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Giraffe's PreSchool Playground

by Tomato Interactive LLC
Rated: All Ages
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.996.3
  • - Updated to remove unused code/libraries, resulting in a bit smaller file size for the app

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006L7RAVI
  • Release Date: December 12, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,364 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Let your child learn the alphabet and more with a cheerful, educational app
  • Bring a powerful learning tool with you on the go
  • Get an easy, intuitive app with big buttons and responsive touch controls
  • Play 6 games designed to teach alphabet basics, numbers, and more
  • Enjoy a free mp3 just for kids

Product Description

Join Giraffe on a colorful, musical, and educational journey!
SIX GAMES IN ONE! - An incredible value!

Download now at 66% OFF -- Don't miss out!!

The most beloved educational app on iOS finally comes to Android!
- Chosen by 1up's John Davison as one of the Top 9 iPhone Apps for Toddlers.
- "I gave my iPod Touch to my fiance's 3 year old sister and she could not put it down." ( review)
- "Parents need to know that Giraffe's PreSchool Playground is a cheerful educational app that includes six games to
teach ABCs and numbers, seek-and-find skills, and animal names. The Photo Playground is a picture-making game and
kids can make their own animal scenes and save them to the device's photo gallery...The app is very easy and
intuitive, with big simple buttons to press and a little cartoon giraffe who provides spoken instructions."
(Common Sense Media review)
Some reviews from the iPhone version:
- "The song alone is worth the price. My 18 month old granddaughter LOVES the song…"
- "[my son] learned to recognize numbers all the way up to 20 because of this app! Definitely recommend for younger
- "My 4 year old loves this game. It's got a lot to do, it's a great value. There are a lot of game modes and she
has really been kept busy for some time with this app. I recommend!"
- "Monkey Got Away is a hit! My 3 year old absolutely loves animals so this app is very popular with him. I was
surprised by how much he loves the song 'Monkey Got Away', he will open the app just to hear the song over and over
again. Thanks so much for offering the free mp3 download!"
- "Wonderful for special needs! Thank you for creating such a wonderful application. We are using it to work with
our non-verbal son who has autism…"

Join Giraffe on a colorful, musical, and educational journey to learn your ABCs, 123s, animals, explore music, work
on memory, unleash your creative side, and more!

***** FEATURES *****
***** FEATURES *****
-FREE MP3 of the kids song, "Monkey Got Away" (see help/options screen in the app to redeem)
-6 game modes to entertain & educate, a kid-friendly interface, funny animal sounds, original music, and vibrant
-24 different jungle/safari animals to play with!
-Child isn't reading yet? No worries! Giraffe will tell you what to do.
-Many users have reported that this app is wonderful for children with special needs.
-Constantly adding new content via updates!

***** 6 GAME MODES *****
***** 6 GAME MODES *****
1. LETTERS. Giraffe will ask you to find the letters in the jungle grass. Can you find them? Offers two levels of
difficulty to cover a wide age-range of little learners.
2. NUMBERS. A fun way to learn your numbers! Choose numbers that go up to 10 or 20. Junior Explorers can have the
clue shown (helps learning the numbers, and promotes memorization), while Ace Adventurers will have the clue
spoken-only for an advanced challenge.
3. ALPHABET SONG. Tap to advance the notes and sing the alphabet song along with Giraffe! For an added challenge,
turn on the bongos and play along with the beat!
4. BIG SAFARI. Can you find the animal and place it in the net? Use your finger to drag or flick the animals. Can
you beat your high score?
5. ANIMALS. Your kids will have a blast finding the animals and hearing the funny sounds!
6. PHOTO PLAYGROUND. Choose your background and arrange wildlife, comical hats, food, shrubs, and more! Have the
perfect composition? Email a photo to a loved one!

Your kids will exercise their noggin while having a blast.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we will be happy to help you.

Technical Details

  • Size: 32.3MB
  • Version: 1.996.3
  • Developed By: Tomato Interactive LLC (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
45 of 58 people found the following review helpful
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Downloading this app as the FAOTD is always a plus. And yes, this app will help your child learn how to identify the ABCs and numbers 1-20. However, at what cost? The most visually identifiable button on the first screen to the eye (especially a child's eye) is the OPTIONS button. Why did the developer place the "START" button (colored in light blue) against a light blue sky making it almost transparent? This gives easy access to the internet to a child. Unless you plan to have them in your lap, or looking over their shoulder constantly, turning off your device's WiFi is a very good idea.

The "FREE" song that can be downloaded in the options menu, results in the app trying to access your personal account information, contacts, and email. This was not disclosed in the "permissions" on the product's description page on the date this review was written. I find it hard to believe this was an oversight. Apps do not perform functions that are not intended on their own, and even if it was so-called "left-over code" from another app, this shows very poor quality control on a children's app.

The only reason this app did not get a complete 1 star review from me is the fact this app will function WITHOUT internet. That is all well-and-good but at the end of the day, parents will not always remember to turn off the wireless connection for their device, thus turning over their:

- personal account information
- contact information
- email account access
- Amazon App Store access

This app works properly on my Kindle Fire HD 8.9, so the developer has indeed corrected issues listed by reviewers 2 years ago. If not for the surrendering of personal information, I would have given this app 4 stars easily for the targeted user group of 3-5 years of age.
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55 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! March 18, 2012
By Azy
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Okay, I don't pay for a lot of apps, but my daughter loved the memory game by this developer, so I thought.what the heck, I'll give it a shot. For $.99 what can it hurt? It's fantastic! My three year old reads and does math at an elevated level, but she's still three, so older apps are often too old and younger apps are typically boring. This app has so much variety and isn't all straight math and reading. It also trains spacial reasoning and object placement. She loves decorating the rooms and animal habitats. This is by and far the best app for tiddler's I've ever seen. And it's one heck of a bang for your buck.
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42 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Son loves this game. March 31, 2012
By Jocelyn
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We really enjoy this app, at least once I get my son to start playing and stop listening to the theme song! The only complaint that I have is that it's too easy, my son just turned 2 and has mastered all of the games, so while he is still having fun I can no longer say that he is learning. Perhaps you could add an option to go up to 100 with the numbers and select letters based on sound rather than just name? And even more types of animals or perhaps rather than just find the kangaroo or the frog how about which animal is a marsupial or amphibian for a higher level of play, my son would just love that and science is important for preschoolers as well! I love to hear my little guy tell me that koalas eat eucalyptus and pandas eat bamboo, wish there were apps that supported a young interest in science. Oh, one last thing that would be cool is a choice between the abc song and a counting song in the song room. OK, obviously there are tons of things you could add to any game, but those that I mentioned would work well with what you've already got... or maybe I should write my own app, lol. Either way, thanks for the great product, we love it and it's lots of fun!

You guys should really make a kindergarten app as well, we are ready and waiting!
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24 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for kids December 13, 2012
By cibfnw
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My granddaughter is 3 and loves animals, this game is great for her. She hates to put it down, i would buy again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just too Much Code Baggage July 3, 2014
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Is it me, or does the product description on the Amazon Website read like an infomercial? And although the most recent update says "Updated to remove unused code/libraries, resulting in a bit smaller file size for the app", it still carries a lot of extra junk, including full Facebook SDK code, an analytics module called Mixpanel, Google IAP, another live crash reporting code module, and more. These weren't counted as unused? Yeesh.

Now to be fair, there isn't any Facebook or IAP presence in this children's app, so I assume they are vestigial leftovers from a coding shell that the developer Tomato Interactive used. However, Mixpanel Analytics is a different ball of wax. Purportedly the "most powerful analytics available" (ya, I looked it up on official website) and contending with Flurry and Google Analytics for top dog spot, does such a heavyweight Analytics module really need to be in an app aimed at toddlers? What, need to find out which consonant seems to be lil Suzy's favorite?

And to top it off, big ole Option button has unlocked linking to the Amazon App Store and your default email program. Be sure to turn off your WiFi on your device before handing over to your child, which is probably a decent idea anyways. This app just raises my hackles, especially with Network Access sending Analytics datum back on its own and all that extraneous code.

As well intended as Tomato Interactive may be, no children's app should be carrying adult code baggage. Sure, I generally give most cases of analytics a pass, depending on requested permissions, but not when a 3 year old is trying to learn counting up to nine.
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Published 1 month ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars great learning game
My daughter plays this game for hours on end and loves it.
Published 1 month ago by Majunee
2.0 out of 5 stars Would be great if not for easy access to unwanted areas and scary...
It's a great concept, but for a paid app, it shouldn't have intrusive permissions. The design isn't well thought out, any access to options and Internet is just asking my little... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Julie Hafford
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Awesome game to keep even a 9 month old entertained!!
Published 1 month ago by Miguel Valentin
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Pointless game.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kids love this app. It's a great learning tool and it's fun!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hi there!
My dear sister adores this app. It makes her more fluent with numbers. I am a 15 year old girl, and this is a good app for learning. Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Swan
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Loved it!
Published 2 months ago by brandy williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifesaver
This app was a lifesaver when I was traveling this summer with my 1yo. Really saved my sanity on long plane/bus/train rides. My 5yo also enjoys it.
Published 3 months ago by Aspenrayne
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My grand daughter absolutely loves this she plays until the battery runs down. She just turned six.
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