My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day

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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Sweet story has limited interactivity but some decent games.

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Ease of Play

The highlighting of the text makes it easy for new readers to follow along with the story. The bonus activities are quite simple as well.

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Sexy Stuff

The app is a tie-in to the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and the My Little Pony brand features pony toys and other merchandise. One section of the app contains a "Who's Who" roster of the show's characters.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day is a storybook app based on a popular cartoon series and toy line. In this story, Princess Celestia (a pony) asks Twilight Sparkle (also a pony) to teach her fellow ponies about the history of their land, Equestria. Twilight Sparkle is afraid she can't handle the task, but succeeds in the end with the help of her friends. The story is full of positive messages and is generally very sweet (if not a bit saccharine). The app also contains a few games along the way (mazes and spot-the-difference puzzles), which reward kids with new words they can use in a Mad Libs type story-building game at the end.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bymike-numbers December 24, 2013


Great game
Teen, 15 years old Written bymilo remmestein February 18, 2012

It's good

I went through the entire game and, it's good.

Is it any good?

As a storybook app, MY LITTLE PONY: TWILIGHT SPARKLE, TEACHER FOR A DAY is a good read-along tale, but offers very little in the way of interactivity. There is, at most, one hotspot per page, and it usually triggers something small like blinking eyes or a puff of sparkles. Luckily, there are tilt-controlled mazes and spot-the-difference puzzles sprinkled in there as well. They're fun, as is the fill-in-the-blank story at the end. Although, if you really want to enjoy that Mad Libs-style activity you will need to play through the story many times, since those only get you four words each time.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $.99
  • Release date: September 22, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Size: 105.00 MB
  • Publisher: Ruckus Media Group
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: December 18, 2019

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