Description

Hungry Caterpillar Play School develops the important skills children need by helping you be a part of their learning at home.
#1 Education app in over 25 countries!

Hungry Caterpillar Play School is certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program. To learn more go to www.kidsafeseal.com.

"This is a marvelous learning app for toddlers to kindergarten-age kids because of its range and content." - Common Sense Media.

Your little caterpillar deserves every chance to succeed. Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillar Play School is specifically designed to give young children every advantage they need in maths, spelling, reading, writing, science, nature studies & creative arts. Help your child get ahead and school-ready with internationally recognized early learning goals.

Learning should be fun!

• SHAPES AND COLOURS: Prepare children for understanding maths, art, reading & writing.

• ABC SECTION: Establishes the building blocks for reading success. Learn about the letters of the alphabet & how they join together to make words.

• 123 SECTION: Guides kids through every concept they need to learn to set them up for maths proficiency. Repetition is key, so we’ve specifically designed this section to be different every time.

• ART SECTION: Expand your child’s imagination and encourage artistic expression. Budding artists can draw, paint, colour, design & create in unique ways: Paint or cut out collages. As little fingers play & explore they’ll discover all sorts of fun features.

• PUZZLES: Age appropriate puzzles are so important in childhood development. Jigsaws teach children to use their own minds to figure out how to solve problems. Plus they're fun!

• One of the best ways to encourage your child to read, is to read to them. LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD BOOKS are engaging non-fiction titles specifically tailored for young children. These books are read aloud to your child & feature themes of nature, science & art.

• LEARN TO READ BOOKS are a tailored reading experience guiding children through the early reading levels. These titles are designed for independent reading but if your readers encounter a word they don’t know, they can tap on that word & it will be read aloud. These interactive books encourage kids to learn at their own pace.

• NEW SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY SECTION: A very special book featuring Eric Carle's most beloved characters. 10 Little Rubber Ducks video. A special message from Eric Carle.

• Subjects are supported & enhanced by SONGS & VIDEOS to deepen your child's learning. Songs are a proven learning tool used by teachers all over the world.

Marvel as your child grows, and takes off — just like a butterfly.

If you're experiencing any issues email us support@storytoys.com
**This app is optimized for iPad 4 and above, iPhone 5S and above, iPad Mini 2 and above.

Hungry Caterpillar Play School is a subscription service which gives complete access to all our activities, books, lessons, songs and videos with exclusive new content every month.
- Choose to subscribe on a monthly or annual basis.
- Change your mind at any point. Cancelling can be done through your iTunes settings.
- Payment will be charged through your iTunes account.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of $5.99/month or $49.99/year, unless otherwise specified.
- Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Subscriptions may be managed and Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription!
- Use your subscription on any device registered with the same Apple ID you subscribe from.

Read our privacy policy and terms of use here:
https://storytoys.com/privacy
https://storytoys.com/terms-hcps/

What’s New

Version 5.1.0

Check out our exclusive new LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD book: THE CHANGING YEAR.
We've also added new MATCHING PAIRS sets, including a set to help your child match their ABCs.
Lots of improvements and bug splatting too!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
560 Ratings

560 Ratings

ghhteg ,

I can’t stop the subscription

I can’t seem to stop this subscription before the free trail ends now the money has been taken

My baby hates this it is not as easy as it seems. And I don’t mind paying a subscription but a year that is not right I would never subscribe to a year when a day and month is available really need to check this app because I don’t remember seeing the option when downloading I saw it after but still the option for a year not sure what is going on???

Developer Response ,

Updated reply 29.5.19
Hi there. To be clear, when you open the app, the first page you see displays the monthly and annual subscription prices. You cannot start the free trial without first selecting one. You then have to get through a parent gate and enter your iTunes password in order to agree to the free trial. That first page also explains that subscription will be charged at the end of the free trial unless cancelled. If you need any more help or instructions please email support@touchpress.com. Hope that helps! If it does, perhaps you would consider revising your review?

Original reply 28.5.19:
Hello. In order to cancel your subscription please do the following:

If you are using an iOS device:
1. Launch the Settings app
2. Select iTunes & App Store
3. Select your Apple ID
4. Tap View Apple ID when the pop-up window appears
5. Enter your Apple ID Password or fingerprint ID when prompted
6. Select Subscriptions
7. Tap the subscription you wish to cancel
8. Select Cancel Subscription
9. Confirm when prompted.

For future reference, this is how to cancel any Apple subscription. Unfortunately it is not possible for us to refund you directly as the app was purchased from the App Store. You will find a link to a refund option on the receipt of purchase which Apple sent you via email. Alternatively you could contact Apple at: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1933. Please do so within 90 days of payment.

Hope that helps!

AppMama123 ,

IN SUMMARY: DON’T DOWNLOAD THIS APP

I downloaded a free trial and my kids didn’t use the app once, despite encouragement to do so. I found it lacking too and forgot all about it and then got charged the £50 subscription.

Before you cut and paste your developers response to this review, firstly to be clear; Yes I used my fingerprint to download. But you always have to download apps with a password or fingerprint, even free apps. Yes there was mention of a subscription but why on earth do you feel the need to TRICK people into subscribing by having a free period followed by a subscription that the customer needs to opt out of? It screams of desperation and greed and suggests that you need cheap tricks to sell your product. Here’s a free tip (and I’m not even going to sign you up to my yearly paid for tip giving service) rather than tricking people into a subscription, release a ‘lite trial version’ with an option to upgrade. If your app is good and priced correctly, it will sell.

Your customers will be your customers through choice, rather than a silly mistake (what busy parent has time to remember this nonsense right) and you’ll have fewer negative reviews from people who feel like they’ve been robbed.

The app itself has some nice ideas but you can get plenty of cheaper or free apps with better game play and features. My advice to anyone looking to download this app... DON’T DO IT.

Developer Response ,

Hi AppMama123,

Sorry you mistakenly subscribed to Hungry Caterpillar Play School. To be clear, when you open the app (i.e. not when you download it, but when you actually go to use the content), the first page you see very clearly displays the monthly and annual subscription options. It is impossible to start the free trial without first selecting one.

You then have to get through a parent gate and enter your iTunes password in order to agree to the subscription. That first page also explains that subscription will be charged at the end of the free trial unless cancelled, and gives instructions on how to cancel it.

If you don't want to subscribe or use the free trial you can, of course, use the free content simply by tapping "Continue to limited content". Hope that helps to clarify the process.

Unfortunately it is not possible for us to refund you directly as the app was purchased from the App Store. You will find a link to a refund option on the receipt of purchase which Apple sent you via email. Alternatively you could contact Apple at: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1933.

Clare 54321 ,

7 Day free trial

Hi I’v just down loaded the 7 day free trail to see if my four year old likes the app, how do I stop the free 7 days so I don’t get charged for subscriptions. I’v been reading the reviews and I’m now wishing I never expected the 7 free days as from what I’m
Reading people are getting charged after this ends. Please advise on what I should do within the next 7 days to stop this.

Kind regards Clare

Developer Response ,

Hi Clare. All you have to do is cancel your subscription. You can do this any time without affecting your free 7 day trial. Here's how to cancel (for future reference it's the same method for all Apple subscriptions):
1. Launch the Settings app
2. Select iTunes & App Store
3. Select your Apple ID
4. Tap View Apple ID when the pop-up window appears
5. Enter your Apple ID Password or fingerprint ID when prompted
6. Select Subscriptions
7. Tap the subscription you wish to cancel
8. Select Cancel Subscription
9. Confirm when prompted.

If you need any more information please email support@touchpress.com.

We hope this resolves your issue, if you’re satisfied it has, would you consider revising your review?

Information

Provider
StoryToys Entertainment Limited
Size
255.8 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© StoryToys Entertainment Ltd, 2019
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Membership £5.49
  2. Annual - Best Value £49.99
  3. Limited Offer £1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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