What is it
Toonia Differences is an app where children have to compare two pictures and find the differences between them as fast as they can; there are eight to find. If a mistake is made there is a time penalty of one second. There are hints available if children become stuck.
There is a choice of 8 themes and within each theme there are 5 pictures. The free version contains 1 theme – you can purchase the others individually or as a set.
Each level can be played repeatedly, because the differences change every time.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"This is actually quite hard to get all of them" - Boy aged 7
"This is a cool game" - Boy aged 5
"I sometimes found it tricky but looked hard to find them" - Girl aged 5
- Encourages children to concentrate
- Develops children's ability to compare
- Encourages children to look for differences in a logical manner
What our experts think
Toonia differences in a cute spot the difference app which encourages children to work logically as they try to spot all eight differences within the picture. We liked the addition of a hint – some of the differences are rather tricky to find! Children have to really concentrate, and persevere, if they are to find all eight differences.
The time element is good for older children as it adds a competitive element to the app, but it only flashes up at the end with a time and no comparison to previous attempts.
The app cleverly changes the differences on each play so a child can repeatedly play the same picture.
It would be even better if...
We would like to have seen some animations as ‘rewards’ for when children found the differences.
There needs to more of a feature made of the scoring – there is no awareness as to whether you have beaten your high score or not…this means that unless the child is aware of their previous score it has little impact.
- Brands: Toonia
- No 3rd party adverts
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed:
Categorisation & comparison
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention