Dirty Kids

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • Dirty Kids
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  • Last modified: January 16, 2014
  • Quality
    Editor: 100%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 80%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Dirty Kids is a good app with bright colors and cute illustrations that teaches young children some general life skills in a playful, virtual environment.

App Info

Price: $2.99
AppStore User Rating: 5

Download on the App Store

Overview

Dirty Kids is one of the apps featured in our Chore & Behavior Apps For Kids post that is great for young children to learn and practice simple skills like getting themselves dressed, taking a bath, and cleaning clothes when they get dirty. This virtual environment is easy to use and is especially fun for little ones. If you are looking to get a jump-start on teaching little ones some general life skills, this app is a great way to start.

Features include:

  • Real life tasks
  • Easy to use
  • Fun illustrations

Quality

Dirty Kids is full of fun illustrations and bright colors that will really appeal to young children. The easy set up is great for little ones to move through and the added guidance the developers have included by way of arrows and fingers pointing in the right direction is great. The simple sound effects help to keep children engaged as they move through the app and complete the various tasks. Overall, a good quality app.

Education

What I love about this app is the natural progression through each task. Everything from picking out their clothes in the virtual house, to playing in the park, taking a bath, brushing their teeth, and washing their clothes is organized in sequence. The main page also offers a cute virtual house that children can move through in order to complete each task.

This is a great app to teach children about their responsibilities and general life skills. Depending on the age of the child using the app, parents may want to focus on getting dressed, bathing, and brushing their teeth. Some of the other tasks like washing their clothes, drying and ironing them isn’t feasible for children to try at home. With that said, this play environment teaches some very valuable skills that children can use as they learn to take on more responsibility with chores etc.

Entertainment

While Dirty Kids is meant to teach children life skills, it is also fun. Some of the aspects such as the park allow children to play with food and dirt to have a bit of fun before they must get cleaned up. The many options for bubbles, flowers, and toys that can be used in the bath provide a fun way for children to explore. They also can mix and match various clothing options as they help the avatar get dressed. For children who like to replicate what their parents are doing at home and those who have hit the independent stage, this app is a ton of fun.

Value

Priced at just under two dollars, this app is priced well. Once children move through all of the activities once, they have the freedom to select what area they want to go back and play. With so many areas to explore and accessories to play with in the clothing and bath options, this app is a good deal.

Child Friendliness

Parents will certainly appreciate the fact that this app is not only easy to use, but it appeals to young children with the bright colors and cute illustrations. The main page does have a link to other apps as well as a settings and social media button, however all of these are protected. While it isn’t preferred to have social media links in children’s apps at all, having the link protected does help a bit.

With that said the rest of the app is intuitive and easy for children to play and explore.

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