Tigerlilly Quinn: Sago Mini - Fairy Tales

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Sago Mini - Fairy Tales


I'm a great fan of children's apps. I believe that 'screen time' doesn't have to be seen as a bad thing when done in moderation and I actually think they can be a really beneficial learning tool as well as a fun activity for your kids.

We discovered children's apps when Wilf was about two years old and give them full credit for averting boredom when travelling. A few times I've had to travel long journeys with Wilf by myself and there is nothing worse than getting to that point on the journey when your child has had enough. They are also a great treat for afternoon slumps when you both need a rest and as we don't have a television I feel happy to let him play on them for a couple of hours a day. 


One of Wilf's all time favourite apps actually happens to be Ocean Swimmer by Sago Mini, I'm not quite sure how we stumbled across it but I immediately loved the colours and illustrations as well as the humour to the animations. Sago Mini games aren't garish like some children's apps can be and I also love the non-competitive element that seems to run through them all.

Sago Mini asked if we (well Wilf!) would like to try out their new Fairy Tales app and see what we thought. The Fairy Tales app follows a similar structure to the Ocean Swimmer game Wilf loves so much which was an immediate plus point. Jinja the cat is the main character and flys around an enchanted forest meeting fairy tales characters. What I loved about this game was the cross over from fairy tales we know so well and the Sago Mini interpretation of the characters.

I love that it still holds the 'silliness' that amuses children and parents alike as well as a gentle exploration of the world in the game. What I find really interesting is how much Wilf likes to talk about what is going on whilst he is playing and using his imagination to describe why each character might be doing what they are doing in the animation.

We made a little video if you would like to see a little more and you can download the app here to play the game for yourself!

Sago Mini are giving the first ten people to comment on this post a free code to download so you can try the game out for yourself (or rather your little ones can!).



In association with Sago Mini you can find more of their games here

30 comments:

Sonia said...

Oh my little man loves Sago apps, we would love to get a code for this one - love the video x

Phoebe said...

My little boy loves the ocean swimmer as he obsessed by fish! Will try this one too x

Globalmouse said...

This looks lovely - we haven't come across these before but would love to try them :)

London Mum said...

Looks really enjoyable. I don't use many apps with my son unless he's really ill or moody, we found them a god send during his bout of tonsillitis last week. I'd love to try out a few more with him. X

Amy T said...

Ooh looks like a fab app :-) Sure Owen would love to try it!

Karen Elizabeth said...

That looks amazing!! My girls LOVE fairytales and I'm always on the search for new apps that will hold their attention. I've never heard of these ones before, but I'm definitely interested in them now :)

angela said...

what a fab app! My little girl would love this! x

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SlummySingleMummy said...

It's very refreshing to hear about someone talking positively about apps and technology for kids. We get so much bad press about them, but they really aren't all bad!

fritha strickland said...

here you Sonia! http://tokn.co/yzawty5k

fritha strickland said...

we love that one too! here's your code http://tokn.co/fph874aj

fritha strickland said...

M would love them! here you go http://tokn.co/b46k2qp7

fritha strickland said...

they really are a god send during sickness! Here's your code! http://tokn.co/rxt7qbfy

fritha strickland said...

here you go Amy! http://tokn.co/emcakfng

fritha strickland said...

they'll love this one! here you go http://tokn.co/zaxm5yvr

fritha strickland said...

I'm sure she will Angela! here you go http://tokn.co/t3wfa4dq

angela said...

thank you x

Louisa said...

This looks like a wonderful app. I am a firm believer that they can be educational and fun.

Erica Price said...

What a lovely app! It looks like a lot of fun.

kathrynsharman said...

Looks like a good'un! Thanks x

missielizzie said...

Apps have saved my bacon many-a time!

fritha strickland said...

I know, I feel like people are supposed to feel guilty letting their kids use them. Everything in moderation and they can be really beneficial! if you want a code (maybe for a younger family member!) you can use http://tokn.co/vk42sq3m x

fritha strickland said...

he loves it! here's your free code, you are the 10th commenter! http://tokn.co/5wsu3fmf

fritha strickland said...

so true Lousia! here's your code, you were the 9th! http://tokn.co/g88vck9d

Fiona said...

I can imagine apps are truly life saving on cross country train journeys! x

Jen Walshaw said...

I agree that screens in moderation is fine, as long as you are happy

peregrinationgourmande said...

We are also fan of children's app. And for my older one, I love educational apps too. So much fun to exercice her maths on the ipad than on the books! xx cathy

Mummygadgetgeek said...

Oh, this looks like something my 3yo would love - we are downloading a few apps for our upcoming plane trip, will put it on our list!

Wild & Grizzly said...

F loved this, I'm gong to have to get it for him. How cute is Wilf! x

Beautyqueenuk said...

My nephew can download an app much quicker than I can at the age of 2!

lisa prince said...

oh what a great resourse, i also love those leggings

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