My 22 month old little dude absolutely loves mummy’s laptop, so much so that I have to hide it and only bring it out on special occasions or for occasional treats. The monster is exactly the same with his daddy’s iPad and in all honesty can probably use it better than his granddad! However I’m pretty strict in regards to his usage of gaming software after all he isn’t even two yet and so the games that I do let him play must have some form of educational value as I don’t want him to become a gaming addict aged 3!!!
We were recently asked to review a fabulous new game to the market called Magic Town. Now if you’re not too familiar with Magic town it’s probably best described at a lovely virtual world which oozes colour and fun from every corner. Aimed at monsters aged 2- 6 years Magic town is jam packed with popular children’s livebooks, games and puzzles which are sure to keep your little one entertained for hours on end. Now available for both Laptops and as an app for iPads the game can be played both at home and on the go.
On entering the wonderful world of Magic Town you are met by two virtual children called Izzy and Max who help to guide your little ones around the virtual town pointing out new games and puzzles to try out along the way.
Magic town features hundreds of Livebooks and with my monster being a complete and utter book worm this is a massive bonus for him and means that I don’t have to invest in yet another book shelf to try and store his ever growing collection.
Each Livebook comes with a choice of four reading modes
Explore – The story is read by a narrator and features brilliant animations, fun sound effects and simple tasks and questions which are adapted to the child’s age.
Read Together – The story appears on the screen and children or adults can read the story aloud whilst watching the animations
Watch – This mode is much like a video where monsters can watch the story unfold before their very eyes.
Play- The story is ready by a narrator but monsters are able to control the pace of the story by clicking on the animations
Featured Livebooks include Winnine The Witch as well as monsters favourite- Elmer! Personally we tend to use the Livebooks in Read together mode although if I’m cooking tea then the monster happily sits and watches the story in Watch mode giving me a little bit of peace and quiet
Whilst monster isn’t quite the recommend age for Magic Town with a little help from mummy and daddy he manages to scoot around the virtual town with ease and whilst he struggles to get to grips with the games on a laptop he happily sits back and watches the Livebooks as they play out before his very eyes keeping him entertained for hours. We have also found Magic Town to be brilliant during long car journeys as thanks to its vast array of stories and games it means that I don’t have to pack half as much stuff to keep the little man entertained.
I am a huge fan of Magic Town and would highly recommend this bright and colourful game to anybody with a child ages 2-6 years or maybe even a little younger.
Magic town is available on both laptops and IPads and it priced at £7.99 for one month, £39.99 for six months or just £49.99 for a twelve month subscription. Check out Magic Town Here.