What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sago Mini Space Explorer is designed with the youngest app players in mind. With no instructions and no rules, kids are free to explore and discover on their own. They guide Harvey the dog through space, meeting aliens and encountering surprises. Yellow dots alert kids to an interactive feature. One animation features a farting planet, which may absolutely crack up many kids, but parents can disable that activity in the device's settings.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- asking questions
- using and applying technology
Health & Fitness
- fine motor skills
Engagement, Approach, Support
The design is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers to explore on their own, and the discoveries they'll make will delight them. A dog and cat playing catch in space is adorable fun for a preschooler.
Kids are empowered to explore and discover on their own. They can use their imaginations to create stories about Harvey's adventures, developing creativity and literacy skills.
Though there are no instructions, visual cues prompt kids to tap and explore. The parent section includes ideas for parents to talk about with kids while they play and directions for hiding the parent information, news, and farting planet.
What's it about?
SAGO MINI SPACE EXPLORER opens with a typical-looking house with a satellite on the roof, inviting kids to touch. When they do, Harvey the dog comes out in his space helmet and begins floating through space. Kids scroll around, exploring space and meeting hugging robots, sneezing aliens, farting planets, and more. They can send a rocket into flight, have a space picnic, and seesaw with an alien. Kids can scroll all around, never reaching the end of space, though the features do repeat.
Is it any good?
Sago Sago continues its refreshing, play-based approach to preschool apps with Sago Mini Space Explorer. It plays on kids' natural curiosity and doesn't limit them with instructions or rules. The discoveries they'll make will delight them, and, although toddlers and preschoolers can easily navigate the whole experience on their own, they'll likely want to share some of their discoveries with a loved one. Kids can scroll through as quickly and as far as they want. The interactive features repeat, but kids never hit a wall to halt their exploring.
Families can talk about...
Make up a story about Harvey's space adventure and tell it as you explore space with your kids. Then let them have a go at making up Harvey's story.
Ask kids to predict what might happen at different interactive stops.