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Laura G.

Status: Beta reviewer - Video Reviewer

Categories of apps she/he wants to review: Books - Education - Entertainment - Games - Lifestyle - Photography - Productivity - Utilities - Other

iDevices she/he owns: iPad1- iPad2- iPhone4- iPhone4S

Description: Apple Fanatic, ipad case designer for kids, and mom to a very ifriendly 2 year old boy! I have a blog www.igriza.com where I cover apple and app news as well as give tips ( Tip Tuesday). I have a blog with 255+ followers, 620 Twitter followers, 712 Facebook friends so I am great at cross- promotion!

Profile categories: Can test apps with kids ages 0-2

Date when her/his profile was validated: 2012-08-08

User who invited him/her: Jean-Eudes L.

Total review Karma: + 1     ?

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Her/His app reviews

Animal Puzzle for Kids and Toddlers [text]

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What I liked I love the different types of puzzles, multiple animals, different shapes etc. and I LOVE the sparkles that shoot out when you put the puzzle piece in the right spot. Nice sound effects too. The graphics and colors are both great. I like the clicking noise that it makes when my son picks up a puzzle piece so he knows he is moving it.
Improvements I think the ballon celebration is a great feature, but runs a little too long. My 2 year old, along with most toddlers , is a tad impatient and is more about the challenge than the celebration. I also think some background music might be nice. I have noticed that apps with a musical background noise really appeal to my son. The name makes it hard to find in the app store and differentiate
General review I think this is an awesome puzzle app, however i do not like the "must upgrade" for other puzzles. I would prefer to pay more upfront than have add ons in toddler apps. They don't understand the "buy more" options and it causes quite a rucus. I do and will recommend this app as my toddler loves puzzles and this is nicely done.

Trains Story Puzzles - The Little Engine Who Saved the Carnival! [text]

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What I liked I like that this app is all about trains, which is very popular with toddlers these days ! It has a very similar feel to Thomas the Train and I love that it incorporates stories as well as puzzles in the same app. I also like that the puzzles are all different types with different amounts of pieces.
Improvements I wish the puzzle pieces were smaller because they all overlap each other in the beginning and it makes it hard to figure out how and where to move the pieces since they essentially covered the board. However, my 2 year old whizzed right through the puzzles un-detoured by the chaos!
General review I like this app, but I still feel it needs some improvement on the puzzles. The graphics are pretty basic, but I think that is by design tailored after Thomas the train, so perhaps a few fun sound effects and better shaped puzzle pieces and smaller sized pieces would be a great change. Over all , no matter what I think, my son really enjoyed it and that is what counts!

Animal Farm 3 in 1 - YogiPlay / v 1.0 [text]

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What I liked I love the graphics, the sound effects and the sticker game best. My son really enjoyed hearing all the animal noises. It is a very cute game. I also thikn it is great how they have several levels so that he does not quickly outgrow the game. Stickers now as a toddler then memory game then the spelling game
Improvements Maybe other versions of the same game, like instead of farm animals use tropical animals, safari animals or something like that. Overall I think the app needs very little if any improvement. It was great and well thought out and my son really enjoyed it.
General review Over all this app has nice graphics, a nice look to the app, the navigation buttons are smart and easy to figure out the functions ( i.e. a picture of a barn is the home key) The graphics are engaging, the sound effects are fun and accurate and the varying levels make it an app for many ages!