Back in October 2012 I had the opportunity to review the Leapfrog LeapPad 2 and four months later I am pleased to report that the LeapPad is still going strong. It is my youngest daughter, Guinevere (3) that uses it the most. She still loves the ‘PetPal’ game and has greatly improved her letter writing skills, and patience!
Last week I was asked to choose an app for the LeapPad to review and so after careful consideration we chose ‘Splurgle’
Splurgle the raindrop got blown off course! Help him get back to the lake to join his friends! Transform Splurgle from water to ice to steam to move him through a maze of pipes and explore the unique characteristics of water!
- Physical Science
- Problem Solving
This app is one of many that has a trailer to view before purchasing the app, after viewing the trailer it looked to be something that all three children, 3, 6 and almost 9 would be happy to play.
Georgia (8) completed the game quickly, not surprising as it is recommended for ages 4-7. She enjoyed the game and really enjoyed changing Splurgle from water to steam to burst balloons.
The game also includes a ‘Splurglepedia’ with science facts about water, steam and ice. As the levels are completed more pages and facts are unlocked. Georgia has unlocked all the facts, but still has five of the badges to complete, so there is still a little more she can still achieve!
Kyle (6) has completed half of the game and is enjoying it and particularly likes changing Splurgle from water to steam to ice, he also likes Splurgle being sucked up by a sponge or pipette. Kyle does like the time challenge on the levels.
Guinevere (3) loves guiding Splurgle around the maze, as Guinevere has not yet started school she has the most to learn as both Georgia and Kyle have already covered many of the facts in school.
I like the Learning Path, I can see how long each child has played on each game and what they have achieved.
Difficult to see here, but the Learning Path tell me that Guinevere has played this games 11 times, answered 32 questions and has got 88% correct.
Splurgle is fun, challenging with plenty to learn and for £7.50 very good value for money.