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Little Farm Life

App review by
Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Virtual farm is fun but misses opportunities for more.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn to express themselves, as they become the directors of their own little farm. If kids are encouraged to tell stories, they can also practice storytelling and language skills. There are some light learning themes around food and goods that get produced on a farm, though the message is somewhat muddled.

Ease of Play

Carrying items and animals to different scenes may take some practice.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Little Farm Life is an open-ended game for free play on a virtual farm. Kids can interact with farm animals such as a pig, cow, or hen and experiment in little activity centers to see what happens. Though there are sometimes suggestions for what kids should do, there are no rules, time limits, or right or wrong ways to play. Kids can take animals and objects with them to any section of the farm, but doing so requires some patience with tapping and holding as kids scroll back and forth. Parents can re-set the game from the home screen so that all animals and items go back to where they were originally. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byModestas March 20, 2019

Very enjoyable farm game.

I have played it on android device. My kid likes the exploring element of this game. It has a lot of funny outcomes and i even learned some things about farm:)... Continue reading

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What's it about?

Tap and drag animals and items and swipe left or right to explore and interact with LITTLE FARM LIFE. Kids can play with traditional farm animals such as a cow, a pig, or a horse, and look around for hidden forest animals like a squirrel or a bunny. Mini-activity centers allow kids to, for example, shear a sheep, milk a cow, paint and fix the farm truck, or cook food on a grill.

Is it any good?

This farm's open-ended format is just right for letting kids freely explore and experiment, though it could benefit from a more thoughtful design. Young kids can be as silly as they want with a decent number of areas to explore and items to manipulate. Put the pig in the mud puddle, and then wash it off. Feed the animals fruit, milk cartons, acorns, and pine cones, and watch their reactions. Put food in the freezer, on the grill, or in the pot of hot water and see what happens. Or, just move the animals around and tell a story. Though it's certainly fun to be silly, it would be nice to see some more logic in the activity centers. For example, a pear in the freezer turns into ice cubes, a pinecone in boiling water turns into a jar of jam, and wool in a "wool machine" turns into plastic sunglasses. There are plenty of ways to be silly with transformations that still follow some sort of realism. There's so much to learn about how farms support food and goods production and this format could be a great way to introduce some concepts to young kids. As is, Little Farm Life is a fun virtual space for free play that doesn't take advantage of what a screen-based experience can offer.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what kids play with in Little Farm Life. Ask them about what they're doing and have them tell stories about their animal friends. Where is the pigs going? Why?

  • Learn more about farms and the animals that live on them. Read books or watch kid-friendly shows about farming. Visit a teaching farm or a petting zoo to find real animals to observe.

  • Encourage off screen pretend play and exploration. Offer stuffed animals, figurines, boxes, puppets, and more - then give kids space to let their imaginations run wild.

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