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Dr. Panda's Bus Driver

Dr. Panda's Bus Driver

Spring 2014 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad

What kid doesn't want to get behind the wheel? Dr. Panda's Bus Driver lets your preschooler get behind the "wheel" of your mobile device and control Dr. Panda's bus—picking up passengers, stopping at traffic lights, speeding up, honking the horn, running through a carwash—the things we do everyday in our own cars. Youngsters will love being in control and you might be surprised by how much they know just from riding in cars as a passenger.

This app isn't going to teach specific math or reading skills but it will help your child try out real life scenarios in a safe and fun way and have fun on the road. The scenery is randomly generated as you drive along so the challenges are always new. No repetition here! There are no ads, no chance of heading into uncharted territory. It has a clever parent control that asks parents to tap the lock a designated number of times to enter. This developer seems to really know its target audience (ages 3-7) and the skills they have. Great fun!

Tracey Clark   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Tracey Clark is the mother of a three year old son. When she's not chasing after him, she's running the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, a local non-profit, and an architectural antique business. She dreams of the day she can get back on her motorcycle and continue seeing the world.

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