Little Builders

Children become little builders with this Fox & Sheep app.

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What is it

Little Builders, by Fox and Sheep, is a construction site app where children can play at working on a building site!

Children can drive a digger, mix cement, roof a building, operate a crane, drive a street sweeper or paint a house.

Sometimes things go wrong on the building site; water suddenly bursts from a pipe, a builder falls into a hole or the wind blows the bricks away because the cement wasn’t dry yet.

The app contains seven different scenarios for children to explore:

1. Steer the digger, fill the truck and repair the water pipe.
2. Paint the house in different colours and unload the removals truck.
3. Operate the crane and build a new roof for the house.
4. Mix cement and build a real wall.
5. Operate a big cement mixer and concrete a large area.
6. Drive the street sweeper and clean the dirty road.
7. Unload the crane truck and make sure it leaves on time.

All animations and functions can run automatically or be controlled through a tap.

Tested on an iPad

What our team of testers said

"This kept him quietly amused for a ages" - Mother of a boy aged 4

"Look the man falls over when the water leaks! - Boy aged 5

"The excavator is fab" - Boy aged 5

Skills Developed

  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Develops observation and exploration
  • Teaches children about life on a building site

What our experts think

Little Builders is a lovely app which will delight any building site obsessed children! There are lots of interactions for children to take part in as they move around the building site. The app encourages observation and exploration as well as allowing children to play imaginatively; it is great that children can choose where to go and when – they can explore the scenes in any order. Completing the activities requires logic and problem solving skills.
We really liked the things that went wrong – forget to use cement on your brick wall and the wind blows the bricks off!

It would be even better if...

We would like to have seen some parental guidance/ tips. There were certain points where children (and adults) got stuck!

Features

  • Brands: Fox & sheep
  • Key Features:
    • British English
    • No 3rd party adverts
    • No in-app purchasing
    • No internet access required for core features
  • Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
  • Languages available: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
    Requires iOS 7.0 or later
  • Android version: 2.0
  • App Types: Entertainment
  • Types of skills developed: Cognitive
    Creativity
    Imaginative play
    Logic, strategy & problem solving
    People and communities
    Trial and error learning
    Understanding the world

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