A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn a love of stories. They'll stretch their imagination as well with a fun story about cute little animals using balloons to fly over a sleeping tiger and plan a surprise birthday party for said tiger. Mini-games include memory, matching, and identifying differences.
Ease of Play
Kids tap, blow, and shake to help advance the story. Clear instructions tell kids what to do, but they are text only.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Lovely graphics accompany a simple, but sweet story with a handful of fun interactive elements built into the storyline. Because it's not made with the intention of teaching pre-readers, it focuses on the storytelling and immersing kids in the plot. Little kids will likely get a kick out of all the antics meant to keep the sleeping tiger asleep. And the activities are both cleverly woven in and take advantage of multiple ways to use the device: Tap or rub the screen, blow into the microphone, and rock the device. The story is also quite short, and the two mini games utilize the wonderful illustrations but are rather unoriginal. That said, the elements -- though simple -- are so well-made, appealing, and designed to involve kids, that it's worth the money. Don't Wake Up Tiger may not be the kind of app that digs deep or calls kids back for repeat visit after repeat visit. But, it's a sweet way to interact with an appealing story -- especially when used while on a parent's lap for a shared bonding experience.
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