Road Trip: Family Fun


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended
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  • Road Trip: Family Fun
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  • Last modified: October 29, 2013
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 90%
  • Value
    Editor: 80%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

A great app with tons of educational and engaging activities to keep kids busy during those long road trips with the family.

A great app with tons of educational and engaging activities to keep kids busy during those long road trips with the family.

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Overview

Road Trip: Family Fun is another great app featured in our At-A-Glance: Road Trip Apps For Kids and is full of fun activities and educational material children will love. Parents can rest assured knowing that their kids will have plenty of activities to keep them busy on long road trips.

Features include:

  • Word games
  • Fun facts
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Board games
  • Easy to use interface

Quality

Road Trip: Family Fun has wonderful illustrations and graphics to go along with the many activities children can play. The interface is simple to use and the games don’t require a lot of explanation prior to playing which is really nice since parents will likely be driving as children are using the app in the backseat.

One thing that is missing is an audio component. There is no music or corresponding sound effects that go along with any of the games which I thought was a little different than most apps. Some parents may like the fact that it is a quieter app since it will likely be played in the car.

Education

The educational component of this app allows children to learn many fun facts about a variety of topics in the “Fun Facts” portion of the app. Facts about national parks, presidents, states, and some other random fun facts allow children to learn a lot of memorable information they can impress their parents with.

The “Road Riddles” portion of the app allows children to test their knowledge about people, places, and things as they are given clues about each item. After they have read all the clues and made their guess, they can check their answer to see if they are correct. Unfortunately this section does not allow children to write their answer and keep a score. Adding this feature would allow children to try and beat their previous scores.

The two educational pieces of the app are done very well and kids will certainly learn a lot of information as they play which is always a good thing during summer vacation.

Entertainment

The best apps for kids are the ones that combine fun games and educational information and Road Trip: Family Fun is a great example. Not only will children learn a variety of information, but they have many other games to play as well. The “Word Games” section of the app offers the word creator, word search, and word scramble activities for children to test their skills at creating, recognizing, and finding various words. The “Scavenger Hunt” section offers road sign bingo and three other scavenger hunt activities available in the full version of the app. The “Boardgames” section offers checkers, tic tac toe, and dots for children to enjoy.

An additional area for children to use their creativity is included in the “Doodle It” section that provides a blank slate for children to draw, color, and create to their heart’s content. This is a great idea as it encourages children to use their road trip inspirations to create and color various pictures. The only thing missing in this section is the ability for children to save their pictures.

Overall, the entertainment value of this app is outstanding. Children will certainly have plenty of activities to keep them busy on long road trips with their family.

Value

Road Trip: Family Fun not only has a paid version, but also a free version that offers many activities that children can try out. For $2.99 parents can purchase the full version to get the additional activities. The full version seems a bit pricey for what you are getting in additional activities. With that said, the lite version offers plenty for children to do without making the additional purchase which is a great deal.

Child Friendliness

Children of all ages will be able to enjoy this app as it is very simple to use and doesn’t require any instruction. The developers have done a nice job of keeping it child friendly by not including any advertisements and social media links. The only in app purchase included is the one that allows you to purchase the full version of the app (if you are using the free version) and it is not flashy or distracting. All-in-all, children will have no problem playing any of the many activities included.

A great app with tons of educational and engaging activities to keep kids busy during those long road trips with the family.

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Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars