I’ve written a bit about Tiggly Shapes and a couple of the apps that work with them in the past. For the most part my reviews on it have been based on the use of an infant, who derives as much joy from putting the shapes in her mouth as she does from playing with the actual software.
But over Christmas break I got to see my godson and goddaughter and experience what happens when you put two kids who don’t particularly play well with each other (due to age and interest differences,) down in front of a tablet and give them each two shapes to play with. The result was a co-op Tiggly match that had them tied up and not attempting to destroy the place for a few minutes at least.
I’ll point out that with a four and seven year old tag-teaming the games, they blew through everything that you could do on both the Tiggly Safari and the Christmas version of the game pretty quickly, which lost the interest of the older of the two, which is ok as it’s not made for his age. The younger was more than willing to play through again.
I was accused of making parenting harder by letting them play with such a neat idea, but hopefully Tiggly will get in gear and get the Android versions of the app working and that’ll let me off the hook with the parents there.
Maggie’s decided that she’s not interested in the app at the moment, eschewing it for Chica’s Silly Songs, but I have a feeling that’s more about getting feedback and results with fingers and ears and she’s found something she’s really able to easily interact with.
She’s also quite a bit younger than the age she’s supposed to be playing with Tiggly stuff at, so there’s that also.
Anyway, long story longer, the shapes are appreciated by the target age demographic, and even a little beyond.
Tiggly shapes can be purchased at Amazon now for $0.04 off! That’s… ok, not much of a bargain really but there ya go 😉