Parents' Guide to

Pettson's Inventions

By Stacy Zeiger, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Wacky puzzles help turn kids into creative problem-solvers.

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age 3+

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age 3+

Ages 3-6

My boys love this app. My older one got bored of it after he turned 6 years old and my 3.5 year old now loves it. He can play it with only occasional help for the non color coded pipes.

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The scenarios in Pettson's Inventions may seem a bit odd and the materials a bit unconventional, but the zaniness helps kids come up with creative solutions. Although the game may not state outright that it wants students to learn about physics and engineering, it incorporates scientific principles in every task; this embedded learning is beautifully built in.

The mix of traditional materials with nontraditional materials, unique monsters, and funny animals helps keep the game interesting. As kids successfully complete challenges, they unlock new, more difficult ones that continue to keep them engaged. Challenges also require kids to use logic and a basic knowledge of the laws of physics to complete the challenges. For example, they may determine that a weight needs to fall and squash the elephant to give him enough power to spin a windmill. It's the unique tasks, such as squashing elephants, releasing wild monsters, and flinging cats to keep them from getting mice, that really make Pettson's Inventions stand out as a creative problem-solving game.

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