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What 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.
What's it about?
Kids help Peppa plan and throw a party, starting with creating and mailing the invitations, then decorating and filling a goodie bag for the guests and baking and decorating a cake. Once the friends arrive for the party, they play musical chairs, pass the parcel, and pull the string on the piñata and collect the coins that fall out. Kids can play the games alone or against other players. Memories from the party are collected in the scrapbook using images from the actual invitation, goodie bag, and cake created for the party.
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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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions
- Skills: Creativity: making new creations
Self-Direction: work to achieve goals
- Price: $4.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: March 27, 2014
- Category: Kids' Games
- Topics: Book Characters, Friendship
- Size: 42.80 MB
- Publisher: P2 Games Limited
- Version: 4.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.3 and up
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