Let’s just say I am a sucker for mice (its a family thing). That however, is not the only reason I enjoyed Special Agent Magic. He’s got a thing for cheese fondue and rescuing goldfish from young black and white cats.
When kids first enter the app, they are prompted to make a secret agent ID card. Kids don’t have to make an ID card to learn about the case but it sure does help them feel like a secret agent. Kids are then prompted to review the case of Punky Dunk and the Goldfish.
Without giving the story away, let’s just say each page of the story is interactive and each in its own different way. Each page is designed specifically to get your child immersed in the story. The actions required could be as simple as having them say their name, draw a picture, or even complete a mini-game. The participatory nature of the storytelling is designed not to just help with reading but also reading comprehension.
The story itself is charming and fun. The app also keeps each voice recording and picture kids make and save it to the “Family Area” of the app. That is where mom and dad can either view, delete, or share each creation.
The app itself is very simple, yet entirely fun. SPOILER ALERT: When you get to the part where the fish get to splash Punky Dunk and Agent Magic tells your child to do it again, watch your kid’s face. That is what I mean by entirely fun. Also, I ADORE the fact that it keeps the voice recordings.
Agent Magic Investigates: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish is available on the iPad for $2.99.
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Today’s app is reviewed by Celina, the NerdyBaker. Celina is a wife, a mother of three, a self-proclaimed nerd, lover of movies, science, and science fiction. She is always looking for fun and educational content for the iPad and iPods.