Disney Princess Palace Pets

 
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Learning(i)

Pet-primping game is precious; hogs camera roll and storage.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Everything is pretty intuitive, even for preschoolers. The pets respond to the different grooming and care maneuvers. Each pet's story is read aloud.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The free app includes six princess pets. Four other pets can be purchased for $1.99 each or all for $4.99. Ads and links to other apps are available behind a parent-lock screen. Disney Princess Palace Pets is a marketing tie-in to the marketing-driven Disney Princesses. The Palace Pets have their own toys, shows, and apps.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

No personal information is requested, and there are no sharing options. Disney's privacy policy explains what information (location and usage data) is collected and how it's used.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Disney Princess Palace Pets is a free app that includes the pets of six of the Disney Princesses: Cinderella's dog Pumpkin, Aurora's cat Beauty, Belle's dog Teacup, Ariel's cat Treasure, Snow White's bunny Berry, and Rapunzel's horse Blondie. Sultan (Jasmine's tiger), Petit (Belle's horse), Lily (Tiana's cat), and Summer (Rapunzel's cat) require an in-app purchase to wake them up. It's a big app, taking up far more than 500 MB of storage, and kids can snap pictures of each pet and her princess very easily from within the app, quickly filling up a camera roll (with no option in the settings to turn it off).

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • reading

Hobbies

  • pets

What Kids Can Learn

Disney Princess Palace Pets wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • reading

Hobbies

  • pets

Disney Princess Palace Pets wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Amanda Bindel

What's it about?

Each Disney Princess has a pet, and each pet (just like her princess) has a story. Kids choose the pet and then read along to learn about it in a short two- or three-page story. They'll learn how the princess met her pet and what the pet enjoys. Then they can click the comb to groom and care for the pet: bathing it, brushing it, feeding it treats, and dressing it up. Once the pet is all primped, she's presented along with her princess, and kids can add the portrait of the princess and her pet to the camera roll.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Princess fans will have a great time grooming and dressing up the Princess Pets. The narration and voice-overs are really well done, and kids will be able to navigate the activities easily. Even with only the six pets included for free, kids will be entertained for quite a while, washing, grooming, feeding, and dressing each pet as well as hearing its story and taking its picture. Parents will just need to be prepared to delete dozens of princess pictures from their camera rolls once their little ones have finished playing.

Families can talk about...

  • Encourage kids to imagine other pets each princess might have. Ask them what they think other favorite characters' pets and their names might be.

  • Talk about what's involved in taking care of a pet.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price:Free-$4.99
Release date:February 4, 2014
Category:Entertainment
Topics:Princesses and fairies, Cats, dogs, and mice, Horses and farm animals
Size:577.00 MB
Publisher:Disney
Version:2.7
Minimum software requirements:iOS 5.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up

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  • 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, 15 years old Written byHainesama123 September 24, 2014
 
LEARNING

not for kids

ok this is not for kids. it's too dang creepy. Jewelpet is better.
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Too much consumerism
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