It’s time to take a trip downtown. What will you do there? Anything you want, because you’re visiting Sago Mini Big City – a sandbox app aimed at pre-schoolers. Playtime just got a lot more interesting.
See who’s hiding behind the door of the post office. Send a racoon up and down in the lift. Ride a garbage truck to the museum and prod at the dinosaur. Dress a pigeon in a funky hat and put her on stage at the theatre. You might not find a giant squid in your home town, but he’s hanging out at the diner here! This is a toy set, basically, for two- to five-year-olds. It’s open-ended and designed to encourage exploration.
The Sago Mini series numbers almost 30 apps. There are farms, planes, superheroes – all ready to help little ones learn through play. This Big City edition is a side-scrolling 2D street in a metropolis with a cast of cartoon-like characters your kids can interact with.
There are a dozen buildings with objects to chuck around. You’re rewarded for curiosity, so try giving a parcel to a character, or taking money from a bank machine over to a shop. The For Parents section encourages families to tell stories and ask questions as they explore the city together.