Parents' Guide to

My Very Hungry Caterpillar

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Famous book inspires activities, encourages kids to nurture.

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age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Transmits Sensitive Data

According to the AppCensus review of the privacy policy for this app, it "transmits sensitive data." Common Sense Media should remove this from it's 'recommended' list and should evaluate each of the apps on it's promotion list for privacy and security gaps. https://www.appcensus.mobi/app/com.storytoys.myveryhungrycaterpillar.fr…
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

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This book-based collection of activities has feel-good written all over it, from the tinkling musical notes to the bright colors to the lake with rubber ducks floating in it. Kids will love taking care of their caterpillars and gardens, and though the activities are repetitive, new toys and foods help keep things fresh. Of course, the time line for metamorphosis and growing fruit is greatly accelerated, so it's important for kids to understand that nature moves much more slowly. Younger children, or those with less mobile device experience, may need a bit of help figuring out the mechanics, despite some well-meaning arrow prompts on the screen. The painting exercise is the least intuitive, as the caterpillar can crawl through the paint or serve as a sort of paintbrush, but finger painting is limited. A delightful experience for little ones, caring for the caterpillar encourages nurturing and exploration.

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