What is it
Tiny Builders – Digger, Crane and Dumper for Kids is another exploration app from wonderkind.
Children can explore construction site in a simple and interactive way. They can operate the crane, the digger, the bulldozer, the wheel loader, the tunnel drill and many other machines. They can also customise the look of the little builders individually, they can dress the builders as you like: hair, face, helmet, shirt, pants, shoes (they can also change the colour of the machines.)
There is lots of children to do, including: building a skyscraper, excavating a pit and painting a house. The app contains 12 construction machines and over 50 interactive stories to discover.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"Blue shoes!" changing the colour of the builders uniform - Boy aged 2
"I love the digger mummy!" - Boy aged 4
"That's the builder I made!" - Boy aged 5
- Allows for trial and error learning
- Enables children to play creatively
- Provides opportunities to develop their story telling skills as they talk about what is happening on the screen
What our experts think
Another delightful app from Wonderkind. We love the amount of interactions in this app and the level of humour that entertained our little testers! Children are immersed in the world of builders and there are lots of things for them to see and do as they click around the scene.
The gameplay is simple and intuitive and the app is well animated.
Imaginative play is an important skill for young children to develop – this app is great for doing this. It allows children to play in a creative way and use trail and error learning as they click on different characters and observe what happens.
We really liked the way in which the children could personalise their builders and the machines; our testers liked seeing their own creations come to life on the building site.
Children are naturally encouraged to talk about they play, this develops storytelling skills in a fun and natural way.
It would be even better if...
Testers with iPad2 and 1st generation iPad Mini had issues with the app crashing whilst loading the building element of the game – this affected our ease of use rating. We’ve fed that back to the developer and they apologise but say that restarting the device cures the fault.
Once we got into the building section it seemed quite stable however so it’s worth persevering if you come up against the same issue.
- Brands: Wonderkind GmbH
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
: Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- App Types: Entertainment
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Speech, language and communication skills
Trial and error learning