It must be the way God wired kids, but seems there isn’t one alive that doesn’t just adore the furry creatures of the world. Our kids love naming animals, imitating their sounds and getting as close to them as they can. Zoo trips are pure bliss for our three year old.
Because of this fact, kids normally go nuts for iOS apps involving animals. I try to test these apps with my kids to get their reactions (rather than what I think they might like or not like), so I did the same with Tilly’s Petting Farm. What was their reaction?
My three-year-old enjoyed it. She liked the fact that the pictures were pretty and she could choose a scene to go to. Once she chose a scene, she could tell the app if she wanted to go into exploration mode or quiz mode.
Exploration mode allows your child to touch on objects and hear the narrator talk about each object they touch. There are 2 – 3 different responses he gives for each object. Quiz mode involves the narrator asking a question and your child finding the object that answers his question.
All in all, it’s a cute app that has potential. I’d like to see more informative sentences formed for the narrator to speak about each object to make it even more education. Also, a reward system would be nice for quiz mode if a child gets a certain number of questions right (virtual stars or stickers). I would also like to see more scenes added.
Tilly’s Petting Farm is cute and available for both iPhone and iPad. We give it 3.5 out of 5 stars and look forward to great updates in the future!