Sago Mini Friends

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Fascinating first app features familiar, friendly fun.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about playing well with others -- taking turns, sharing, and getting along with friends. They'll learn about cause and effect, seeing the impact their taps and touches have on the toys and characters. Kids are empowered to choose which house to play in and how to play, giving toddlers and young preschoolers the sense of control over their environment they crave and learn from. Sago Mini Friends lets little ones explore and learn social skills in a fun way.

Ease of Play

Play is exploration-based and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. There's no right or wrong way to move or interact.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The start page features a logo link with a video advertising another app. The Sago Mini characters are a part of a commercial franchise.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Sago Mini Friends lets very young app users explore and play some of the same things they play with friends. There's no wrong way to play, but kids do need enough fine motor control to be able to move the toys into approximately the target location. Kids move from house to house, ringing the doorbell and going inside to play with a friend. All the homes featured are traditional single-family homes. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMelanie Kicks May 6, 2015

Perfect for toddlers!

My little three year old girl adores cats! There's no gameplay, it's basically just an immersion into a magical world. Also, the farting unicorn is a... Continue reading
Parent of a 6, 10, and 17 year old Written by3girls4ever October 30, 2015

So cool!

Parents need to know that Sago Mini Friends lets very young app users explore and play some of the same things they play with friends. There's no wrong way... Continue reading

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What's it about?

SAGO MINI FRIENDS takes kids on a neighborhood stroll where they'll ring friends' doorbells and go in to play. Kids start by choosing which of the five animal characters to play. The other four friends live in four houses along the street. After kids ring the bell, they go in to play a different activity at each home. They'll have pizza and ice cream snacks, play dress-up, play with trains, blow up balloons, wash dishes, water a plant, have a sleepover, and more. Kids can ride a swing pulled by balloons into the air to choose a new character.

Is it any good?

Sago Mini, once again, creates a sweet, fun experience for toddlers and young preschoolers that builds on their interests and experiences and lets them explore technology and cause and effect while being delighted. The number of experiences will keep kids entertained and fascinated for quite some time, and the game is perfectly designed for side-by-side play, allowing multiple fingers to touch and play at once.

The parent section includes instructions for ensuring the favorite activities -- blowing up balloons and playing dress-up -- are available if parents use a specific finger gesture. Play continues until kids complete the task or don't touch the device for a few seconds, and then kids can leave that house and move to another.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about real-life experiences kids have had that are similar to those featured in the app: "Remember when you helped Grandma wash dishes?" or "Did you have fun when you played trains at the toy store?"

  • If kids find any of the play activities especially fascinating, replicate them on a real-life playdate.

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