Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Kids love to make things. Not necessarily just through art projects, but also through more tactile DIY style tasks. Sago Mini Toolbox appreciates that, giving very young children a way in which they can piece together objects with simple in-game tools and watch what happens to their projects. It’s very cute and sure to spark youngsters’ imaginations.
There are 15 projects in all, each not taking long to complete. Every move is quite intuitive such as forming a sawing motion to saw a piece of wood, or hammering a nail by tapping on it repeatedly. You can drill objects too, by pulling the drill in and out of a piece of wood, just like you would in real life. Sago Mini Toolbox does the hard work of moving between tasks, meaning your child can concentrate on the fun parts, rather than having to explore too deeply. The simple nature of performing such movements means they won’t be frustrated either, as it really does take very little time to learn.
In each case, the project is quite cute, thank to the bevy of cuddly looking animals that get involved. At the end of the project, you get to see a short animation demonstrating what you’ve created. That’s particularly fun when it’s something like a rocket ship.
Big, vibrant shapes are used to capture the imagination, along with a charming classical style soundtrack. It’s all very in key with what works so well with toddlers and preschoolers, and really quite charming.
Each project won’t take long for your child to complete but repetition works particularly well in this age group, so it’s an ideal app to go back to often. Nearly as importantly, you won’t be driven mad by it either. It’s consistently charming and there’s no need to worry about adverts or in-app purchases cluttering the way. Think of it as an interactive picture book of sorts, and Sago Mini Toolbox is sure to grip you and your youngsters.