My Little Pony: Hearts & Hooves Day

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

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

Review Summary:

My Little Pony: Hearts & Hooves Day is a cute storybook app perfect for Valentine's Day that teaches children about friendship and honesty.

App Info

Price: $2.99
AppStore User Rating: 3

Download on the App Store

Overview

My Little Pony: Hearts & Hooves Day is a cute Valentine’s Day themed storybook app that My Little Pony lovers will really enjoy. With gorgeous illustrations that come to life with the tap of a finger and the fun narration that is included throughout, this app is loads of fun. It also includes a nice message about friendship that is great for children of all ages.
Features include:

  • Narration options (Read to me, Read it Myself)
  • Sight word practice
  • Friendship photo
  • Great illustrations

Quality

There is no doubt the quality of the illustrations and images used in this app are superb. With bright colors and simple animations as the illustrations come to life, this app will keep children engaged as they enjoy the story. The developers have also done a nice job with creating an app that is not only visually appealing, but also has music, sound effects, and professional narration throughout. The user interface is easy to use with arrows at the bottom of each page to move forward. Overall, this app is very well done.

Education

In addition to the wonderful friendship theme of the story that teaches children a valuable lesson about making friends and being honest, this app also allows children to add to their vocabulary using sight words. Throughout the story there are more challenging words that are highlighted in the story. Readers can tap the word to hear it read aloud to help them with their reading skills. The story is also includes text highlighting for children to follow along.

One of the additional activities includes an album of images and words that also help children learn and practice their reading skills. Words like hole, picnic, potion, and punch are used to help children expand their vocabulary and reading skills.

Entertainment

My Little Pony: Hearts & Hooves Day is not only an entertaining story, but the developers have included a bit of animation throughout that adds a bit more interest to the app. While there aren’t many additional activities, the word round up and the friendship photo activities do give readers something else to do in addition to reading the story itself. Adding one more game-like activity would definitely add to the entertainment value of the app overall.

Value

Priced at just under two dollars this app is priced very well. With narration options, educational features, and great illustrations that children will love, parents will definitely appreciate the price.

Child Friendliness

The developers have done a nice job creating a storybook app that is easy to move through without a ton of instruction. With arrows at the bottom of each page, readers can easily move through the story. The animated illustrations can be a bit confusing depending on how many characters are involved. Each character is highlighted if they are meant to come to life. In some scenes it can be confusing as to which character speaks first and when to turn the page. Creating a one tap function so the page comes to life in the correct order might make things a bit easier for young children.

  • Protected parent area(can contain external links & social media)
  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO in-app purchase
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • YES more apps (Protected, but visible)

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