iPad App Review - Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping

~ Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM ~

Ben and I are big fans of the "Five Little Monkey" app series! When I saw the latest press release from Oceanhouse Media featuring the new "Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping", I immediately requested for a promo code to review it. Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Feb 14, 2012
* Current Version: 1.08
* Size: 16.8 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Description from the product page:

"The day before school starts, Mama takes her five little monkeys shopping for clothes. "Stay right here," she says, "AND DON'T GO WANDERING OFF!" But one little monkey has to go to the bathroom, and two little monkeys get thirsty. Then three little monkey friends arrive, and four little monkeys decide to go help find the others. . . . Will Mama ever have all five of her little monkeys together again?

Vibrant illustrations, catchy text, and simple math lessons are wonderfully incorporated into this latest Five Little Monkeys adventure! "

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I downloaded this app in the middle of the night so I can't immediately get Ben to try it out. Now, the next day when he woke up, I started this app and just sat in front of him waiting for his reactions. His face lit up when he saw the Five Little Monkey and then he realised it's not same as his previous Five Little Monkey apps. He said 'Shopping!' and so, we began our review of this fun, fun, fun app!

What's good?

* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I took this opportunity from the storyline to teach Ben never to wander off by himself when he's out during our family outings.

Mama says "Stick with me and don't wander off!"

* Although Ben is a tad too young to learn the computations shown in the app, I do very much like the idea of calculations in the app where Mama started counting how many Little Monkeys she has  minus the numbers of Little Monkey she has around her.

* I like how the story ended happily (thank God!) and I used the opportunity to remind Ben why it is important to stay close to us.

What's not so good?

* It gets a little bit confusing when another pack of Little Monkeys appeared and got included in the chaos but I do appreciate and understand it as it is helpful in teaching the computations as well.

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You can purchase the " Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping " app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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