Parents' Guide to

Toontales - Caillou, Busytown Mysteries

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Fun, free games with interactive stories as in-app buys.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try, Free Education
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

The epic battle between Shrek and Caillou

SPOILERS: Shrek wins

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Enough content is included for free to make this a worthy download, but parents will need to be prepared to set limits on the in-app purchases or spend a bit of money. Kids can color pages from the extensive coloring book, play a few puzzle games, and play an increasingly challenging memory game from the free Toy Box. In the episodes, the narration is spot on with the same voices kids will recognize from the show, and the activities within each episode are educational and fun.

Disappointingly, the free episodes and paid episodes appear together in a carousel display, so it's very likely that kids will tap on an episode expecting it to play but instead be told they'll need a parent to buy the episode. When you select an episode from the carousel, you'll see the price, a summary, and icons indicating the skills covered (such as reading and fine motor skills) and the age recommendation. Some features can take a while to load or fail to load at all, requiring users to try again.

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