Today we will introduce two travel themed maze games reviewed by Iona Burchell. In Mom’s Library, we are featuring learning activities about nature, that can lead to more exploration while you travel.
First let’s see what apps Iona is bringing to us –
Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure and Roxie’s Doors by OCG Studios and Roxie Munro are highly visual apps. These apps are designed by people who really know how to make the most out of their interactivity.
Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventures offers users both a puzzle game in the same style of Where’s Wally and a maze to navigate. Kids start by choosing a car and driving it away and as they progress through each challenge they will then find planes, balloons and boats to navigate through the puzzles and maze.
As the kids travel through each scene, they search for letters, numbers, trucks, animals and various surprises. It has quite a bit of longevity as an app which is handy as it is reasonably memory hungry. Having said that it offers such a wide ranging set of interactive options which almost every member of the family could enjoy, that it’s well worth making room for it as a permanent addition on your iPad or iPod.
Roxie’s Doors is an interactive storybook aimed at a younger audience. It’s designed both as a storybook and the classic iSpy game. On each page there are different doors behind which are different objects that users can search for.
In total the storybook contains 10 pages and each page has several objects to search for within the page theme. The themes include fun things like space ships and fire stations. Sounds and colours are also utilised nicely too. There’s the usual options of having stories to read alone or be read to as well.
Both apps involve plenty of fun and entertainment with a variety of objects to search out and find. Both too have a strong ‘keep’ factor as well as educational value in teaching planning, decision making and problem solving skills as well as the opportunity to practise fine motor skills. Plus, if you have a reluctant reader, the maze aspect could prove particularly enticing to engage them.
Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure has two versions. The iPhone version (also works on iPAD, but is not HD) is $0.99, and the iPAD HD version is $2.99. Roxie’s Doors is available for iPAD only. It is $2.99 on App Store.
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Roxie’s Adventure for iPhone:
Today’s app is reviewed by Iona Burchell. Iona is a wife and mum of two. She is a freelance writer, and has written for online and print media in a range of subjects varying from education to sport to travel. You can find her blog at www.redpeffer.me or tweet @Redpeffer.
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