A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
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What's it about?
Kids start by choosing their destination: the mountains, Egyptian pyramids, or a tropical beach. They may choose their destination based on which animal friend is there, too, as each destination is accompanied by a different Sago Mini animal. Then they pack their suitcase, choose their car, and start on their way. They can stop and wash the car or gas up, and they may encounter some nonthreatening obstacles along the way. The mile markers count down from 10 until they reach their destination, greet their friend, and take a vacation photo.
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.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the similarities in the app and their own road-trip preparations, such as packing, gassing up, and washing the car. When packing, what else does the cat pack besides clothes?
The cat travels to several fun places on road trips. Ask kids where they'd like to go on a road trip.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Language & Reading: storytelling
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: thinking critically
- Price: $2.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: November 20, 2014
- Category: Education
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Adventures, Cats, Dogs, and Mice
- Size: 33.70 MB
- Publisher: Sago Sago
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
- Last updated: April 19, 2021
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