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Toybox Racer app – free today! October 2, 2012

Filed under: Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 2:39 pm
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Toybox Racer for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Okay, this app doesn’t have spectacular special effects or super awesome graphics, but it more than makes up for it in good clean fun. The problem with a lot of the racing apps out there is that they tend to cater to a more “ahem” mature audience with questionable ads, excessive violence, crude audio commentary, and scantily clad “eye candy.” Not something I want to expose my 4yo’s eyes to quite yet. This app is currently free for today. Normally, it is $0.99 which is well worth the paid app price.

This app is not without some bugs which hopefully will be resolved over time. You get to race a simple soap box derby race car around on a wood track. The game is played with a tilt to play interface and resets the car in the event of a crash. There are a variety of tracks to play. Even better, you can build your own race course. How fun is that!

Recommended for age 3 to 6 strictly for the racing aspect. Younger if your LO is adept at tilt to play interface. Older children can play as well, but they may be bored by the lack of sophistication (i.e. graphics, special FX) in this game, but they will find it quite challenging to build a custom race tracks. I find it charming and refreshing myself.



Hungry Hungry Hippos app – currently free!

Filed under: Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 2:17 pm
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Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Who doesn’t have fond memories of playing Hungry Hungry Hippo when they were growing up? This awesome free app is the perfect game version of this much beloved game. I have to say it is a huge bonus to not worry about little ones choking on those ┬ádarn marbles or trying to make sure you don’t lose those things. the game can be played as a single player, versus the device or four player. That does solve the issue of “sharing” if you have only one device and a more than one child around.

Great simple fun! Recommended for ages 2 and up.



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