September 3, 2013

Curious George's Town App Review and Gift Pack Giveaway

Disclosure - Product for review and Giveaway provided by company or pr agency. 

Because of where Bid is going to preschool, she doesn't actually start till mid-October.  She is bored at home without her sister, so we have been looking at creative ways for her to get a little learning practice.

One of her new favorite things to do is the new Curious George's Town App from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The Curious George's Town App was designed to teach preschool and kindergarten aged kids smart saving and spending habits.

In the game, there are 6 stations where kids can play mini games.

Library - Kids sort books that begin with a given letter.  This is a fun take on a alphabet matching game.
Towne Square - At the fountain, kids navigate their way through a maze.  They spin a color wheel, and then move to the next available color slot.  Kind of like candy land.

Pet Store - Kids feed hungry animals, and then help a customer buy a pet.
Park - Kids clean up the park by recycling different types of items.
Grocery Store -Kids collect items from the grocery store at checkout.
Bakery - Kids follow color/number directions to bake a cake.  Then they get to decorate and eat it.  My girls love designing so this is by far their favorite game.  Their creations aren't always bakery worthy, but they think they are beautiful. 

The app is designed to be a virtual world where kids can earn virtual game coins.  So at different parts in the mini games they have a chance to collect these coins.  Then with the coins they win, kids can purchase additional items to expand and customize their town.  So far we've bought houses, a camp site, and even dinosaurs.

I really like this, because kids can earn all of the virtual coins they need in game, and you don't have to make any additional purchases.  Also, there is a parents reward center where parents can pick "chores" or things for their kids to do at home, and reward kids up to 3 (free) virtual coins a day for completing these tasks.

Here is what we decided on with Bid.

Bid absolutely loved this game.  The first time we sat down and played, it turned into a family event. She is always excited to play the game and earn coins.  She is also willing to do a little extra here, so she can get rewarded her free virtual coins.

This is a fun virtual world for kids!

To Buy - The Curious George's Town App is available for the iPad and iPhone and retails for just $3.99.  For more info, you can check out the Curious George's Town App on iTunes.

To Win - They are giving away a Curious George Gift Pack to one of you!  Gift pack includes
  • App Download
  • Curious George Builds A Home (or another paperback CG title)
  • Curious George Travel Activity Kit ( A classic book, 3 stories on CD, an activity book, a card game, stickers and double-sided crayons)

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    ~Sandra U.

  6. I like the Life of Pi book for myself. :)

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