Parents' Guide to

Dinosaur Garbage Truck

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Trucks, dinos deliver, but mini-games miss the mark.

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Is It Any Good?

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Though there's a lot here that seems attractive for young kids, the actual content of these mini-games is disappointingly weak. Dinosaurs and trucks -- what could go wrong? Nothing really, in that there's nothing inherently wrong with Dinosaur Garbage Truck. Play is clear enough for young kids, graphics are clear and simple, and kids can see various machines do exciting things like crush cars, burn trash, and load heavy items. There's also not a whole lot that makes Dinosaur Garbage Truck stand out either. The dinosaur theme isn't connected so is likely just to get kids' attention. Play is simple, but also lacks creativity. There's not really any thinking involved as kids simple follow directions and follow the path. So kids aren't challenged to engage in any meaningful way with the app. The learning theme of waste material and recycling is covered only on a very superficial level, which makes it difficult to expect kids to learn much. Dinosaur Garbage Truck may be appealing as an easy way to distract kids and keep them occupied, but don't expect it to do much more than that.

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