Pigeon Presents Mo... on the Go!
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pigeon Presents Mo... on the Go! is a collection of mini-games and activities based on the writings of popular and Caldecott Award winning author Mo Willems. Kids complete easy games or fun activities to earn "stickers," which they can put onto photos they take. Kids can share photos via email, so parents with accounts enabled on their device may want to monitor this function.
What's it about?
Kids take part in one of five activities based around Mo Willems and his collection of characters. In Monster Maker, they'll randomly design a monster. Dance-O-Rama lets them choreograph a dance with Elephant and Piggie. Mo's Squillems lets them draw with the author, and Dream Drive lets the Pigeon finally drive the bus, as kids navigate the route with their fingers. When players complete tasks, they earn "stickers," which they can insert into images they take on their phone or tablet. Those, in turn, can be saved or shared with friends via email.
Is it any good?
While Pigeon Presents Mo... on the Go may not be quite as engaging as Willems' first app, it's still a marvelous tool that lets young fans of the author's work interact with the characters they know and love. The games and activities aren't hard to pick up, and they all tie in to a familiar moment for readers. Newcomers will enjoy the overall sense of silliness.
The ease is critical, as it lets kids earn stickers, which they can use to illustrate images of themsevles, further immersing them in Willems' many diverse fictional worlds. (It's also nice to see characters besides the Pigeon get a little app face time.)
Families can talk about...
If your kid isn't already a fan of Mo Willems, pick up some of his books from the library to read together. They're hilarious.
Have your own Dance-O-Rama, encouraging kids to dance like Elephant and Piggie, being silly (and secretly developing coordination).