Beck and Bo by Avokiddo

Common Sense Media says

Beautiful discovery app combines logic and creativity.

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Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Beck and Bo is designed with toddlers in mind, so the app is very easy to play. Kids need to complete all the adventures in a scene before they earn stars and the word review activity opens up.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

The app has no privacy issues.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Beck and Bo is a beautiful and creative adventure designed specifically for toddlers and preschoolers. The drag-and-drop interface is easy to use, and the objects easily fall into place when guided. Toddlers will be delighted to discover what they can make happen as they move Beck and Bo, animals, and objects around in each scene.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • vocabulary

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • logic

Creativity

  • imagination

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Beck and Bo go lots of interesting places, some familiar, some exciting and new. The simple graphics draw kids into scenes. It's easy and satisfying to drag and drop objects -- and sometimes things happen.

Learning Approach

Imagination and language skills were obviously a priority for developers. Kids learn logic, cause and effect, and even new words.

Support

The interface is intuitive. Completed levels are tracked with a star, which can prove delightful for toddlers and preschoolers.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • vocabulary

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • logic

Creativity

  • imagination

Kids can learn to use their imaginations to complete the scenes for Beck and Bo. They can develop vocabulary skills as they hear the name of each item, from fruits and animals to vehicles and toys. Kids also develop logic skills as they move Beck and Bo or other items around the scene. The easy interface is designed for toddlers and preschoolers and will build an understanding of how to interact with touch-screen devices.

This Learning Rating review was written by Amanda Bindel

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

Kids follow Beck and Bo, a little boy and girl, on their adventures to the beach, grocery store, park, backyard, and others -- 12 adventure scenes in all. Starting with a basic scene, kids drag and drop items to logical locations as they gently fall into the scene. Many items are animated, so kids will see the clouds move through the sky or cats peek out of a window. After completing the scene, kids get a little victory song and an animation and can view images and written words for each item and hear the words pronounced.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

BECK AND BO is a lovely choice for toddlers who will delight in controlling what Beck and Bo and other objects in each scene do, like making Beck slide down a slide at the park or putting them both to bed in their room. The scenes are beautifully drawn and the added items are interesting to move around -- just right for little ones. Kids will learn to think logically about how to place new items in the scene. For example, when a stoplight arrives in a city traffic scene, if kids move it to the top of a pole, they can then touch it to turn it green so the vehicles start to move.

Families can talk about...

  • Create a spirit of creativity and "wondering" by asking your kid questions such as, "I wonder what would happen if you put the dog in the dog house?" or "I wonder what would happen if you pushed Bo on the swing?"

  • Carry wondering questions into everyday life: "I wonder what would happen if I mixed these two paint colors together?"

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price:$2.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:November 25, 2012
Category:Kids Games
Topics:Brothers and sisters
Size:31.10 MB
Publisher:AVOKIDDO
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 or later

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About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bySodaDog November 3, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Huh?

Their lips are poorly designed..
What other families should know
Great role models
Adult Written byscottdbrooks February 22, 2015
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Cute Simple Learning Game

My daughter love this cute little game which allows her to move and interact with elements in a variety of scenes; all the while learning what each is. The graphics are super cute with some very cute simple annimations. They were thoughtful of parents too, hiding the settings behind a protected area.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use

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