Toca Boca, the Swedish developer extraordinaire, boasts an impressive track record of hit kids’ apps. Toca Boca acquired Canadian developer zinc Roe back in March. The result of the marriage was Sago Sago, a new, Toronto-based developer, whose first app, Sago Mini Sound Box, premieres on the App Store today.
Get ready to make some noise! With Sago Mini Sound Box, kids tap their way through nine different sound makers from wind chimes to barking puppies. As the child taps the screen she releases colorful dots that sound off on a theme. As the screen fills with dots, whose sounds compliment each other, the child is encouraged to play around with the different sound combinations.
This über-cute app includes the following features:
• Play, listen and learn musical scales
• Tilt to hear sounds bump into each other
• Move sounds around the screen with your finger
• Tap and hold for a silly surprise
Since the app works with multi-touch, parents and children can play with Sago Mini Sound Box together. The app is recommended for toddlers, though older kids and even (ahem) some adults will enjoy it, and parents can rest easy knowing that it includes no in-app purchases or third-party advertising.
Sago Mini Sound Box is free to download from the App Store. This universal app is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Once a child gets a taste of Sago Sago, she’s sure to want more. Fortunately, curious kids everywhere can look forward to Sago Sago’s second release, Mini Forest Flyer on May 23, 2013.