In Sago Mini Road Trip children can go for a drive with Jinja the cat.
Children start by choosing who they want to visit and then packing their suitcase. They can choose a sporty racing car, a jumpy jeep, a funny pickle car or from a wide range of others! Once both Jinja and his suitcase are safely in the vehicle then off they go, stopping along the way to fill up with petrol and wash the car. When the drive is done, a happy welcome is waiting for you!
What our experts think
Our pre-school testers really enjoyed freely playing around with Sago Road Trip. Having no time limits or levels works really well for this age range and encourages them to explore. The graphics are fabulous and the children really enjoyed little details like packing their suitcase and putting it in the boot, splashing the car through puddles, popping balloons etc,. They often spent quite a bit of time choosing their favourite vehicle – there are some great options (we particularly love the bath tub full of bubbles). Even simple things like he different ways to make the car move were fun to explore: either dragging the car and even making it jump or tapping the right side of the screen to accelerate (or left to slow down). The interactive elements on the way – the car wash and petrol station – were also fun.
We like the way in which children were involved in simple decision making and were able to customise elements making the app different each time they played. This is a great app to play with your child allowing you to encourage their imagination and storytelling. Get your child to tell you about the trip, where they are going, who they are going to visit, what they are taking with them etc. etc. As the notes to parents within the app says, you can even play ‘Eye-Spy’ as your child drives along! We also suggest everyone tries holding down their fingers when choosing a vehicle for 3 seconds – there is s hidden surprise to be found…
It would be even better if…
We’d love to see even more interactive features as the child drives along and, whilst keeping the app open and free, little extra challenges along the way could encourage further development.