Posts Tagged ‘Preschool’

A new App favorite for the iPad: Chuggington: Terrific Trainee!

by on November 11th, 2011

Chuggington: Terrific Trainee! Is a fun and easy-to-use iPad app for our little pre-school Choo-Choo aficionados. Elijah, my nearly four-year old all-things-trains expert was thrilled from the launch icon onwards. “Trains!” he exclaimed and tapped the app before we were even seated with the iPad safely balanced on our legs.

The app launches with a catchy tune and the choice between ‘easy’ or ‘hard’ and again, I didn’t even get the chance to guide his choice. He went with ‘easy’ because it was blue.

Now the big choices…do we ride the rails with Wilson, Brewster, Koko or Action Chugger? Eventually we ride them all on challenging missions! Elijah keeps sneaking in ‘one more round’ because he wants to ride all the trains. Each train takes you along the rails at a brisk pace and you have to have to tap traffic cones so the engines can jump them or drag your finger between rails lines so they can change rails and avoid obstacles. Each engine has it own unique animation and responds humorously to bumping and jumping the cones which amuses Elijah immensely. Continue Reading…

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