Parents' Guide to

Peg and Pog

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Imaginative play introduces vocab to language learners.

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This simple, open-ended activity set gives language learners free reign to explore new words, but doesn't get too deep. Peg and Pog has appealing graphics and a nice variety of scenes to spark kids' imaginations. The vocabulary words are pretty basic and are most appropriate for kids who don't already speak the language. But for parents looking for a full service language-learning app, this isn't it. Peg and Pog is just about vocabulary. And to that end, there's plenty of repetition and opportunities to interact with the objects and their names. There are also great suggestions for co-play that parents can follow to help encourage deeper thought. But these suggestions have mostly general early learning themes and aren't related to broadening language learning -- and they're only available in English. Because of that, it's a little unclear who Peg and Pog's target audience is. Parents and kids could also approach Peg and Pog as simply a free-play imagination app and ignore the supposed language learning aspect. For that, Peg and Pog has definite appeal, though its options for exploration aren't quite as extensive as other popular open-ended imagination apps.

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