My plan was to download the app to my phone where I could privately review it before allowing my little man to have a go at it. I no sooner had it running then the music drew him over. Within moments he had me peeking over his shoulder as he took full control of my phone. I have since downloaded it to his tablet. It has become his favourite screen time activity. We do not have cable or satellite (just good ole Netflix) so being able to watch a program on his tablet made him over the moon happy. He intuitively navigated the menus and games like a seasoned pro. I asked him if Heroes of the City gets a "Thumbs Up" or a "Thumbs Down" and he enthusiastically said "Thumbs Up its awesome". He's four, so I think that is pretty much the highest of praises.
As a Mom I have to say I really like this app. It is really nicely done, it has positive messages, the cartoons are only 14 mins so its not too much time at once and works well as a reward (pick up the toys and then you may watch one Heroes Of The City episode). The games are really engaging and help encourage critical thinking and fine motor skills.
I did find some lags in the initial loading of the software. It sometimes looks like it is frozen and the phone recognized it as unresponsive but if I clicked wait it would eventually come up. The graphics are some of the best that I have seen in a child's app. The sound is excellent quality. Overall, I really think this app is a great addition to your child's digital toybox.
I highly recommend that you download the free version of the app which is available in both android and iphone. Once you fall in love with it you will want to invest in the entire library of movies and games.
I received a free copy of this app in order to review it but had I only seen the preview I know it is something I would have purchased for my little man. It is well worth the money.
About Heroes of the City
Heroes of the City is a television cartoon about rescue vehicles in a small town where everyone can be a hero!
Follow the fantastically exciting adventures along with friends in town. Meet Paulie Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine as they help the townspeople find thieves, put out fires, and solve one of the many mysteries that happen in the otherwise quiet town. You will also get to know Calamity Crow, the most unlucky bird in town.
This is a perfect app for children 2-6 year. The app includes both movies and games.
The content is fully adapted to the target audience and is based on the popular television series Heroes of the City
More than six hours of entertaining movies!
Nine exciting games!
Collect trophies to unlock your own secret surprise!
One full movie episode, 3 games and a music video for free.
Apple device: https://itunes.apple.com/app/heroes-of-the-city-movie-app/id602592310
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rutaett.HeroesMovie&hl=en