Do you have a Thomas and Friends fan at home? You will love this app – Thomas and Friends Watch and Play. This is the first app that lets users watch full episodes of the TV shows on iPad, iPhone or iPod. In addition, kids can watch clips from the show, and play games.
When you open the app, you will see 4 parts in the apps: videos from the show, and 3 games.
The 3 games are all based on the show and involves engines.
Track Builder Game
Slide a finger on the screen to create a train track, and then decorate the scene with provided stickers of buildings, animals, characters. Kids can pick an engine they want to be in the scene, and watch their favorite engine drive along the track they created. The train will follow the track to travel around. If kids tap the train, it will switch to a different direction. When kids are happy with their creation of the scene, they can save a photo to the device photo stream. Its exploratory and open-ended play encouraging creativity and storytelling.
Track Repair focuses on problem solving and self-efficacy. Tap and drag the correct track piece to fix the train track. Watch the engine complete the track to make their deliveries.
Steam Team Snapshots
Steam Team Snapshots helps your child practice fine motor skills and encourages storytelling and social-emotional interactions such as helping a friend. Choose a scene from the Island of Sodor and pick a favorite engine to tell the story of Thomas and his friends. Tap and drag stickers onto the scene and watch them come to life. Kids can also save their scene to the device photo stream.
You do need Wi-Fi connection to get the full list of the videos. Once you are in the video section, you will see snap shots of the videos at the bottom of the screen. Each snapshot is linked to a video. I wish there is an easy way to tell which one is a full episode, and which one is just a short clip. At this time, you just have to tap on each one and figure out after the video starts to play.
Thomas and Friends Watch and Play is available on iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is $2.99 on App Store.
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If you like this app, you might also want to try Thomas and Friends – Hero of the Railway.