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Papumba: Games for Kids 2-7

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cutesy, quirky collection for preschool learning is pricey.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Highly recommend giving a try!

To sum up, Papumba has been an invaluable addition to our daily routine. It has sparked a love of learning in Sarah that I believe will benefit her for years to come. I can confidently say that Papumba isn't just another children's app, it's a holistic learning platform that encourages the development of well-rounded young minds. Five stars to Papumba, for making learning an exciting journey for my little one!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a cheery way to reinforce kids' basic knowledge of letters and numbers while challenging them a large range of other activities -- but many games fall flat, especially for the price. Papumba Academy is nothing if not cute: The graphics are bright and colorful and bound to draw the attention of little ones. The learning activities are mostly solid, as tracing letters and numbers is good for both recognition and fine motor development, and matching games are always great for developing basic problem-solving skills. But taken as a whole, the games aren't all that innovative or creative and there's little room for interactivity. There are quite a few activities that provide superficial coverage of learning content and end up missing the mark, such as the "anti-bullying" game which feels more confusing than instructional. The prompts and game instructions are repetitive and often awkward or unclear, it would be nice to offer clues and hints when kids get stuck, and praise for correct answers is highly exaggerated (as in when the narrator says, "you're a genius like Albert Einstein"). All in all, it's fine, but the subscription fee is a lofty one for the amount of content. Parents will want to use the free trial to determine if the quality is high enough to make the fees worth their while.

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