A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about being open to everyone and respecting differences, and the activities touch lightly on counting, spelling, puzzle-solving, and music. The story's message pinpoints the fact that it's exactly the differences in all of us that make us work best as a society: You can do things that others can't, others can do things that you can't, and together we can accomplish great things.
Ease of Play
Advancing through the story is very easy, though it's not always clear what to do with some of the interactive features.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This minimally interactive digital story has wonderfully whimsical graphics, gentle music, great narration, and a heartwarming message of inclusion. It's a great message, and some kids may get it right away, but other kids will need a bit of help. The interactive features add some fun but aren't particularly deep learning tools. It also isn't always immediately obvious what kids are supposed to do, and sometimes the story doesn't advance until kids interact. Clearer indications may help keep kids -- especially younger ones -- from getting frustrated. A precious few interactive features, such as the music making, let kids play and explore for as long as they please. This is a nice feature, and it would be even better if there were more of them, because it leaves room for a bit of open exploration in an otherwise very scripted app. The story is relatively short and may not have a whole lot of staying power, but all in all, Lucy & Pogo tells a sweet story with great audio and visuals.
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