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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
It's really easy for kids to create cards to email to friends or family. They simply tap items to make them appear on the card, and each can be positioned and resized.
Products & Purchases
The app ties in to the Nickelodeon TV show Tickety Toc. A link on the start page connects to other apps but is protected by a kid-lock gate that requires entering an adult's birth year.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tickety Toc: Card Maker Time! is a kid-friendly card creator featuring characters from the Nickelodeon show Tickety Toc. Kids can create virtual postcards with colored drawings, decorations, and greetings and share the cards via email with a parent's help. Recipients receive an email with the return address of the email account associated with the device and an embedded PNG image of the card along with a banner ad for the app. Kids also can save their cards to the device's camera roll, but the cards are not saved in-app, so kids will have to complete them before closing the app.
Is It Any Good?
TICKETY TOC: CARD MAKER TIME! is easy to use. Kids have a lot of options to add to the limited space on each card, so the finished product can get a bit busy. The app stresses process over product, but any aunt or grandparent who receives an emailed card will be delighted with it. The addressing and mailing process isn't representative of what's required by the postal service, so parents may want to walk kids through actually mailing a letter or card and the details needed on an envelope. It'd be nice to have more custom options, such as drawing your own pictures to include on the card. Still, kids will have lots of mess-free fun creating and emailing cards.
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