A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn and practice fine motor skills, visual-spatial awareness, and cause and effect. Though there isn't much depth and activities are limited, kids will love making choices about their robots and watching what happens as they explore.
Ease of Play
Drag and drop robot parts together, touch levers and buttons to make the robot use the machinery, and tap an arrow to go to the next scene.
Products & Purchases
The Sago Mini characters are a part of a commercial franchise, and small icon advertising other apps is visible.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Kids can exercise some creativity and create some cause and effect as they play through each fun activity. Younger kids may especially find the process of creating and playing with the virtual robot enticing, especially as every part of nearly every scene is interactive. Though there aren't endless possibilities and the activities are the same each time, preschoolers will like the combination of predictable elements and little surprises as they take a robot through each screen. If kids are really paying attention, they'll also see that each robot reacts differently to each element, but parents can make the most of this feature by naming the apparent feelings and helping kids connect the dots. Little tweaks -- such as the robot being able to grab and eat the food -- would make it even more intuitive and fun, but overall, it's a silly set of tasks that most kids will love.
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