Transport Jigsaw Puzzles 123 for iPad is the terrific sequel to the original app, Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 for iPad. Seven scenes are included here that wonderfully introduce many vehicles and means of transportation, both traditional and unique, as well as a very fun, puzzle experience with the choice of using 2 to 16 puzzle pieces per scene and include hints if needed. There is also an iPhone version of this app available with 5 puzzle scenes included.
I have really enjoyed both of the apps in this series. The choices these developers come up with are unique to what is commonly found in applications that focus on the same subjects, as here scenes include not only vehicles found in a busy city or in one’s neighborhood, but include space, construction and a military theme as well. With 7 scenes available and a range of 6 to 8 individual puzzles among these pages, 46 puzzles in total will keep kids engaged for a long time.
Nicely intuitive for children, one simply scrolls through the seven themes that are offered, tapping to make a choice which will enlarge the scene. Another tap will transform the various vehicles into individual jigsaw puzzle choices that need to be completed.
I like that instead of simply filling in the characters with individual “chunky” puzzle pieces, a mini-jigsaw puzzle is included for each selection that showcases the details of each individual vehicle nicely. These scenes are illustrated by hand with brilliant colors that look great on the iPad and include a lot of implied action which kids will have fun with and be engaged by.
My son has a few vehicle puzzles, both with “chunky” wood pieces as well as larger jigsaw floor puzzles that we enjoy. I have never heard any complaints from him about how the same common vehicles like school bus, fire truck, train, or car are used among these puzzles, but it is a special treat to see the different scenes offered here, such as many construction vehicles working together in a dirt pit or the military choices, including a stealth bomber, jet fighter, aircraft carrier and destroyer. A behind-the-scene look at an airport is nicely touched upon as well, including not just a helicopter and airplane, but airport stair truck, luggage truck and airport tanker. When each puzzle is complete, the word representing the vehicle in question is both narrated and shown on the screen below. This teaches some new vocabulary to kids and also creates moments for opened questions about topics such as space stations, satellites and space shuttles, as well as anything else found in this fun, educational app.
This puzzle app also stands out from the crowd as here, these puzzles may range from 2 to 16 pieces, nicely personalizing this experience to the level of difficulty appropriate for each player.
I am a big believer in hints being offered to kids in interactive apps, and I like that here, one can be helped by turning on a back light of sorts found in a button below the jigsaw in question, allowing one to see a faint highlight of this puzzle’s outlines – especially helpful when the pieces get smaller and more numerous.
There are few changes I would make within this app. The music is very pleasant to listen to for long stretches, which I greatly appreciate, but I do notice that the button to tap in order to give players the chance to change the number of puzzle pieces is somewhat hidden behind a sun at top right of the page. I would love this icon to be changed to a puzzle piece instead to aid children in finding this most important function. It would also be nice if in a future update, a scene of recreational vehicles can also be included, such as a hot air balloon, zip line, or hang glider. I look forward to other puzzles apps these developers may come up with.
Transport Jigsaw Puzzles 123 is certainly an app that would keep kids interested for a long time, including children of different ages, making this a perfect family app.
Transport Jigsaw Puzzles 123 for iPad - Fun Learning Puzzle Game for Kids
Developer: GiggleUp Kids Apps And Educational Games Pty Ltd
Released: 2011-09-30 00:00:00
Description from the Developer★ Finally! The long-awaited sequel to the best-selling puzzle game for young learners!
★ Top 1 Paid educational ranking in the UK, Top 10 Paid in Australia and Spain, Top 20 iPad Paid in Japan, France, Singapore, New Zealand and more.
★ Play Transport Jigsaw Puzzles 123 in more languages! Have fun learning new words in different languages including: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Swedish, Chinese Mandarin and Italian.
What is it?
✚ 53 everyday transport jigsaw puzzles in 8 different sceneries, all in brilliant and colorful graphics.
✚ With 5 difficulty levels to choose from, this educational game will never get old!
✚ A fun way for young children to develop logical thinking and learn simple words.
✚ Animation and encouraging feedback makes solving puzzles an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
This fun and education app was developed to suit the tastes and learning abilities of young children from ages 1 to 6. Start with simple 2-piece puzzles (great for the little ones!) and gradually move up the levels to master the 16-piece puzzles.
When one puzzle is completed, the name of the transport vehicle will be spelled on the screen and read out loud. Watch the entire scene come to life with color when all the puzzles are completed. Cute pictures and playful animations are sure to make this puzzle game a favourite pastime for kids.
This app will help your child excel in the following areas:
- Problem Solving
- Logical and cognitive skills
- Linguistic skills
Transport Jigsaw Puzzles 123 Featuring:
✔ 8 High quality beautiful transport scenes including:
✚ Across the Ocean
✚ Busy City
✚ My Neighbourhood
✚ Up and Away
✚ Winter Wonderland
✚ Let’s Build It!
✚ Planes And Tanks, and
✚ Lost In Space!
✔ 53 unique puzzles to be solved.
✔ 5 difficulty levels, ranging from 2-piece puzzles to 16-piece puzzles.
✔ Easy to use interface specifically designed for young children.
✔ Light and cheerful music.
✔ Interactive animation for even more fun.
✔ A hint on/off feature to provide optional assistance.
✔ ...more scenes and puzzles coming soon to new versions.
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FARM JIGSAW PUZZLES 123
Transport Jigsaw Puzzles 123 is a sequel to the best selling Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123, also available on the iTunes app store.
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Recommended Ages: 1-3, 4-7
Categories: Early Learning, Matching, Reading, Sight Words, Games, Special Needs, Creative Play