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Ease of Play
After setting the language option on the info screen, the game shows the Splish Splash Inn, a hotel with ten doors. Tapping on a door reveals the sea creatures inside, and then tapping the hotel icon returns to the main menu.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Splish Splash Inn is a colorful educational counting app for preschoolers. It is very simple to use and can be set to one of three languages for learning languages as well as numbers. There is a separate iPad version called Splish Splash Inn HD which offers higher definition graphics.
Is It Any Good?
SPLISH SLASH INN lets your child pick one of ten rooms from the screen, numbered from one to ten. Within each room is the corresponding number of some type of sea creature: seahorses, jellyfish, clown fish, and so on. As the creatures move onto the screen, a voice counts them out loud. The animals can be moved around the screen just by touching and dragging them, and they also float around when you tilt the device. In addition, each animal makes a different musical noise when they're touched. You can set the language to English, Spanish or French.
It's a very simple app without a lot of extras, but its perfect for younger kids who enjoy colorful sea animals and sounds. The English mode includes a small child's voice in addition to the regular voice, but the Spanish and French only comes in an adult voice.
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