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What we love…

The bright colorful illustrations, realistic sound effects. That the IAP has a parent lock.

What we’d love to see…

Parental lock on all external links.

Summary

A bright colorful tale about animals and shapes that is perfect for the 2-4 year-old set.

Our Rating

Tino the Triangle – Book & PeekabooTino the Triangle is a universal app from Larixpress designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers. The app is a combination of a narrated storybook app and a peek-a-boo game. The app can be enjoyed in US English, UK English, Italian or German, it is professionally narrated and accompanied by realistic sound effects. It is available as a free download with an in-app purchase (currently 99c) for the full book. The in-app purchase has a parental lock on, preventing little fingers from accidentally purchasing it. There is an information section accessible from the front and back page, which has external links (social media, app store), I would like to see this child-proofed too, the developer has said they will add this in a future update.

In the story Tino is a yellow triangle who sets out to explore the world looking for new friends, as he does so he discovers triangles can be a part of all sorts of animals from a bird’s beak through a cat’s ear and mouse’s face. The story is illustrated with bright colorful animal pictures which have an Eric Carle- like feel them them. On each page there are simple interactive elements which enhance the story – such as chicks pecking or a frog jumping. The child needs to touch Tino to move on to the next page. After each animal page Tino is alone on a blue background – re-enforcing the triangle shape recognition. When Tino is alone the child will hear a sound effect for the next animal Tino is playing peek-a-boo with, so you can have them guess who will be next. Each time you read the story the animals appear in a different order adding to the fun of the game.

20130606-101424.jpgThis is a really cute, engaging, simple story and game for very young children. The bright, colorful illustrations, simple interactions and storyline are just perfect for this age group. Toddlers enjoying the app will learn a little about animals as well work work on recognizing triangles, finding the Tino hidden in the picture, and guessing which animal Tino is hiding on next.

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Overall, a great app for toddlers and preschoolers – very colorful and engaging I would recommend downloading the free version (which contains 3 animals) to check it out, and if they enjoy it the full app is a good buy for 99c.

Tino the Triangle – Peekaboo
Tino the Triangle – Peekaboo
by LARIXPRESS GmbH

Category: Books, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878
Size: 64.36 MB

$FREE

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.