What is it
A great game to encourage little ones to share. This app is made up of 6 mini-games, each symbolised by an object:
- Rocket: 4 different toys each with fun interactive features that can be swapped between the children (the player and 3 on screen children), promoting the concept of sharing.
- Donut: Ensure each child gets a toy they want, there are 3 toys and 3 children, each child would be happy with one of two of them but not the 3rd. Developing logical thinking and the communicating the important lesson that not everyone wants the same thing.
- Cake: Decorate the cake – trying taking it in turns to decorate between friends and siblings
- Monster cards: find the pairs game memory game – with the 3 children looking on ready to celebrate with you
- Apple: share the food between the 4 children
- Drawing: follow the dotted lines to draw the shapes, then colour them in
Get stickers as rewards for playing the games.
What our team of testers said
"Its called sharing - you have to share" (to his friend) - Boy aged 3
"I gave him the guitar, she can have the, erm, ice-cream" - Girl aged 4
- Encourages sharing and turn taking
- Develops cognitive skills, including memory and logic
- Enables children to practice drawing and colouring
What our experts think
It’s great to see an app that tries to encourage sharing and clearly understands how important this skill is to a child’s development – although not an easy skill to learn. The app also encourages cognitive and creative skills making it great from a developmental perspective. The drawing app was particularly clever at enabling basic scribbles to turn into a real picture.
It would be even better if...
We’d love to see even more interactivity to keep the player engaged for longer.
- Brands: Duckie Deck
- Key Features:
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes - no restrictions required
- Extras for Parents: The 'For Parents' section including information on the importance of sharing, how the game encourages sharing and ideas of how you can encourage sharing away from the app.
- Languages available: English - but no spoken language, written language only in titles and parents area.
- Appropriate child restricted areas? Yes - no restrictions required
- Extras for parents: The 'For Parents' section including information on the importance of sharing, how the game encourages sharing and ideas of how you can encourage sharing away from the app.
- Apple version: iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 5.0 or later
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing