Kids Vehicles 1: Interactive Fire Truck


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Recommended

  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Education
    Editor: %
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 90%
  • Value
    Editor: 80%
  • Child-Friendly
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

If you have little one at home, you probably know all about the excited look he or she gets in her eyes when big red fire trucks roll past with lights and horn blaring. It’s a big event at my house! The new Kids Vehicles 1: Interactive Fire Truck app puts your kids inside the action with a guided tour from a real fireman, educational information about the parts of a fire truck, and even some cool built in games like fire fighter and find the object.

Get hands-on with a fire truck! This app comes with fun noises and even more fun facts about everyone’s favorite rescue vehicle.

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Overview

If you have little one at home, you probably know all about the excited look he or she gets in her eyes when big red fire trucks roll past with lights and horn blaring. It’s a big event at my house!

The new Kids Vehicles 1: Interactive Fire Truck app puts your kids inside the action with a guided tour from a real fireman, educational information about the parts of a fire truck, and even some cool built in games like fire fighter and find the object.

Quality

While there are some really neat features to this app, like the dashboard scene that uses your iPad’s camera to populate the windshield, the Interactive Fire Truck iPad app is a bit buggy. I found the arrows that move you around the fire truck a little unresponsive, and that goes double for little fingers.

There’s definitely some charm value to the app. If you have a little wanna be fireman or firewoman at home, they are simply going to adore this app, even with a few quirks.

Education

I feel like the Interactive Fire Truck app is mostly for entertainment, and not so much education. While there are some opportunities to learn new words, and your way around a fire truck, that’s where the learning comes to a close.

One way to make the app more educationally beneficial to your family is to play with it together, which I highly recommend. That way you can field an extra questions about fire, firefighters and fire trucks as they pop up.

Entertainment

A few of the app features of Interactive Fire Truck give the app some extra staying power. I think the dashboard scene with a windshield scene supplied by your iPad’s camera is a great touch, and the kids love it. Just keep an eye on them as they dash around the house with that expensive piece of electronic equipment!

As long as you don’t mind them using it, this app will get your kids moving while using technology, something every parent wants.

Value

Priced at $1.99, Kids Vehicle 1: Interactive Fire Truck for iPad will not burst the bank, however, I do think this app has a relatively limited audience of preschool age kids. Still, most iPad apps come in around $2, so I really can’t complain.

If your family has fire trucks on the brain, this app is sure to be a big hit. The charm does help make the price worth it.

Child Friendly

One good thing about this app, and the app’s developer 22Learn, is that they know how to make a kid-friendly app. There’s nothing in this app that I would consider dangerous in the hands of a little one.

My only parenting concerns are the running around that’s almost inevitable in dashboard mode, and the occasional unresponsive arrow. There are no social media links, no outside links that I found, and no advertisements. Now that is how you make a kid’s app.

If you have little one at home, you probably know all about the excited look he or she gets in her eyes when big red fire trucks roll past with lights and horn blaring. It’s a big event at my house! The new Kids Vehicles 1: Interactive Fire Truck app puts your kids inside the action with a guided tour from a real fireman, educational information about the parts of a fire truck, and even some cool built in games like fire fighter and find the object.

Editor rating
Rated 4 stars