It's a known fact that puppies make everything better. But in case you've ever needed more proof, look no further than Sago Mini Puppy Preschool. The latest app in the Sago Mini lineup, it introduces little ones to numbers, shape recognition, matching, and music with adorable puppies.
Play Mini Games with Puppies
In Sago Mini Puppy Preschool, kids join Harvey and nine of his puppy friends in four fun activities: learning to count, matching shapes, sorting colors, and playing music. Each activity is designed to encourage learning through open-ended play.
In the counting activity, kids drag up to ten puppies into the tub while a narrator counts along. They can tap the puppies to hear them bark, and also drag the hose above each puppy to shower it with water.
In shape activity, kids can play with each puppy by dragging the correct toy into the outline above the puppy's head. The puppy will then jump to grab the toy in its mouth. This activity grows more challenging over time as more toys are added to the mix.
Next, kids feed the puppies by dragging food into each puppy's bowl. One thing to note is that the color of the food must match the color of the bowl. For example, the orange goes into the orange bowl while the pink cupcake goes into the pink bowl.
The last activity is a musical one. It features a colorful puppy piano, where each note is a bark. Kids can choose to play the piano freely, or follow along pre-recorded taps to play nursery rhymes such as "Merry Had a Little Lamb".
Parents Need to Know
Sago Mini Puppy Preschool is ideal for ages 2-5. It has no rules, timers, or high scores, so kids can explore and play at their own pace. The app promotes several basic skills for preschool: counting up to 10, number recognition, as well as shape and color recognition.
The app is safe and kid-friendly. There are no in-app purchases, third-party advertising, or unsecured links. Because the app doesn't require Internet connection, you can take it with you when you travel.
Things I Like
Once again, Sago Mini has created an exciting, kid-friendly experience with Puppy Preschool. Though the mini games offered are simple, they are well thought out and fun to play. The puppies make a wonderful anchor: it's hard not to enjoy frolicking around with these happy, farting furballs.
Beyond the adorable presentation, the app offers educational value for preschool-aged kids. Skills like counting and sorting colors are addressed in a playful fashion, so kids never feel pressured and are instead encouraged to explore as they please. There are also thoughtful details that emphasize the lessons, for example, in the bathing activity, the app always updates the number tally whenever you add or remove a puppy from the bath.
You just can't go wrong with puppies, and Sago Mini Puppy Preschool is a gem that every preschool-aged kid should try. The app is not only adorable, but also a great way to help kids pick up basic skills like counting and number recognition. Highly recommended!
App was provided for our honest review.
About Sago Mini
Sago Mini is an award-winning company devoted to play. Check out their other apps:
Sago Mini Planes is fantastic for young kids who are fascinated by airplanes and flying. Not only does it have great graphics and sounds, it's also loaded with surprises that will keep kids giggling away. And as ever with Sago Mini apps, it's safe for kids. Highly recommended!