November 25, 2013 Miss Kelly

Love anything by Mo Willems? (Pigeon Books, Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, etc.) Then you will love the app “Pigeon Presents Mo… on the Go!”

This app has several different activities that will keep your little one (and grown-ups) busy. Pigeon’s dreams come true and he gets to drive the bus to pick up all the ducklings (look out for the Mad Cow!). Kids can get creative making a monster in the Monster Maker with Leonardo, or bust moves with Elephant and Piggie in the Dance-O-Rama game (my favorite is the Shakin’ Bacon move).Kids can also create with Mo in Mo’s Squillems. In this game, a squiggle appears on the screen and using their imagination, kids can finish the drawing! Every activity completed earns kids a Mo Willems sticker that they can use to add to pictures in Knuffle Bunny Sticker Pictures game. Check out the video below for a better idea of each game.

This app is currently $3.99, which I am OK with because it can be played over and over again. What I love most about this app is that it encourages creativity! It invites kids to use their imaginations to create monsters, complete squiggles, and create scenes with the camera! It can also help children develop fine motor skills (using fingers to draw or drive the bus), learn how to follow directions and problem solve. I found the first Mo Willems app “Don’t Let Pigeon Run this App,” a little more engaging, but overall I enjoy all things Mo Willems and that includes this app.

I recommend this app for kids age 4 and older. And, of course, I recommend all the Mo Willems books for all ages! Click here to reserve a Mo Willem’s book.

App Review: Mo on the Go