Hickory Dickory Dock

Available in the App Store

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This app makes learning to tell time fun and education by combining the familiar nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock, with beautiful illustrations, catchy music, and engaging interactive games.

A giant clock and an entertaining mouse are the focal points of this app. Children interact with the clock by moving the hands either clockwise or counter-clockwise allowing for familiarity with a clock face and number location on a clock. Each hour on the clock opens a new interactive game featuring the mouse. The twelve games range from and cleaning up after exploding dust bunnies, practicing with levers and pulleys, balancing weights, and putting the pieces of the clock back together. Simple and entertaining, part of the enjoyment of this app is simply exploring the games and figuring out all the things the mouse is able to accomplish in each game.

This app does not contain any social media links or IAP’s. A More Stuff section accessed from the homepage does contain links to additional educational apps in the iTunes store.

Bottom Line

Both educational and entertaining, Hickory Dickory Dock is an app that young children will play again and again! Help your children learn to read a clock while being entertained by a playful little mouse companion. There are a number of mini games designed to develop specific skills, while all the time keeping the child entertained with humorous animation and sound effects.

Learning to tell time is often a challenging concept for some young children. This app uses the familiarity of a favorite nursery rhyme, plus an adorable mouse to help make learning time for young children more approachable and fun. The charismatic mouse bounces, springs and sleeps his way through the story accompanied with humorous sounds effects and animation. The simple and classic nursery rhyme has been extended to create appealing interactive games for each number-rhyme, providing children with both visual and audio cues to help them learn more effectively.

Hickory Dickory Dock simulates real Physics recreating gravity, collision, friction, weight and acceleration in a way that is relevant to the story. From being able to play pinball with the mouse, balancing weights on a set of scales, to bouncing the mouse off the walls of the clock Physics helps make the game more fun and educational.