What is it
Paca Alpaca – Travel Playtime – is an app that takes children on a cultural adventure all around the world.
Travel Playtime a beautifully designed learning game where children accompany Pacca Alpaca, a loveable, cheeky and kind-spirited companion, in over 50 fun and colourful early learning activities.
Activities include dot-to-dot, jigsaw puzzles, spot the difference, building blocks, hide and seek, I spy, drawing games and stickers. Each activity introduces children to cultural and historical settings from around the world (23 different countries.) Children can construct a gondola in Venice and watch Pacca Alpaca go for a ride; Connect the dots and help Pacca Alpaca uncover the famous Sydney Opera House; app features authentic music, as well as showing and naming the flags from each location.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I loved the puzzles the best!" - Girl, aged 5
"I like the carousel." - Girl, aged 6
- Introduces children to different countries and cultures
- Allows children to explore the flags for a range of countries
- Encourages children to concentrate on and compare pictures
- Allows children to explore their creativity through creating pictures
What our experts think
Pacca Alpaca is a wonderfully animated and colourful app which will engage and delight young children. We loved the carousel and thought that this was a lovely way for the children to choose an activity; we also really liked the Alpaca character (and the noise he made when you clicked on him!)
The app was easy to navigate and the gameplay was simple enough for young children to navigate on their own. There was a good range of activities and our testers particularly enjoyed the dot to dot and odd one out games – these games in particular develop young children’s ability to concentrate on and compare images.
We liked the cultural element of the app and the way in which it introduced children to different countries; this was done in a fun and engaging way.
It would be even better if...
We would loved to have seen an bit more information about each country; it would also have been good if there had been some more challenging activities for older children.
It was a shame that children couldn’t save their artwork in a gallery – this would have meant that they could share their work.
- Brands: Anamil Tech Limited, Pacca Alpaca
- Key Features:
- British English
- Made in the UK
- 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 5.1.1 or later.
- Android version: 4.0 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Categorisation & comparison
Understanding the world