Australian Council on Children and the Media

Felt Board - Software Smoothie

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Felt Board presents a digital version of a real life 'felt board' and features multiple design scenes and dress up characters. Suitable for 4+

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Felt Board was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 28 June 2018.

About the app

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

Name of app: Felt Board
Developed by: Software Smoothie
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Suitable for children aged 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Felt Board contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All areas of the app were accessed for this review.

App description

This app presents a digital version of a real life felt board. The game uses the child’s imagination through play and design. There are many background scenes to select from to start with including plain colours, a farm yard, a ship, a theatre and a night sky scene. Once the scene is set the user can choose from multi-coloured characters, hairstyles and faces, then clothes from various outfits, additional objects ranging from trees to pirate flags, shapes and text. The scope of this activity is very wide and the user can increase/decrease the sizes of the objects and move them anywhere on the board. Fine motor skills will be needed to select and move the items on the board.

Reviewers comments

Felt Board is a well-designed app that is suitable for all ages. The navigation is very intuitive (and there are clear instructions) and there is a wide variety of objects/characters/clothing/scenery to manipulate and play with. This game will develop fine motor skills and hand-to-eye coordination. Adults will enjoy creating stories for their child and early childhood educators can use this app for teaching and learning purposes. The app is completely safe as there is no access to the Internet, no advertising and no in-app purchases. It is therefore highly recommended for children aged 4+.

In App purchasing

None.

Online information

None.

Gambling

 At the 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

None.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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