Tiny Firefighters by popular developer Wonderkind Interaktionsmedien GmbH, follows its predecessor's footsteps. A jam packed scene full of hidden animations greets players. Simply hit play and you are immersed in the single scene. A few items are already in motion and a few sound effects greet players. Tap on any and all objects to elicit more reactions.
The scene shows a firehouse set on a residential street. Neighbors and friends are out and about. Neighborhood animals are hidden around the scene. Tap any of the animals to watch them do a variety of things. Crows fly, moles dig holes, grasshoppers jump, and squirrels fight over a nut. Tapping on the people also starts a chain reaction. Most of the actions in the app tie directly to the firefighting theme. Tapping the griller brings a firefighter to spray the flame. Tapping the car causes a wreck that the fire truck responds to. Even the cow stuck in the pond requires a rescue truck. Children will really enjoy bringing out the firefighters to save the day.
App Update - Sep. 2013
Tiny Firefighters now features interactive Police scene all about sirens, rescue operations and protection full off smooth animations and great sounds that will spark your kids curiosity and encourage them to explore and discover!
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I think the best feature of the this app is the cause and effect relationship between the various actions and the firefighter's response. The fire truck's various tools are unique and believable. From the lift to get the cow out of the pond, to the hoses for putting out house fires and car fires, kids will love helping the animals and people in the scene. I also liked that some of the scenes are different from tap to tap. The mole digs holes in all sorts of locations and the squirrels fight back and forth over their snack. This makes the app's replay value good.
Overall, Tiny Firefighters is a great seek and find app for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids will love the cause and effect relationships. In addition, what kid isn't completely enthralled with firefighter heroes? As an adult, I still am!
Tiny Firefighters is available for download via the iTunes App Store - Universal App
This app was reviewed by Sarah Emerling, a mom, a special education teacher, and a technology coach. She is a self proclaimed nerd with a passion for incorporating technology into education and you read her findings at The iLesson Lady.
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Disclosure: This review was move up the waiting list priority-services. All opinions expressed are purely that of the author.