A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about the steps involved in going on a road trip -- steps they're likely to see firsthand as they go on family trips -- such as packing, washing the car, and getting gas. They'll do it all, though, from the driver's seat, giving them a bit of control and power over the situation that kids don't usually have. They can use their imaginations driving silly vehicles or choosing more familiar modes of transportation. Though academic skills aren't the focus, each road trip is 10 units long, and kids will see the mile markers count down from 10 until they arrive at their destinations. Sago Mini Road Trip teaches kids to use their imaginations and shows them how to have some fun in an often boring situation.
Ease of Play
No time limits. No scores. Objects jiggle to prompt kids when necessary, but the dragging and tapping is pretty intuitive.
Products & Purchases
A logo ad for another Sago Mini app appears on the start screen, but that can be disabled in the device's settings. The Sago Mini characters are a part of a commercial franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Once again, Sago Sago has created a silly, fun, toddler- and preschooler-friendly play experience. Kids get to have some control over an experience that can often leave them feeling pretty out of control: being stuck in a car seat for a long road trip. In Sago Mini Road Trip, though, kids get to choose where they're going, what to pack, and which "car" to drive to get there, from bathtubs to pickles and all kinds of more traditional (and not-so-traditional) vehicles. The one possible frustration is that kids can't stop the trip once they've started without restarting the app. Although that's totally realistic, kids may want to change their car or destination mid-trip and won't be able to do that.
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