The Spanish version is a little glitchy 3/5
By Trainer Fabri
The game is basic and it seems to have potential but the Spanish is glitchy. For example when feeding the monkey it says i am feeding the Prairie dog or when finding Dell it mentions Dee instead. But it randomly does this Thats why i am saying it’s a glitch. I am trying to get my kid to learn Spanish so if these small glitches could be fix it would be great.
I am a speech language pathologist and have been using your app for years. This new version of ‘Playground’ only shows and tells the child player of spatial directions. In the earlier version of this app, the child was able to take a balloon and place it under , over, inside, etc. The earlier version provided more learning opportunities to identify and actually express directions. I’m disappointed you changed this part of the game.
This app is helpful for my baby cousins!
STOP CHANGING THE COLOR OF THE APP 1/5
Don't change the color of the app anymore! My little brother has been crying to me for days on end because he thinks his favorite game got deleted because it's no longer a blue color!
Won't download 1/5
Newest update won't download. I have an iPad mini, update made app crash. Tried to uninstall and reinstall, but now won't download at all. Other apps will download but not this.
4 year old has loved this since he was 2! Awesome app!
Excellent app 5/5
My preschooler loves it. They are continually updating the content with new educational and interactive games.
Anytime is learning time! 5/5
A great tool for parents of young children. You can turn any setting into a fun learning experience!
No sound 1/5
No volume on app. I looked for a way to change it in settings but couldn't find a way. Very disappointing. It works on my phone but not on my iPad.
DOES NOTHING! 1/5
Every time I open the app all it does is stay on the front page and does NOTHING!!
Did anyone's app sound stop working? This was an awesome app until that happened. I even try to uninstall it
Awesome for kids
Too "pushy" 1/5
The app was fun for my daughter but I get alerts from it EVERY day. More alerts from this app than from the App Store with updates for every other app we have. And no way to opt out of them. It's so annoying I'm deleting the app and cutting my losses. Yes, it's a fun app with lots of variety but its like the cashier doing 50 different add-on sales. "Do you have our credit card?" "Would you like to hear about it?" "But it will save you 15%!" "Are you SURE?"
They hook the children and use them to advertise to parents. No thanks.
Did they even do user testing? 1/5
I'm all for parent participation but the unnecessary text is a barrier for children's natural instinct to explore, play and learn. iPad apps designed for preschoolers with or without parent participation should respect basic child development and this app doesn't do that. Parents should facilitate play and learning, not control it. If they did any sort of user testing they would have found out there are way too many steps a child has to take in order to play a game. The app defies all design advice from the Cooney center research. Why PBS why? Why associate your high-quality brand with such a horrible designed app that doesn't respect a child's right to explore and learn. I hate the god awful computer generated voice too. Deleting app immediately.
From my 2 yr. old to my 7 yr. old emery loves this wonderful game!
Good ideas and fun little games for my 3 year old
Learning WITH an adult 4/5
What the previous reviewer failed to realize is that this app is intended to be used by a child WITH a parent or other adult. Yes, there is text and steps, but if used with an adult, as intended, this is an excellent app.
As an ELL teacher, I can use this app with my students and assess specific language knowledge, such as prepositions, shapes, following one step directions, etc.
How cool is this! Our coalition is all about creating a healthier community and what a great tool this is to support that. Thank you PBS!
My nephew loves this game! Easy yet stimulating! And for free!!!!! Easy download!