When I first got my iPhone over two years ago, I vowed to never let my children touch it. I'm not sure how long I stuck to that, but with four kids it was inevitable that I would cave. Especially once I got my iPad, since I can still play on that while they play with my phone. Now I have a folder on my iPhone with kids games for them and it has proven to be a life saver with my three year old. Especially when out shopping and running errands. So I like to have fun and educational games on there for him.
Pilo 3: An Interactive Children's Story Book - 3D Animation - Cooking Game has been great for him. This iOS app is a combination of storybook and games where children follow the story of Pilo, a cute pillow doll. As the 3D animation story progresses, the player is presented with interactive mini-games such as matching shapes, slicing fruit, decorating a cake and more. Once the task is complete, you can than continue on with the story.
These mini-games proved to be perfect for my three year old. They were easy enough for him to quickly understand what to do while being challenging enough to keep him engaged. I think his favorite part was building a train and then catching stars with it while speeding down the tracks. And as much as he enjoys playing the games, he likes watching the story just as much. Your child can even have some fun picking out an outfit for Pilo. We tend to favor the Batman shirt ourselves.
Overall, we were both pleased with this app. It provided my son with some fun and educational game play while providing mom with a little bit of quiet time.
Pilo 3 is available for $2.99 in the iTunes store for the following iOS devices:
• iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and 5
• iPod touch 3rd, 4th and 5th generation