A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about cooperation while reading about how Wubbzy and his friends work together to meet challenges like repairing a leaky pirate ship. Wubbzy's Pirate Treasure, an interactive book app, also lets kids practice reading, spelling, listening, and reading comprehension as they follow along with a pre-recorded narrative as words are highlighted, or read out loud by themselves. Wubbzy's Pirate Treasure is an engaging story that can help kids practice reading skills.
Ease of Play
Easy to use. Kids turn pages by tapping an arrow icon, and can skip to any page or mini-game via a table of contents.
Products & Purchases
The app is part of the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! franchise, which is also a TV show on Nick Jr.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wubbzy's Pirate Treasure is an interactive storybook app based on an episode of the Nick Jr. TV series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Kids join Wubbzy, Daizy, Widget, and Walden on an adventure to find pirate treasure, and learn along the way that the journey itself is way more fun than the reward at the end. The 21-page story is broken up by four interactive mini-games, and kids can jump to any page via a table of contents.
Is It Any Good?
WUBBZY'S PIRATE TREASURE is a bit unusual among storybook apps in that it separates the story into an interactive mode (that lets kids tap on the scenery to see fun animations) and a non-interactive mode that's strictly for reading along to, rather than combining them into one experience. Not that the story suffers from this at all. Regardless of which mode kids choose to enjoy, they'll be treated to wonderful cartoon graphics, fun sound effects, and a story with a wonderful message. Parents are encouraged to reflect on the story with their kids with the help of sample questions located in a Grown-Up's Corner section. Overall, a well-produced app with a great message.
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