Monkey Preschool Lunchbox lets you introduce your toddlers to colors and letters from home well before preschool. Young children will think this is a game – but moms and dads will feel good in knowing it’s completely educational too. Tricky, eh?
In each individual game a monkey asks you to complete short tasks like counting fruit, touching the corresponding word that the monkey asks for and matching cards with fruit on them. The goal is to finish these and fill the monkey’s lunch box. When you complete a game the monkey flips and squeals, then sends you on to the next game.
Why we like it:
The sounds and music on Monkey Preschool Lunchbox are terrific. My 11-month old came crawling across the room to see what it was when I turned it on. Although she was too young to actually play with it, she was fine to hold it, listen to the sounds, touch the colors and loved it when the monkey did back flips.
The game is very interactive, but you are asked to do enough different tasks that it doesn’t seem as repetitive as other apps. Making the monkey happy is the best part of this app but if you make a mistake the monkey will say “oooh, oooh, oooh.” Don’t worry moms, it’s not so harsh that a kid would feel bad, it’s more of a note to keep trying. As far as I know you get endless attempts to finish a game.
This is one of the first apps I’d get for a toddler. It teaches them counting, colors and works with a few letters too. The way the monkey flips and squeals “eee, eee, eee!”, tells the user “great job,” and gives them a sticker after completing a game will keep the kids engaged.
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Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later. We tested version 1.0, which is compatible with the iPhone (OS 2.2.1 or later) and the iPod touch. Developer Thup Games. Read our disclosure policy.