What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Princess Baby is based on the book by Karen Katz, but unlike most book apps, this has very few written words. Kids begin by choosing one of four (racially diverse) princess babies to play with. In Princess Baby's room, kids find three of seven toys to play with including blocks to stack, a drum to tap, a jumping cat, a ball to bounce, etc. Most of the toys are simply tapped to play; some, like the ball, respond to tilting. Princess Baby talks about playing together, having fun, and plays peekaboo. Tapping the window or bed puts Princess Baby to sleep, tapping twice wakes her up to find three different toys. There are seven toys total in the cycle.
Is it any good?
Very young kids will find PRINCESS BABY entertaining. Her invitations to play with her magic wand or feed her teddy bear are spot on for a lot of pre-school princesses. However, the app is stronger on entertainment than education. While Princess Baby often asks kids to tap on something specific, and will sometimes respond positively if they succeed, she will also respond to anything they tap on, which is exciting but not very helpful. The lack of written words to practice reading and the repetition of toys will likely give the app a short lifespan for your little ones.