Disclaimer: Multicultural Kid Blogs received compensation for writing this review; however, all opinions are my own.
Many parents who travel with their kids struggle to keep the children occupied during long car, train and plane trips. Some parents like playing games with their children during such trips, while others turn to technology. As much as I enjoy the former, I am very much in favour of the latter. And if the game or app allows the child to learn about the world while keeping her occupied, all the better.
The new Pacca Alpacca Travel Playtime provides both. It’s a fun little travel app for kids to keep them entertained and occupied during a long trip. As they say:
Our games are designed to foster cultural awareness by introducing little people to world languages and cultures, and all our apps are approved by education and language experts and they’re curriculum compatible, too. Our central philosophy stems from a passion for preserving language and culture for our children: we believe that playful curiosity encourages tolerance and understanding and that this is a good thing!
The child can choose between 50 games, and many features including:
- Jigsaw Puzzles
Piece together the magnificent Mount Fuji in Japan or construct a gondola in Venice and watch Pacca Alpaca go for a ride.
Connect the dots and help Pacca Alpaca uncover the famous Sydney Opera House in Australia or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
- Spot the Difference
Play spot the difference at the majestic Taj Mahal in India or at the spectacular Giza Pyramids in Egypt.
- Building Blocks
Use scenic blocks to build beautiful buildings like Buckingham Palace in the UK or St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.
- Hide and Seek
Help Pacca Alpaca find his missing cap in New York City’s bustling Time Square or seek out his cheeky Otter friend in the scenic harbour of Copenhagen.
- I Spy
Hop back on the carousel and visit the cheeky orangutans of Borneo and then whiz over to Rome to spot all the coins in the Trevi Fountain.
Create an exciting vibrant scene in the African jungle or draw your very own NASA rocket ship and blast into outer space with Pacca Alpaca.
Decorate the famous Tower Bridge in London or a beautiful Windmill scene adorning the hills of Holland.
And every game is about a country (23 countries in total)- when you finish, the voice announces which country it is.
See this video to learn how it works:
Each game is very short- a minute or so long – but together they can keep a child occupied for a while. And I am sure it will spark an interest in travel as well- I can imagine Paca Alpacca being a springboard to further discussions and activities to teach the kids more about the world.
When you go visit a certain country, you can use the Pacca Alpacca games as a part of other activities designed to teach your child about this specific country.
I love the cute design -especially the little alpaca, your child’s guide in this game. The games will be shown on a carousel that will turn when swiped.
It’s very intuitive and easy to use as well as fun. While most of the games don’t take a lot of time, the colouring activities will keep your child occupied for longer.
In short, an app that is cool, entertaining and educational at the same time!
Pacca Alpaca was designed by Anamiltech, and it’s another game featuring the cute alpaca. The first one was Pacca Alpaca-Basic Learning and Educational Games for Children– another great app allowing children to learn vocabulary in 7 languages!