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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

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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