Pip and Posy: Fun and Games, by Nosy Crow, is an activity book chock full of entertaining play for the younger set and will not disappoint. Everything this developer touches is golden, and that includes this charming rendition of classic kids games. There are puzzles, match-ups, spot the difference, and coloring pages, all featuring the two delightful buddies from the storybooks, Pip and Posy. Pip and Posy are the lovable friends found inside Axel Scheffler’s popular picture book series about the everyday experiences of toddler life. But what makes this version not to be missed, is its state-of-the-art and new to the iPad.
The Make a Face feature is the app’s most innovative. Kids hear a question such as “Can you make a happy face?” The player has an illustration to give him showing an emotion by Pip or Posy of what a happy face might look like, then the child looks in the mirror and makes their own happy face using the iPad's camera.
- Tap the screen to complete jigsaw puzzles of illustrations from the book series.
- See if you can spot the subtle differences in each set of pictures.
- Flip cards to find all the matching pairs in sets of 8, 16 and 24 cards p].
- Use your finger as a paintbrush and color in pages on the screen.
- Copy the faces Pip and Posy are making in a mirror and take photographs of the results!
Matching Pairs, Jigsaw Jam, and Spot the Difference are loads of fun. The jigsaw and matching games both have a choice of level, so a child can choose the degree of difficulty that is best for them. Spot the Difference has only one level, and the pictures can be challenging and some children may need some help here.The Coloring Book is an exemplary example of a drawing set, yet still child-friendly. It includes different tools (paint, pencil, crayon, eraser), five different scenes to be colored and one plain sheet of paper.
If you don't have this app on your iPad and you deal with the younger ones, BUY IT - this is one app you want on your device!