Parents' Guide to

The Monsters by Tinybop

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Create silly (or mildly scary) mix-and-match monsters.

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This sandbox tool is an engaging way for kids to have fun with monsters and be creative with the wide variety of features, but some kids may wish for more instructions. The app supports multiple profiles, which allows kids to share in the monster-making without losing their creations. Some audio support and better visual prompts could help guide kids through all that's offered, as some of the interactions aren't totally intuitive. For example, giving the monster new body parts uses drag and drop while coloring the monster requires clicking on a plant and then rubbing the monster. However, beautiful graphics and lots of interactive options will keep kids creating once they figure out what to do. Also, while most kids will feel empowered by controlling and creating monsters, the youngest users and more sensitive kids might find some of the monsters' features and sounds a little scary even though they aren't meant to be.

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