What is it
A Little Goat Builds the World is an interactive story about exploring the world designed for parents to read to their children. Come to Little Goat’s world and experiment to discover fascinating, beautifully-animated events.
Children can create their own story by swiping either the top or the bottom of the screen, and there’s a new interaction with every combination! Use the sun to dry out leaves and help the plant grow, blow the water around with the wind, and much more. There is no ending to the story so you can just keep playing all your favourite combinations!
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"You gotta be really quick before they fly away." (catching the birds) - Boy aged 4
(Giggled) "We changed the colour!" (using the sun on the leaf pile) - Girl aged 4
- Develops control over small hand movements (fine motor control)
- Encourages an interest in reading
- Builds vocabulary
What our experts think
This is a unique interactive story that gives children the chance to mix things up a bit! Our little testers loved seeing how each feature could be affected, and this is a great way for them to learn about the world. The open-style story means children can play and be read to as much as they want and return to their favourite parts over and over. Children liked being read to and the interactive features helped keep them engaged in the story, but they were also quite happy flipping back and forth between the pages just to play.
Reading to children is a brilliant way to encourage a love of books while building vocabulary. It can also encourage discussion around topics such as how plants grow. The interactive features get children to drag their finger on the screen to pick up and move objects, developing their control of small hand movements (known as fine motor control).
It would be even better if...
Children need to be shown how to swipe the screen and how to drag the objects at the top onto the objects at the bottom (e.g. the sunshine to the plant) for the interactions. Some interactive features were too difficult (like dragging the birds) or didn’t seem to work, like turning the moon.
- Brands: Aleksandra Gologorska-Kamysz
- Key Features:
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- App Types: Interactive Books & eBooks
- Types of skills developed: Fine motor skills
Listening and attention
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world