Maya the Bee: Flower Party is based on the TV show that is translated into many languages. The original story is from a book The Adventures of Maya the Bee, published in 1912. Maya the Bee: Flower Party has all the key characters in the TV show, but is mostly a learning game for preschool to kindergarten kids.
Maya the bee has invited her friends to celebrate her birthday with her. Kids are asked to help Maya and her friends prepare the party, and everything they need is acquired through six mini-games.
1. Make music with Maya, Flip and Ben: kids can choose among 4 instruments and hear how the music changes when it is played with different instruments.
2. Help Willy correctly serve the food: kids pick the food to put on the plate to match a shadow of the same shape. All shapes are irregular shapes, not regular geometry shape. This adds the difficulty.
3. Play hide-and-seek with Lara: sort like iSpy game. Kids have to find all the animals in the pond area. Those animals blend into the background very well, so it could be challenging for find them.
4. Read Flip’s thoughts: kids have to pop the right bubble matching what’s in Flip’s mind, say a big purple, a green 6. Kids learn size, color and numbers. There are times the bubbles are very close to each other, so it requires fine motor skills to pop the right bubble.
5. Find the matching pairs in Ben’s game of memory: those matching pictures are hidden behind flower buds, kids tap the buds to make the flowers bloom and see the hidden picture – I thought it is a very neat idea. The number of buds starts with 6 (3 pairs), then gradually going up.
6. Draw new party decorations: kids trace a picture to reveal the new decorations. It is a good fine motor practice.
The games are clearly designed for kids 2-6 years old. The mini-games are short. Each game has about 3-5 repetitions max.
The graphics are very nice and warm, accompanied by fun music.
I like it that kids have to explore around to find where the games are. It could be a game itself to find the mini-games.
It supports 10 languages, so kids around the world can play with Maya the Bee.
Overall it is a nicely done app with fun learning games that are just right for the PreK and K kids (age 2 to 6).
Maya the Bee: Flower Party is available for iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It is also available for Android. It is $2.99 on App Store. Currently it only has a Lite version on Google Play, which is free.
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