Australian Council on Children and the Media

Eggy 250 - Blake ELearning Pty Ltd

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Eggy 250 was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 28 March 2014.

About the app

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

Name of app: Eggy 250
Developed by: Blake ELearning Pty Ltd
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+; Google Play: everyone
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Eggy 250 contains the following information:

App description

This App presents a set of mini games, each practicing set sight words. In total the game presents 250 sight words for children to learn.

Reviewers comments

This App is designed to help children learn the 250 most commonly used sight words. Here there are a set of mini games, with each activity designed to practice word recognition and sight word memory. Some games are quite repetitive, but user testing revealed that parents valued the close link to curriculum and the repeated practice of skills. The only risk is that some students will enjoy making mistakes with the incorrect response being a “splat” on the screen that some children found quite funny.

In App purchasing

Link to other apps by the developer in the parent sections.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviours which may concern parents were found during the review.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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