Beck and Bo by Avokiddo
- making new creations
- thinking critically
Key Standards Supported
|L.K: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use|
|L.K.4||Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.|
ProsImaginative play and a simple design engage kids and cleverly introduce new words.
ConsTwelve levels of play may not take long, even for a toddler.
Bottom LineYour wee one will enjoy animating Beck and Bo's world while developing creativity and logic.
Graphite Expert Review
Common Sense Graphite Reviewer
Beck and Bo go lots of interesting places -- some familiar, some exciting and new. The simple graphics draw kids into scenes. It's easy and satisfying to drag and drop objects -- and sometimes, things happen.
Imagination and language skills were obviously a priority for developers. Kids learn logic, cause and effect, and even new words.
The interface is intuitive. Completed levels are tracked with a star, which can prove delightful for toddlers and preschoolers.
Toddlers will delight in Beck and Bo by Avokiddo as they control a little boy and girl who go on adventures separately and together. Kids can make Beck go down a slide at the park or put them both to bed in their room. In each themed scene, items drop into the world, and kids drag and drop the items wherever they want. Kids can view the written word for each item and hear it pronounced. Many scenes are animated, so kids see clouds move through the sky or a cat peek out of a window.Read More Read Less
Unlike the many preschool apps that focus on memorizing the ABCs and 123s, Beck and Bo develops creativity and logic. It also develops vocabulary that occurs in the real world. For instance, Beck and Bo go for a walk along a city street or to the market. They play at the beach, at a lake, in the snow, around the backyard, and, of course, at the park. They even go on a safari, attend a carnival, and travel on a train. One scene is all about going to bed.Read More Read Less
Beck and Bo encourages exploration and teaches cause and effect. Ask questions along the way to see what kids are taking away from the experience. Encourage toddlers and preschoolers to practice dragging and dropping objects to see what happens. Some objects need to be placed correctly for things to happen. For example, on a city street with lots of vehicles, kids need to move the stoplight on top of the pole and then tap it to turn it green before the vehicles start to move.
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