A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
Kids can start building their amusement park in PANGO BUILD PARK from 10 starters ranging from a totally blank space to a fully featured park, so play can be as easy or as creative as kids can handle. They can populate the park with merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, giant swings, roller coasters, decorations, food stands, ticket booths, and other details, right down to sidewalks and benches. Kids can choose from a few colors for each feature and can alter direction. When they're ready, they can put Pango and his friends into the park and view a movie-view of what each is seeing.
Is it any good?
Kids of all ages can create amusement parks and watch characters enjoy the design and features they imagined. Young builders can use one of the ready-made parks to explore, or they can add or take away a few details or change colors. As they get more comfortable, they can customize more of the park, eventually building the whole place, even the roller coaster. There's no language involved, so no reading is required. And there's no wrong way to play, so kids are free to create. For kids who love to imagine, build, and test, Pango Build Park is a great option that makes full use of the screen.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about visits they've made to theme parks or plan a future trip after playing Pango Build Park. Ask kids what their favorite things to do in a theme park are. Share your favorites.
Extend kids' thinking by asking them about the logistics of placing features in different places. Is there enough space for people to wait in line for the ride? Are there benches for grandparents to sit on while watching the kids ride?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Hobbies: building
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships
Creativity: imagination, making new creations
- Price: $3.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: March 15, 2017
- Category: Simulation Games
- Size: 132.00 MB
- Publisher: Studio Pango
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
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