A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn social and emotional skills and express their creativity. They'll express themselves creatively and make decisions as they decorate the cake, invitations, and bags. The party games themselves aren't explicitly educational, but kids practice taking turns, playing multiplayer games or alone. They'll also be able to work through the emotions involved with winning and losing both from seeing the way the characters respond to losing and by talking it through with a parent as they play. Parents may need to explain some of the vocabulary differences in British English -- like parcel. Peppa Pig's Party Time is fun to play, and since parents and kids can play together, parents can use it to open up conversations with preschoolers about party behavior and winning and losing.
Ease of Play
Verbal instructions explain how to play each game, and the controls are all easy for preschoolers to maneuver.
Products & Purchases
A link to other apps is hidden behind two kid-lock screens. The game is a tie-in to a television show on Nick Jr.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Peppa Pig's Party Time features Peppa and friends from the British animated series that plays on Nick. Jr. as they plan and throw a party. They'll decorate an invitation, goodie bag, and cake, and then play party games with friends at the party. The three games can be played alone or against up to three other players, and multiple players can have accounts set up on a device, each entering a name and choosing an image avatar.
Is It Any Good?
PEPPA PIG'S PARTY TIME is a fun party-planning game that's perfect for preschoolers who love parties. Though pricier than many fun preschool apps, it's practically two apps in one -- one for creativity and one for play. Kids can express themselves creatively as the design the invitations, create the goodie bags, and decorate the cake. The process of mailing the invitations is not educational, as the kids put a stamp of the friend they are mailing the invitation to, which may be confusing to preschoolers learning how the postal system works. The games are fun and may give parents a few new ideas for party games. Musical chairs, as in real life, is tear-inducing, and kids will likely identify with the characters who burst into tears when they get out. The multiplayer option is really fun and gives parents and easy way to play alongside preschoolers for some parts of the game. Don't miss the scrapbook, which takes pictures from the other party activities for kids to drag into place, making a true memory book of what they created.
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