Best Kids Apps

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

A fun, educational app for the littlest gamers
$.99/$0.99/$1.99 In stock
Jen Leo. and work as an Co-founder of Best Kids Apps & LA Times Web Buzz column writer at BestKidsApps.
  • Age: 4.5+ |

  • $.99/$0.99/$1.99

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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.



6 thoughts on “Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

  1. Monkey preschool lunch box is the best i loade in my iphone for my 2 year old grandauther and i have to work hard for her to give it up to sleep, she almost play all the level and lean to pikc her riboon rewars and on time she will do better. already she is reconicing color and number in a month period wile i was w her in Texas were she lived now. and wile i am here she ask me everyday for the monkey, i will try to buy the computer version for her when i come back to visit she love it. is a great game very educative and is my grandauther who just turn 2 in novenver can pick on it so you child too.

  2. MAY MILLETE says:

    I love this app. My 20 month old daughter loves it and she’s learning so quick! She knows her fruits, she knows the names of the stickers, her colors, the shapes, pick out differences and even put the puzzles together. She still gets frustrated with the matching game, and I just help her out with that but overall, she LOVES playing this and it’s amazing how much she’s learning. She can also recognize her numbers now! The IPAD and this game is definitely worth the $$.

  3. Poopy says:

    This game Sucks. It is Freaking horrible. By the way i am a 6 year old girl.

  4. Wish this could be used on my Mac Book Pro ! my grandson looks forward to using my Mac and I can never seem to find free educational or low cost apps for him to use.

  5. Tina says:

    My daughter loves this game; she is getting a bit old for it now (she is turning 5) but she still occasionally goes back to it.
    I wish the app was also in Spanish; it would be a great way to practice colors, numbers and action words (verbs).

  6. iveth says:

    i want the game monkey lunchbox!

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