What is it
Duckie Deck Birdhouses lets children design, build and decorate their own bird house for a cute little bird. Children start by choosing the best tree for their house, then select the materials and shape – once done they can even paint it from a choice of colours! Then they can add a few little extra features – would the bird appreciate a flower pot? Maybe a chimney? It’s up to them!
What our team of testers said
"My daughter was delighted when the bird went into the house after she'd finished decorating it" - Parent of Girl aged 22 months
"He's happy because he's getting a new house" - Girl aged 2
"I'm painting his house in stripes" - Boy aged 5
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Allows children to experiment with colours and shapes
What our experts think
Our little testers loved designing their own bird houses over and over again! This is a simple and quick game to dip in and out of, while encouraging creativity and imagination as children can experiment with different designs. The range of accessories available gave lots of scope for imagination and differing tastes. Things like the telescope, kite, lights and paper windmill added a really fun element whilst encouraging children to think imaginatively about why the bird might like these accessories.
Children also really enjoyed the animations at the end – watching some of the accessories they’ve added move out of the way to allow space for the bird to get in was a really nice addition.
We encourage parents to use the app to further encourage cognitive and language skills. Can you help them learn to say the word kite, help them recognise checks and stripes or test whether they know their colours?
It would be even better if...
It would be great if you could keep playing with the birdhouses after they were finished. The children were pleased it took a photo you could download at the end but being able to interact with the finished house would add another level of imaginative play.
- Brands: Duckie Deck
- 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, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Android version: 3.1 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Art & design