Bubble Puppy – Play and Learn | educational kids app by Nickelodeon
✔ iPad + iPhone | kids app for ages 4-6 years
The little doggy of the Nickelodeon kids TV series “Bubble Guppies” has it’s own well deserved kids app now, which offers a wonderful combination of fun and educational content. The app has therefore been accordingly named: “Bubble Puppy – Play and Learn”.
✔ Multilingual including narration: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Brazilian
First of all, kids get to play, feed, wash and dress the cute Bubble Puppy. If you ask kids, then the app purchase was definitely worthwhile yet alone for this game area and the kids are right, because the animations, sound effects and comments are funny and entertaining.
Educational reading game
Next is a funny letters and reading game with Bubbles. The difficulty level can be adjusted with 6 various Curriculum Levels, which form and differentiation is quite unusual in kids apps. The levels range from kindergarten to first grade, as you can see beautifully on the following screenshot.
The gameplay is quite simple and the same in all levels. Bubbles need to be dragged towards Bubble Puppy, which contain the corresponding letters. At the higher levels, the bubbles also contain objects with the according letters and words, which need to be read by kids.
At level three, the letters are additionally read out phonetically, just as kids learn in elementary school and we also prefer it.
Numbers & Shapes
Puppy Run is a child-friendly Runner game, where Bubble Puppy automatically runs the track and kids need to avoid obstacles, collect bubbles with numbers, dodge rocks and pick up speed boosts to make it to the finish line. With the usual Runner games it’s game over as soon as you make your first mistake, however during the Puppy run, kids get encouraged to carry on and finish the race.
In this game are also 6 Curriculum levels to choose from, which are all about the recognition of numbers and shapes. However, since only one number or shape is used in each stage, a recognition is not really needed. Here we would have prefered bubbles with different numbers and shapes.
YouTube video trailer
In our YouTube trailer, we briefly introduce you to all of the games in the app, whereby we got to mention that we’re using the easiest levels. In this video you’ll also find another special feature: the app changes between landscape mode and portrait mode. This can be quite beneficial whilst playing, as the whole playing field can be completely used.
Bubble Puppy | kids app rating
Colorful, happy and friendly right from the very beginning. From the very moment when your kids get to turn on the shower for Bubble Puppy and blow dry his fur, you’ll forget about the high purchase price. Besides, this Nickelodeon app yet again, offers a wonderful combination of fun and learning and also scores with it’s awesome continuous narration. Kids are never left alone, but instead are guided by the Bubble Guppies from one game to the next.
Another thing that we haven’t yet mentioned is the wonderful reward system: Kids receive a doggy bone for each solved task, which they can use to buy balls and other toys for Bubble Puppy to play with in the garden. Tip: If all toys have been unlocked, there’s one special surprise for you!
(+) Cuteness overload
(+) Popular Nickelodeon characters
(+) Very good and comprehensive narration
(+) Play & Learn concept
(-) The number game only has one number or shape each
(-) Separate app for iPad/iPhone
Download Bubble Puppy
➔ App download for – iPad on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app developer: Viacom International Inc./ Nickelodeon