Australian Council on Children and the Media

Pocoyo Playset: Let’s Move - Zinkia Entertainment, S.A

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The Pocoyo Playset - Let's move app is a collection of interactive educational games designed to introduce young children to the human body and movements.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Pocoyo Playset: Let’s Move was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 25 March 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Pocoyo Playset: Let’s Move
Developed by: Zinkia Entertainment, S.A
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Pocoyo Playset: Let’s Move contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All available playsets were reviewed.

App description

Pocoyo Playset Let’s Move contains four different play modes: "Pocoyo says" is an adaptation of the kid's game "Simon says", encouraging children to imitate movements. "Get moving" can be played with up to 3 competing players and contains different puzzles themed around body parts and movements. In "Word Machine", different body parts, their functions and movements are demonstrated and named in English as well as Spanish. "Story Maker" allows the player to create their own stories, selecting the setting and characters, and adding drawings and voice recordings.

Reviewers comments

The app offers a variety of interactive games that help young children explore and learn about body parts and movements (e.g. "legs", "clapping", "swimming", "which body part do you use for running?"). The app creates learning opportunities by encouraging players to listen to and follow instructions, by introducing thematic vocabulary – both in English and in Spanish, and fosters creativity. Spoken instructions and intuitive game-play make the app suitable for young players. Some play modes request access to the tablet's camera and microphone, enabling players to watch their own movements or to record commentary to a created story. The games can still be played when these features are disenabled in device settings.

In App purchasing

  • None

Online information

  • The app does not require internet connection, the creation of a user account, or provision of any personal information. The app is not linked to any social media.

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

  • The grown-up section provides information about related apps but there are no links to make any purchases.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • The app contains no gender stereotypes or sexual references.

Coarse language

  • The app contains no coarse language and the language and vocabulary is appropriate for young children.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • The app does not encourage any game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents.

Other

  • Parents should note that the app requests access to the camera and microphone. Access can be denied. If enabled, none of the recorded contents are shared, as there is no online interactivity.

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