Pacca Alpaca by Anamil Tech Limited is a universal app for iOS designed for preschoolers and early elementary aged children as an Alpaca adventures through Australia. The app includes words in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin and allows children to learn a variety of new words as they adventure through the country. There are a variety of scenes within the app that include: bush, city, beach and as you complete each one you earn a “token” souvenir for the carousel showing you have completed your adventure.
I liked the different areas of the app along with the mini games which included: shapes, counting, color matching, spider shapes, dot painting, colors, BBQ counting, dot painting at more. Many of the activities were repeated in each of the different scenes just with a twist – for example the Koala counting game was in the bush while the city had a boat building game. As you went on you helped Pacca take bath’s and stay clean throughout the app by brushing teeth, brushing hair and more. I used the app to help my son understand that different countries have different animals. My son loved the dot coloring game because it allowed him to make a unique number of sand paintings and would purposely close the app so he could start over making them again after he had completed them.
In terms of enhancements, it would be nice to “ride” the carousel when you have completed the app rather than just spinning it with your finger. Also after completing all of the worlds you are just brought back to the main screen with the items – and the carousel flies away. It would be nice to be able to tap on each of the icons or even when you earn the icon to learn more about what it is and why it is important to Australia. I would also like to see additional animals form Australia including Kangaroos, Dingo, Platapus and more. It would also be nice to learn a little about each of the settings to provide information about the culture in the city or the beach for example as well as the history and climate of Australia. I grew up with an Australian Queensland Heeler and had been hoping one might make an appearance in the app as well since I had told my son about them and how unique they were in the United States.
Overall, this is a fun app which engages children from preschool through early elementary school and could be used as a supplement in education to help children understand Australia. Since there are no external links or in-app purchases it is one that children can complete on their own, but would benefit from an adult helping them understand the country as well as trialing the different languages.
Pacca Alpacaby Anamil Tech Limited
Category: Education, Adventure, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, 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
Size: 167.06 MB
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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.
Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.