A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Ruff Ruff Tweet and Dave can be used as a companion to the Sprout show or played on its own. When kids first begin playing, they're instructed to ask a parent to type in their names. Multiple kids can have accounts on one device, tracking the stickers and bubbles they earn by watching the show and answering the questions along with the characters. The Sprout channel is offered through cable service providers, but episodes streamed online still work with the app. Options allow play in several languages.
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What's it about?
RUFF RUFF TWEET AND DAVE is essentially two apps in one. One part is a companion app for the show, which recognizes the episode that's playing and then syncs the multiple choice questions asked during the episode so kids can play along on the tablet. They earn bubbles and stickers for watching and completing episodes. The other part features five games and activities: a coloring page, a music memory game, an interactive experience with the characters, a racing game, and tic-tac-toe.
Is it any good?
The games and activities all are engaging, though typical of free preschool apps, offering lots of variety without much depth. The option to play tic-tac-toe against the computer or another person is especially fun, and the coloring page includes lots of options. Both the coloring and music page offer open-ended options, as well, to foster creativity. The companion to the show is a really neat idea, giving kids the option to answer and get real feedback on their answers rather than just shouting at the TV screen. It works well, following along with the show and counting down from five before kids need to respond to a question. Kids may have difficulty dividing their attention between the television and the tablet, though, and some parents may not want to encourage the simultaneous use of two screens.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, naming
Arts: drawing, music, painting
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: thinking critically
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: January 1, 2015
- Category: Entertainment
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Numbers and Letters
- Size: 754.00 MB
- Publisher: Children's Network LLC
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.1 and later; Android 4.0 and up
- Last updated: November 11, 2020
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