This post was sponsored by MomSelect but all opinions are my own.
For the last year my youngest daughter has been fascinated by the Noddy Toyland Detective show. I was happy to learn Kuato Studios teamed up with Dreamworks Animation to recreate Noddy Toyland Detective based on the popular TV series in a coordinating app because now at two years old, she is confident on an iPad and thrives playing educational games featuring her favorite characters. I’m a big supporter of educational screentime and this app is no exception. My daughter is playing and I know she is learning. Available on both iTunes and Google Play, the Noddy Toyland Detective – Let’s Investigate App is an educational app with creative play, personalized story book, problem solving and more. This app contains no advertising and has no in-app purchases, making it even more perfect for a young audience. The app was developed by the multi-award winning team behind Dino Tales, Safari Tales and Dino Tales Jr and designed with teachers, parents and children to develop a range of literacy skills and aptitudes. We want you to have an ultimate summer of fun too and are giving away a $25 iTunes gift card so you can purchase and download educational apps for your children including the Noddy Toyland Detective!
Noddy Toyland Detective is all about solving mysteries and the app follows these story lines perfectly with the user taking on the detective role. Parents are able to set playtime limits and player-generated stories providing a great resource for parents to develop their children’s language skills to support preschool and school activities.
Little sister is growing her independence and enjoys playing on her own. Problem solving is based on the simple ‘Who, What, Where’ format. After you’ve solved a mystery, you can retrace your steps in a photo storybook. The skills little sister is learning while playing early are giving her lifelong problem solving abilities and giving her a head start in preschool.
Although she’s only two and I am right beside her each time she is using her iPad, as she grows, I will be using the app’s ‘Grown Ups Corner,’ where you can choose the length of time your child plays the game, receive email notifications when your child has created a new case for you to read together and get help and advice about playing the game with your child.
She has mastered each of the games all by herself and returns to the her favorite mysteries because each time you play, the story changes depending upon the path you choose. Her favorite games within each mystery currently include playing with stickers and puzzles.
Clues are provided and you are able to drive Revs the Car every direction in the animated town.
Favorite characters, like Bumpy Dog, from the show appear in the app and encourage Noddy to find clues to solve the mystery.
Each game has different levels appropriate for varying ages. You can help the Brickabuild Bulders solve jigsaw puzzles. The puzzles begin with just a few pieces but can move up in difficulty to increase the challenge as skills are mastered.
My daughter gets so excited when she finds clues.
The app was developed with many different educational resources in mind.
• Building language skills through reading and storytelling
• Question-forming and sentence structure
• Developing creativity through play
• Memorizing patterns and sequences
• Word knowledge and comprehension
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Who in your family would enjoy learning with the Noddy Toyland Detective – Let’s Investigate app?