Beck and Bo is a very cute educational game designed for toddlers and preschoolers (ideal for ages 2 through 6). Kids will be able to journey along with Beck and Bo as they go on adventures such as a train trip with their dog, a swim in the ocean with a giant whale, or even a safari with gorillas! As you and your child play through all the exciting levels, you will be able to win prizes at the theme park and do lots of fun activities together. I really loved the look and feel of Beck and Bo and think that young children would enjoy it for sure!
I thought that the design of Beck and Bo was perfect for toddlers and preschoolers as the main way you play is simply by dragging and dropping items on the screen. Basically, your children will be able to build their own scene with the items that fall down one by one. As each new object falls, the name and sound of that animal or prop will be heard to encourage learning and association. This app features 12 uniquely designed scenes that will come to life piece by piece as your child places the items where they belong and there are hundreds of sounds and voice recordings to accompany these scenes. Through playing with the app, children will be able to learn the names and sounds of animals and objects, as well as where their proper place in a scene should be. When your child has placed all the objects in a scene correctly and completed all the simple tasks, they will be rewarded by gaining access to an interactive album – great positive reinforcement for using creative thinking and logic skills!
I really enjoyed the Beck and Bo app and think that children could definitely enhance their vocabulary, association skills, and creative thinking and logic by using the app. The games within each scene are fun and interactive – kids will be able to do things like link a train together car by car, pick apples from the apple tree, or learn how to build a snowman in the snow scene. The graphics, animations, and sound effects are perfect for younger children and will be sure to keep them entertained. If you have a toddler or preschooler, I would highly recommend checking out the Beck and Bo app!
Price when Reviewed: $1.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.