A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
This digital platform encourages open play, creativity, and imagination. The app provides a platform that families can use to promote skills such as vocabulary, storytelling, sequence of events, and descriptive language.
Ease of Play
After some exploration, kids will be able to navigate and explore the app on their own. "For parents" tab gives directions on how to play and some helpful hints that they can share. Tap and drag motions give kids control over characters and objects displayed in the app.
Products & Purchases
In-app purchase is necessary to unlock all of the play options on each island. The home page has a button linking users to a list of Pepi games, newsletter subscription, and a tab to rate the app. The "get" tab, protected by an addition/subtraction parent wall, directs users to the app store.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
The colorful, inviting, open-ended play will captivate kids' curiosity and promote creativity while providing families with a platform for storytelling, building vocabulary, and exploring language. Kids can control every character and almost every object that appears on the screen, empowering them to explore options and giving them full control of the game. It incorporates enough options to keep little ones interested without the design feeling busy. Different characters pop up in the options depending on which island kids visit. Because it's full of little secrets and surprises, kids will feel like they're discovering something new each time they play.
Pepi Wonder World is a fun digital platform that allows players to use their imagination and openly play within the fantasy-themed world. It's especially handy when families are on the go and other traditional toys are not handy. Although the app doesn't replace the experience of real-life play, it's a useful and convenient tool, especially when thinking about its educational value. Families can use the app to create scenarios, tell stories, and practice oral language. Because it uses familiar fairy tale imagery, kids will have a jumping-off point for storytelling. Families who want more ideas about how to leverage the app's educational component will find the "for parents" tab and Instagram page useful. Although Pepi Wonder World is fun when played independently, the app is best when played with a grown-up or friend who can listen to kids' stories and ask them questions. The multi-touch feature is super awesome and really lends itself to playing with others and acting things out. Although it's slight, little ones will be exposed to the developer's attempt to promote other apps if they click on the "new app" button.
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