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Pepi Wonder World

Create Your Fairy Tale

Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Pepi Wonder World puts a toybox of colourful characters, worlds, and objects in your mobile device. Together they form the keys to a world of discovery and imagination for your young child.

Teacher Review

Pepi Wonder World puts a toybox of colourful characters, worlds, and objects in your mobile device.  Together they form the keys to a world of discovery and imagination for your young child.

Pretending, imagining, and creating are important aspects of a child's play.  Children are building many skills as they do all of these things.  When pretend characters meet, children are thinking about social relationships and ways to behave.  Thinking up new situations and experiences for their toys exercises children's ability to think of new concepts and ideas. 

All sorts of physical toys can be employed to prompt a rich play experience but this is not always practical.  Pepi Wonder World provides a vivid and fun pretend-play toy box that can be accessed within the convenience of a mobile device.

There is no real structure to Pepi Wonder World.  This is not a criticism as its intention is to let children build meaning into what they encounter.  There are a wide variety of characters across the various worlds to whom children can allocate personalities and stories. 

Alongside the people, animals and mythical creatures, many props are scattered around for manipulation.  Sometimes these can be combined to produce an effect - such as a hammer and a block of stone, in this case, making a statue.  Food and drinks can be fed to creatures, and machines and gizmos activated and the result observed.  This is a really nice mechanic as it encourages exploration and offers the reward of discovery but does not force children to take a certain approach.  If there is one thing that could be usefully added to the app, it would be a few objects in the form of numbers and letters so that early numeracy and literacy skills could become part of the experience.

The freedom to stop, think, and explore also makes Pepi Wonder World an ideal shared experience for parents and children.  Your guidance can lead your child into combining fun and learning.  You can count, identify colours, name objects and combine all of this into the formulation of a story crafted by you and your child together.

The artwork in this app is superb.  Not only is it consistent in style and extremely attractive to look at, but its animation is smooth and full of extra little details.  Together with the sound and music, it all comes together to form a wonderful backdrop for your child's imagination.

There are multiple worlds in the app which will help keep it fresh and interesting for your child as each location might inspire a new line of thought.  Rather nicely, there are no restrictions on bringing items from one world to another so favourite characters can be kept while new worlds are explored.

A big advantage of a digital toy box is its low maintenance.  After many sessions of playing and exploring, characters and objects might be scattered all across the worlds.  But tidying up is not a chore in Pepi Wonder World as the player can tap a single button and everything will go back to its correct place immediately.

The app reviewed here is the full version after in-app purchases have been added.  On iOS and Android devices, the app is available in a trial form which offers plenty to do while you work out if the full version is for you.  On Android, there is a slightly different route that can be taken which involves child-friendly advertisements.  In both cases, getting hold of the trial app and seeing how well it sparks your child's creative play will let you know how you wish to continue. 

Pepi Wonder World has plenty within it to inspire children so it has every chance of becoming a firm favourite.

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Teacher Certification

1567555200

5

Teacher Rating for the app

Teacher Rating

App Advertising or In-App Purchases

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party

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Developer Description

All aboard and get ready to visit Pepi Wonder World! Roleplay the fairy tales you love or create new ones. Visit island worlds and play with knights, princesses, dragons, gnomes, ponies and dozens of other fantastic characters!

FAIRY TALES FOR A WHOLE FAMILY
Imagine a dollhouse or a sandbox filled with interactive toys and fun. It‘s exactly what is offered within this App. Fantasy themed dollhouse includes the king's castle and dungeons, a mountain with gnomish mines, dragon cave, and cloud-kissing playgrounds. Children will be able to roleplay their favorite stories or create scenarios of their own. Will it be a story of an old crafty gnome and his love of magic gardens? Or perhaps it‘s about a fierce princess and her loyal dragon? A vibrant and colorful mix of environments and characters promotes diversity and offers a unique fusion of classical and modern tales.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRETEND PLAY
We at Pepi Play believe in the fundamental importance of moderated play. While we craft entertaining and cheerful apps for toddlers and kids, we encourage parents to participate in play at all times. We intentionally limit tutorial information and completely avoid setting any goals for kids, in order to spark curiosity and inspire exploration. Pretend play games help to develop social, emotional and thinking skills, expand vocabulary and put imagination into overdrive. All these effects are strengthened when playing together with your child. Pepi Wonder World supports multitouch features, allowing multiple players simultaneously interact with their own characters on the same screen.

EXPLORE, EXPAND AND DISCOVER LIMITLESS PLAY
While playing, kids will be able to move characters and objects from one island to another. This feature greatly expands gameplay options and encourages exploration and experimentation. Some items and characters gain or lose unique properties while visiting other worlds, thus inspiring curiosity and experimentation.

KEY FEATURES:
• 60+ characters: knights, princesses, gnomes, and dragons!
• Lots of animations and sounds — use musical instruments, craft magic items, cook royal food, create jewels, shoot bows and catapults!
• A fairy tale inspired world filled with magic, secrets, and surprises!
• Find the hidden keys and jewels. Explore secret rooms to find even more toys to play with!
• Create or mix and match items for some surprising results!
• Hatch magic eggs to get cute baby characters.
• Use a boat to transport characters and items between islands.
• Play together — the game supports multitouch functionality for parent and kid play sessions.

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