This app is mainly for preschoolers as it covers tracing lines, matching colors, recalling the alphabet order and counting. Little Bit Studio develops Bug Mazing to a fun with colorful thematic graphics app meant to grab and hold the attention of young kids. The developers are veterans in making fun education based apps for young children and their latest addition does not disappoint.
This app’s uniqueness is the colorful bugs randomly walking around the screen, which happen to be very detailed and colorful makes this app a winner with the young kids. The creative formatting of the mazes and challenges enhance the learning experience in that kids have a balance of game play and actually subject-based lessons.
The app has four adventures or subject areas Tracing, Letters, Numbers and Colors. What can kids get out of this app? Familiarity with pattern, number and letter recognition, fine motor coordination, following directions, and counting. Bug Mazing Adventures in Learning is an automatic leveling system with five levels of difficulty for each activity and unlimited challenges of each adventure. It offers two rounds then takes the user back to the home screen with the option to continue within the same level or move to the next. The levels do not skip therefore there is a limited chance of having children jumping to a level beyond their skill. The lower levels can be accessed over and over again at will.
Apart from learning, the animations used make for a delight chuckle as the bugs move realistically across the screen as the response to taps and drags. The use of a maze makes it interesting in that there is something challenging for the kids to look forward to. There is sound accompanied that lets the user know about the rewards and saves. All in all, this is one very entertaining app.
There are no in-app purchases, outside advertising, and the links to the apps developers site is hidden via a protected area. The setting options and contact information are hidden via a gate where adults have to complete a multiplication problem to enter.
The app takes a long time to load while in China that might get the younger kids frustrated. To take full advantage of the app, the device has to be connected to the internet at all times.
Platform: iOS (iPad), Amazon
Language: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
Price: USD 1.99