As a member of the Mosaic Reviews Team my family was given the opportunity to review PlayDate Digital’s My Little Pony Party of One App on our iPad. I jumped at the chance knowing that my kids would love it! I was right. Little Miss Hugs A Lot, Little Miss FunShine, and Mr. Thoughtful all fought over the chance to play it first. They wound up with Little Miss Hugs A Lot sitting in the middle holding the iPad with the older kids helping her work her way through it (not that she needed the help, but you know how it is! LOL). They love playing the app while it reads the story to them and tapping on the interactive parts. The parent page is easy to access and shows you how many pages were read and how many words have been clicked on. To me, that’s not a huge feature. But is a nice bonus if I choose to look at it. It only gets annoying when Little Miss Hugs A Lot doesn’t change pages and has it read the same page over and over and over and…like she’s doing now – LOL but she is having fun with the interactive parts, I can’t ask for more than that can I? Overall, I am pleased with this app and as I have said the kids love playing it.
Below is the description of the app from the company and their video and press release links.
About the App: My Little Pony: Party of One is an interactive storybook app. It is based on a favorite My Little Pony TV episode and adapted for a preschool audience. It teaches kids social emotional values — friendship, trust and belonging. It was developed in partnership with educational experts. Here is the app description and our learning goals: Description: Get ready for an adventure with Pinkie Pie and her friends in MY LITTLE PONY, Party of One, an intriguing new interactive tale about the magic of friendship. Who throws better parties than Pinkie Pie? Having just finished one celebration, Pinkie Pie sets off to invite all of her favorite ponies to a NEW party, but suddenly every pony seems to be QUITE busy. What’s going on? Join the investigation as Pinkie Pie visits her My Little Pony friends looking for clues. Bold graphics, bright colors and lots of animations make Party of One an enjoyable and engaging way to be entertained and practice reading skills. Perfect for My Little Pony fans and beginning readers.
Your favorite ponies are here: PINKIE PIE, RAINBOW DASH, FLUTTERSHY, APPLEJACK, TWILIGHT SPARKLE and more!
Featuring the official voice of PINKIE PIE from the show FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC
Watch the characters animate in playful moments during every story spread
17 scenes that come to life as children tap and explore each page.
Tap on the ponies to move the adventure forward
Highlighted words to help test and build age-appropriate vocabulary
Word round-up to reinforce learning goals
Parents can track children’s learning progress
Everyone wants to belong. MY LITTLE PONY Party of One uses thoughtful language and lively scenes to gently help children to understand their feelings about friendship membership, tensions and misunderstandings.
Practice reading skills Introduces new vocabulary words Test problem solving skills Social Emotional skills
Social skills may be reinforced by parents and children reading together and discussing:
· Seeing things from someone else’s perspective
· Understanding the dilemma that both the ponies and Pinkie Pie are facing
· Developing empathy for both Pinkie Pie and her friends.
· Learning how to maintain supportive and honest friendships
· Understanding the importance of communication and learning