Parents' Guide to

Hickory Dickory Dock

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Mini-games, catchy tune expose kids to time-telling basics.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

5? Eh.. Here's a story..

When Caroline Doobel turned five years old, she did not like the app Hickory Dickory Dock. When Mom pulled it up, the girl said, "THAT APP IS FOR BABIES! B-A-B-I-E-S!" Caroline Doobel is five and has the maturity of a 12 year old. "I already know how to tell time, spell, and read! I hate being 5! I'm 12!" Caroline Doobel even is on Facebook and Mom doesn't say no to it. Caroline Doobel's favorite app is not an Age 5+ app.. it's Game of War: Fire Age. Can't you believe that a five year old girl has the maturity of a twelve year old, and in Grade 6.... Hmm....

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Hickory Dickory Dock is fun to play and entertaining for kids, but it only barely teaches the basics of telling time to the hour. If kids aren't paying attention to the song, they may not understand that what they are doing is setting the clock to a certain time. They may just tap or drag the clock hand to a number without thinking about it. Still, the app is entertaining enough to keep kids playing with the physics-based mini-games, and they may learn the intended lesson as they play the game over and over.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Science : physics, Math : numbers
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: September 23, 2011
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Mindshapes
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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