App Review: Old MacDonald by LoeschWare
Old MacDonald by LoeschWare is based on the ever popular children’s song about Old MacDonald’s Farm. This cute app allows your little one to decide which animals should and which should not be on the farm. In the process, they learn the sounds that all the animals make.
When you start the app, the farm is empty. You are taken to a screen with animals in a circle. Rotate the circle of animals until the one you want to place on the farm appears in the center. As you rotate the circle, the animals will make their sounds in turn. When you choose an animal, it will be placed on the farm and a verse of the song, sung. If the animal belongs on the farm, there will be a spot for them highlighted. If they do not belong there, they will be removed from the farm in one of three funny ways. This humor makes getting them wrong every bit as much, if not more, fun than getting them right.
When all the correct animals are on the farm, you can watch Old MacDonald dance and sing. The only complaint that I would voice about this game is that the rotating circle of animals is sometimes hard to navigate. It would be great to have arrows to tap on or be able to bring up a certain animal by tapping on it. That having been said, Old MacDonald is a fun and entertaining game for young children that is sure to be a hit.
Developer’s Website: http://web.me.com/loesch/LoeschWare/Old_MacDonald.html