagination run free.
App was provided for our honest review.
About wonderkind GmbH
wonderkind GmbH is a team of developers and animators who are determined to develop high quality apps for kids. Their apps have a distinctive style characterized by the watercolor illustrations and humorous interactions. Here are some of their apps that we’ve reviewed previously: