A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
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What's it about?
Tap on one of three activity packs in LEGO DUPLO WORLD: Number Train, World Animals, or Rescue Adventure. Each pack offers mini-games featuring Lego Duplo blocks and figurines. Some games are open-ended: Play with the figurines in the scene or build structures with virtual Lego Duplo blocks. Others have learning goals, like arranging numbered blocks in ascending order, sorting blocks by color, or playing the classic memory game. Swipe left or right to scroll through the different games in each pack. Visit the parents' section to read about each game, learning goals, and co-play suggestions.
Is it any good?
Beautiful virtual versions of well-loved building blocks provide ample opportunity for play, light learning -- and brand loyalty. Sharp, colorful graphics are very responsive to kids' touch. And it's fun to see them come "alive" as they move or make sound. Just as with the real blocks, there's lots of space for open-ended imaginative play, though each themed scene has only a few parts to play with. Games with learning goals introduce just a touch of school-readiness type content, but without much depth. The suggestions for co-play are really nice to help guide parents towards interacting with their kids while they play, which is right on with this age group. One major downside is that play with this virtual collection is necessarily more limited than play with actual blocks (of any brand). Each mini-game has just small collection of blocks to use, a small building space to fill, or limited capabilities. But, Lego Duplo World is a good option for when it's not practical to have a box of blocks around, like on a long plane ride.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the imaginative worlds kids can explore in Lego Duplo World. Engage kids to tell stories about what they're doing and the characters they're playing with. Which worlds do they like the best and why? Read the parents' section for some great suggestions.
Make your policy on making in app purchases clear before your kid starts playing. Talk about if you're willing to buy the additional advertised content.
Talk to your kids about branding. Is this app more interesting because it uses a popular brand of building blocks? Does playing it make you more likely to want to buy Lego Duplo blocks? Why or why not?
It can be hard to put down a game when you're having fun! Make your family's rules about screen time clear before handing your device to your kid.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Math: counting, numbers
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: spatial reasoning
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try (free download includes limited content; unlock additional content with in-app purchases ranging from $4.99 to $7.99)
- Release date: October 9, 2019
- Category: Education
- Topics: Numbers and Letters, Trains, Wild Animals
- Size: 338.70 MB
- Publisher: StoryToys Entertainment Limited
- Version: 1.0.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.3.5 or later; Android 4.4 and up
- Last updated: December 2, 2019
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