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Avokiddo Emotions

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Hilarious and creative way for little ones to see emotions.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn about identifying emotions through facial expressions and reactions to stimuli. Kids are encouraged to use their imaginations to make new creative scenes by using props to dress and interact with three friendly, zany animal characters. By playing Avokiddo Emotions, kids engage in lots of silly fun while exploring emotional and creative development.

Ease of play

Very easy to play. Little fingers may find it challenging to feed the animals food because they have to line up the food and hold it there.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The Parent Zone leads to the App Store, but it's under a child lock.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Avokiddo Emotions is a charming way to teach kids about emotions. It can also be helpful for kids with non-verbal learning issues, such as difficulty reading facial expressions or inability to read body language. With three characters and more than 110 props, kids can make a disco-themed zebra blow up a balloon, dress a giraffe in fiesta gear, put a Santa hat on a moose, or feed garlic to the mustachioed sheep -- all while observing the animal's reaction. This zany, open-ended play is a delightful way to introduce emotions. The Parent Zone includes settings that allow parents to set the number of falling objects, allow only vegetarian food as food props, include more Christmas props, and decide whether or not kids can save snapshots. Read the app's privacy policy to learn about the types of information collected and shared.

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What's it about?

Tap the sheep, the giraffe, the zebra, or the moose and that character takes center stage in AVOKIDDO EMOTIONS. Swipe the lever for props, and several fall into the scene. Kids then tap and drag the props to the animal for use. If they feed the animal ice cream, they will see it react with joy. If its eyes begin to droop, it may be time for a snooze, so kids can put the pacifier in its mouth. As the sky goes dark, the zebra's eyes close. Pull the alarm clock's rope ... wake up! As kids create scenes with the props, the animals show expressions of humor, displeasure, happiness, and more depending on the props kids choose. There are also backgrounds that appear to help set the scene and funny sound effects. To save a scene, kids can take a photo. Swipe the lever for more props, or return to the home page to choose another animal.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The variety of characters, props, and reactions will likely cause giggles and surprises for the youngest and oldest app users alike. There are many props here, although kids can only choose from batches of five to nine at a time, including ice cream cones, mustaches, balloons, vegetables, hats of all sorts, wigs, musical instruments, sunglasses, bubbles, and more. Surprising backgrounds pop up to complete the animal's scene, sometimes with interactive elements. As the animals make facial expressions and noises, kids can observe whether the animal likes or dislikes what's happening with the props and in the scene. This fun app creates a silly, delightful, and open-ended way to be creative.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about putting names to the emotions that the animal characters are expressing on their faces. What are they feeling? How can you tell?

  • Try to help your kids think about and predict what comes next. If the zebra looks very tired, and you give it a pacifier, what may happen to the zebra next?

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: deduction, prediction
Creativity: imagination, making new creations
Emotional Development: empathy, identifying emotions
Price:$2.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:January 15, 2015
Category:Education
Topics:Horses and farm animals, Wild animals
Size:161.00 MB
Publisher:AVOKIDDO
Version:1.4.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up

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