quiet kids app without a sound available for iPhone only
We were a little bit sceptical at first, when we got introduced to this kids app, which has absolutely no sounds or music and even calls itself a “Silent Sitter!”. Apart from the controversial title, we thought that the acoustic component simply belongs to the playing of such mini-games in this app. The whole concept of this app has however, made us quite curious, also because the app promises to keep kids busy and occupied – even quiet, which is what most kids apps critics always seem to hold against us kids apps enthusiasts.
The app icon itself is also a little divisive: it shows a little pixel-child, who’s sitting in an empty room, holding a pixel-iPhone in it’s hands to bridge the time, wherever it is. A Quote from the iTunes description:
“Silent sitter is quiet by design so kids can play in environments that require silence.” Well, i bet you can come up with some examples can’t you?
How does the app Silent Sitter entertain kids?
The app consists of mini-games which have all been designed with pixel graphics which instantly reminds us of the old Amiga games ( no we didn’t have a C64 but an Amiga which was great!) We also gotta say, this app really does put it’s concept into practice. The mini-games are connected in series and blended seamlessly into one another. You can’t mistakenly press any wrong buttons and suddenly find yourself somewhere on the internet, adverts or facebook.
The little mini-games are all pretty short if you look at them separately, however, they are all diversified, different, unique and do keep the fun and entertainment high. All mini-games have nice details and tell their own little story if you want and also know how to fascinate kids.
You can either play as an angler, who casts out his fishing rod and catches some very interesting and different kind of fishes, or you can help the sheep to jump over the river, so they can go to sleep on the other side, when the sun goes down.
Sometimes you got to help the bee collect some pollen, or visit the planets with the rocket.
Shortly after, you already find yourself in the next game, where you’ll need to ski down a slope, whilst trying to avoid obstacles with the tilt-function of the iPhone. All games have no game overs just as they have no sounds.
The games will start in no particular order, they also have new built-in changes each time you start the same game again, so it doesn’t get boring. In the horse racing game, you can for example, always let another jokey win the race, who will also win a different trophy at the end. The flight with the rocket is also quite different each time, as there’s always another landing on different planets, which is interesting for kids.
There are also different presents under the Christmas tree, and those who need to be rescued from the distress at sea, always hold on to a different object, whilst being rescued.
Silent Sitter | kids app rating
As the app is only available for the iPhone, also proves the mobility of this app. Silent Sitter always wants to be present, wants to occupy and entertain kids, without the use of words or music, also to be prepared for improvisational situations. This is exactly what this app and it’s games are good for. The games are pretty small but child-, and user-friendly. The app is also a good bargain for only costing $ 0.99 which is a reasonable price.
A rather unusual and interesting kids app, where one or two games are added every now and again.
Top best apps for kids rating: 4 stars
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➔ App download for – iPhone on Apple App Store
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