Parents' Guide to

Bugs and Buttons 2

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

On-target intro to critical thinking, math, and prereading.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Was great, doesn't work with iOS 11

Our family has found all the 'Bugs and Buttons' and associated games to be wonderful and played them for years. Unfortunately the developer has not released updates for iOS 11, so the apps do not function unless your iOS is 10 or older. The developer never responded to email requests about their plans for an update. iOS 11 was released in September 2017 and still no update eight months later. These really were wonderful games with excellent graphics and music, its a shame they are no longer functional.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Any of the Bugs and Buttons 2 mini-games could probably stand alone as an independent activity, but in this app you get 18 beautifully designed fun and educational games that are well worth the price. The design reflects an understanding of young learners, with easy-to-follow visual instructions, fun graphics and music, and engaging games, all moving at a pace that keeps kids learning. A lot of simple silliness is thrown into the mix as well, such as the ability to find Morty hiding in games or witty quips from the bugs. Educational value is high. In many of the games, kids will develop tech skills and fine motor skills along with critical-thinking, early math, and pre-reading skills. Parents may get a kick out of the obvious classic-arcade-game inspiration for some of the mini-games. The adaptive play easily adjusts to the individual needs of the child. The app not only inspires academic learning, but addresses fine motor skills, working memory, and visual perceptive issues that kids may be struggling with.

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