A Parcel of Courage is a highly interactive app that includes a fun story, fun games, and educational activities that children will enjoy. With beautiful illustrations, interactive images, lively narration, and fun activities to keep children engaged, this storybook app has a lot to offer children as they play.
A Parcel of Courage is a creative app with lots of things for children to do. The professional illustrations and interactive images are well done and add a ton of value to the story not to mention the sound effects and narration that is included. While the set up of the app is quite creative and the developers have included simple prompts to help children move through the activities, it isn’t the most intuitive app that I have seen. It could also use some work on the response to user touch and creating a few additional prompts for children as they play.
There are so many activities included in this app and many of them are very educational. With a variety of puzzles, memory activities, counting, and sequencing, children will have lots of opportunities to practice their logic and problem solving skills. With activities that include packing oddly shaped items into a suitcase, replicating a sequence of stamps, replicating color schemes on mandalas etc. children have plenty of educational games to enjoy.
While there are many activities within and accessible outside of the story, the instructions aren’t always clear which can be frustrating for children. The story also doesn’t include a text-highlighting option that would allow readers to follow along and practice their reading skills. Adding a few more instructional prompts and the text-highlighting would greatly increase the educational value of the app.
There is no doubt that this app has a ton of activities for children to enjoy in addition to the story. With in story puzzles and activities and others that can be accessed outside of the story, this app offers children many opportunities to explore, learn and play. And one thing is for sure, they won’t likely get bored using this app because there is so much to offer.
Priced at just under three dollars this app is a great value. With so many activities within and outside the story not to mention the story itself, this is an app that children are going to be able to enjoy for months to come.
The developer has done a great job of creating an app that children will really enjoy with loads of activities and a cute story too. The usability however could leave some children frustrated. Adding a few more verbal cues to help players identify what needs to be done would help create more ease in using the app for younger children.
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