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Zoo Train

Zoo Train

Fall 2011 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
Artist: Michael Bruza
Contributions From: Mitchell Cichocki
Developer: Busy Bee Studios
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
Review:

Zoo Train includes five apps to educated and entertain preschoolers. The music and train track sections were the tester favorites of this Busy Bees Studio app. In the music game, a full octave of steam pipes delivers classic songs identified by pictures. Play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by clicking a lamb or "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" by tapping a star. Children can also create their own melodies by touching the pipes. The train track section is a puzzle, a blank track onto which train pieces can be dragged from a scrollbar on the right side of the screen. Preschoolers will find this game challenging but not frustrating. When they complete a track, the reward will be a train coasting along the path they’ve just built.

Puzzle, spelling, and train-building games round out the diverse offerings from this app.

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