A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about different cultural icons -- or at least see pictures of them -- draw pictures, spot differences, and solve puzzles. They are empowered to choose from the carousel, selecting based on the icon for the activity or the picture on the card, and they might learn the names of some countries and their flags. The meat of the classic preschool activities may not have an impact, though, as the drawing, completing dot-to-dots, and building with blocks won't really develop fine motor control as well as those activities do offscreen. Pacca Alpaca Travel includes enough variety that kids will come away having some fun and maybe learning something, but it's not a standout among preschool learning games.
Ease of Play
Games are all preschool-friendly with no reading required. No instructions for the games when playing, but the parent section explains each a bit.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Like a big preschool activity book in an app, there's a lot of variety without much depth. The activities are mostly intuitive, but there are no instructions, so kids may need help from parents to know that when they see four pictures, for instance, they're supposed to choose the one that's different. The fun extra is the cultural aspect, though it's barely there: Each game introduces kids to a bit of culture, such as a picture of Mount Rushmore or a sticker page of Egypt. Once kids complete the activity, they'll hear the name of the country and see its flag. This app would be much more interesting if the cultural aspects were more of a focus and at least some of the activities had more depth.
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