Parents' Guide to

Sago Mini Boats

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Let imaginations soar as kids sail the silly seas.

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Sago Mini Boats is one of the developer's better apps because it gives kids a lot of opportunities to take charge of the experience. In typical Sago Sago style, Sago Mini Boats is intended to be an open-ended platform from which kids can run wild with their imaginations. With the options to choose a destination, pack a suitcase, and choose a boat, kids are empowered to alter their experiences. There's also a decent amount going on along the boat ride, as kids can go underwater, go in the air, find balloons, stop at islands, and more. A few aspects might frustrate kids, especially the young set for whom this app was designed. Harvey's suitcase will invariably fall into the water -- which may distress some -- and it can take some practice to figure out how to put it and other objects in the boat. The boat's movements also are extremely sensitive to the slightest touch, so it can be hard to feel in control of where the boat is going. Overall, it's a solid offering, especially if parents encourage kids to elaborate on what they're doing and discovering by telling stories, making up new scenarios, and relating their play to real-life experiences.

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