Peppa Pig's Party Time
What parents need to know
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 kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
- making new creations
- work to achieve goals
Engagement, Approach, Support
Parties are fun, and kids get to plan the invitations, goodie bags, and cake for the party as well as play the games. Challenging parents, siblings, or friends to the multiplayer game increases engagement and adds to the fun.
The social aspect of play helps kids with taking turns and dealing with the disappointment of losing. They'll see some characters react happily and others with tears of disappointment. Kids control some aspects of play, but choices are limited and, in the games, it can be hard to tell if their gestures have any impact on the outcome of the game.
Kids set up their own account to save their work as they go. They can relive the party with the scrapbook, which extends the fun and lets them look back over the party and their creations. Parents could use Peppa Pig's Party Time to familiarize kids with what to expect at a small birthday party.
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.
Families can talk about...
When the party-goers get out in musical chairs, some of them cry. How do you feel when you lose a game?
Would you want to play any of these games at your own birthday party? Which ones? Why?
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD|
|Release date:||March 27, 2014|
|Topics:||Book characters, Friendship|
|Publisher:||P2 Games Limited|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.3 and up|