An award-winning educational, creative play app, Trucks has 5 engaging activities: carwash, tow truck, garbage and recycling, bulldozer and dump truck and a car and truck parade. Trucks teaches sequencing, sorting and problem solving. AWARDS: Parents’ Choice Silver Award, Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. AGES: 2-6
CARWASH: Roll a car through the mud and into a carwash! Clean the car with
brushes, soap and bubbles. Squirt water jets to rinse off your car then dry it off.
TOW TRUCK: Help fix a flat tire. Use a tow truck to take a car to the tire shop. Raise
the car up to a platform, change the tires and choose the hubcap you want!
GARBAGE & RECYCLING: Clean up the street and sort items into garbage, compost
and recycling bins. Learn about garbage and recycling and earn a “Green Score.” Dump the correct bin into the garbage, recycling and compost trucks.
BULLDOZER & DUMP TRUCK: Use the dump truck to create a pile of dirt, then take it
away with a bulldozer.
CAR & TRUCK PARADE: Play with a fire truck, ambulance, ice cream truck, cement truck, police car and more. Control their speed with by touching the red, yellow and green signal lights.
Instrumental music recorded especially for this app with guitar and drums includes popular nursery rhymes:
- Wheels on the Bus
- Hurry Hurry Drive the Fire Truck
- I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
- If You’re Happy and You Know It
- Yankee Doodle
- When the Saints Go Marching In
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Ratings and Reviews
Doesn't live up to other DuckDuck Moose apps
My 2.5 year old daughter really enjoys this app. And the music is pretty good. However, I have some concerns. The tow scene involves choosing an object to put in the road. Granted, the objects are funny, a stiletto shoe, an axe, an ice cream cone, but still, its not an ideal thing to suggest. The traffic scene does almost nothing but let cars bang into each other. Also not what we want to teach. But life lessons aside, this app misses so many opportunities. Two other duck duck moose apps - itsy bitsy spider and fish school are amazing in that everything you touch does something surprising or delightful. When I tried to apply this premise to Trucks, more often than not, nothing happened. And when something did happen, it was just "meh." in the dump truck scene there are Lego bricks and blue beans lying around to no purpose. A squirrel runs out for the red beans, but the blue ones are just scenery. To sum up, this app is pretty ok, there are 5 scenes to choose from and the cars are cool and the repetition appeals to the toddler set. So if you aren't expecting the same level of awesomeness that fish school or itsy bitsy spider has, you won't be disappointed.
Good for toddlers
This game is simple enough my 2 year old is able to play without frustration. No extra levels just a repetitive play with simple commands and 1 option when touching an item to make is move.
Amazing app!! We LOVE it!!
Just wanted to let everyone know that this app is amazing and worth every cent!! The graphics are great, and the music in the background isn't annoying unlike some apps. My son is 3 and this is his favorite app on the iPad mini. It's very fun & I've found myself playing it as well. I hope everyone enjoys this app as much as we do. The other apps from the App creator are great too. Check it out!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.