…8, 9, 10, Ready or not here I come! I have yet to meet a child that doesn’t love playing Hide and Seek. Just mentioning the game was sure to bring squeals and laughter from our girls as they not so quietly raced to their favorite hiding spot. Hide & Seek: Fun with Animals may leave out the patter of little feet or the rearrangement of your closets but little seekers will enjoy the thrill of finding animal friends in this search and find adventure.

Its time to find Lisa the Kitten and five of her friends including Puppy,  Joe theRacoon and Cowy the Calf. As you start your game you can set up your “boundaries” on three different worlds. Maybe it’s the fluffy snow or the pops of bright pink and lime green, but the winter wonderland was my favorite location.  You’d think that colorful animals would be easy to spot in this local (except for the white bear that is) but it can be tricky to find those little critters.  Remembering that this app is for young children, it make sense that there is only a short time after announcing which animal you should find before they start giving clues about where to look. The bird might be in the trees or behind a bush, the bear might be in a cave, you never know because it changes each and every time you play, a nice touch to keep little attentions.  You do have to find the animals in order though, which I think might frustrate small children.  If they find Puppy right away he’ll come out of hiding but the narrator will continue to ask you to find the next animal on the list and Puppy will just go and find another hiding place. I found it amusing that they added in animal sounds to help remind you what you were looking for. Its also fun to count the pine cones and coconuts you find.

The iTunes page mentions that if your kids like Toca Boca or Dr Panda they’ll enjoy this app. While some of the animals may be similar to what you might find in those apps, it really wasn’t on par with them for functionality or quality. Still I thought is was a very cute app and I’m sure lots of childish giggles are sure to be found playing this hide and seek adventure.

This app is also available for Android on Google Play and Amazon. Requires Android 2.3.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.

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