Bottom line: Tiny Play Box HD is ten games in one for your preschooler, focusing on motor skills and cognitive thinking.
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Tiny Play Box, from developer Approviders Ltd., is a set of ten games for your preschooler that help develop motor skills and build your little one’s brain. Each game offers new challenges for your child.
The games include:
Pair Matching — Classic matching game to help work on memory skills. This game also helps with color recognition skills.
Memory Matching — Your child is briefly shown a set of objects and then asked to find the one that matches the card shown.
Catch the Balloons — The user must move a cartoon bear to catch falling balloons. The bear is moved by tilting the device, so this is a good workout for hand-eye coordination.
Feast Time — You don’t want the toddlers to get to your delicious feast, do you? The user must turn them into squeezy toys before they get all the way to your plate of goodies. It’s fast and exciting, plus you can earn star rewards.
Paint Box — A free-form painting game to encourage your little Picasso. Lots of options to inspire his or her creativity.
Go Fish — Your little one is shown which fish is desired and then must find and catch the fish for the teddy bear fisherman.
Beach Day — Help two bears play a modified game of volleyballish fun. Bounce a cartoon ball back and forth between two bears. Keep it going as long as possible. The challenge really gets going when multiple balls get into the game.
Snack Time — Your kiddo must make sure each little animal gets the food that matches the picture on their plate. It’s like being a short order cook for a passel of pets.
Cheese Magic — Help Baby Mouse keep King Mouse fed and happy. Drag Baby Mouse to the cheese to pick it up and take it to the King Mouse.
In Flight — Help the owl pop the balloons by dragging him through the sky.
The plusses to this app are that there are multiple activities to appeal to your younger preschool child and keep him or her occupied. The app can help with very basic skills for younger preschoolers. It is bright and appealing in a very simplified way.
The minuses, though, include the fact that, in today’s world of truly impressive graphics, those you'll
find here are a little bit too simplified. The games, while good for the very youngest of preschoolers, didn’t offer enough challenge to keep my four-year-old engaged for very long.
Tiny Play Box is a decent little app that is worth a look if you have younger preschoolers. But there is not a lot to set it apart from the multitude of apps out there for preschoolers, which kept me from giving it a higher star rating.
With two little ones in the house, Kelli often feels she is playing a real-life version of Feast Time. She is usually unsuccessful at keeping little fingers away from her plate. SmartAppsForKids.com was paid a priority review fee to complete this review in an expedited manner.