Monday, October 28, 2013

New App for Kids from Cupcake Digital: Tickety Toc Bubble Time (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a promo code to download this app free of charge from the vendor, in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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"*Award-winning developer, Cupcake Digital, debuts the first deluxe Tickety Toc story app filled with bubble fun, tappable surprises, 3D animations, and playful activities!

In a very special shop, with a very special clock, twins Tommy and Tallulah have the very special job of making the clock chime … and when they are done, it’s time for bubble fun! In this very first Tickety Toc storybook adventure app, follow Tommy and Tallulah as they discover a big pot of bubble mixture and blow a GIANT bubble that grows so large, it picks up their Tickety Town friends and even the twins, too! Their friend Hopparoo loves to pop bubbles, but can the fun-loving bunny pop-pop-pop the BIG bubble before it’s time to chime again?

Tickety Toc Bubble Time was developed by award-winning children’s app developer Cupcake Digital in partnership with Zodiak Rights.

Enjoy the whimsical world of Tickety Toc with this very special app, which includes:

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Three reading modes: Read to Me, for kids who love being read aloud while interacting with all the surprising animations, Read & Play provides hours of tappable fun without narration, and Quiet Reading for cuddle time.

An insightful Grown-Up’s Corner with questions to promote reading comprehension and prompt thoughtful conversation about the story.

Exciting activities to get kids learning while playing:

• Help Tommy and Tallulah tap bubbles to complete words and have fun spelling with Bubble Word.
• Kids can learn to tell time in Chime Time.
• Build Pufferty a very special train track in the playful Train Time activity by helping drag one piece at a time.
• Pop bubbles to reveal and match Tick Tocktastic pictures in Memory Match!
• Color scenes from the story and play with multiple effects and stickers! Get creative with spray paint, chalk, brushes, and buckets of paint.

Parents can find free downloadable educational activities on to continue the learning off-screen. The Education Corner on the website also includes Parents’ and Teachers’ Guides designed to provide helpful tips."

Check out the episode that inspired this app, "Bubble Time," now available on iTunes -


My Thoughts:
I was so excited a few months ago when I was chosen to be a VIP Tic Tocketeer, as both my girls are crazy about the fun animated series for kids on Nick Jr. called Tickety Toc.  And, with the recent launch of the Tickety Toc toy line at Toys "R" Us, my girls are loving this show even more.  The other day, I made my girls' day when I downloaded the new Tickety Toc Bubble Time app from Cupcake Digital onto our iPad.  I forget to tell them I downloaded, as I did it while they were napping.  But, when they went to take the iPad to play one of their storybook games, they noticed the Tickety Toc app logo, and started jumping up and down with excitement.  Then, it dawned up me that they saw the new app.  And, for the next few hours, the girls sat playing together (which doesn't happen that often nowadays without fighting), to enjoy this new Tickety Toc app. 

Savannah's favorite feature of the game was the memory match game, where you have to tap on and pop bubbles to complete words and match Tick Tocktastic pictures.  There were a few occasions that Savannah was having trouble remembering where the matches were, and Arabella was quick to point them out.  That is teamwork! :-)  Arabella's favorite feature of the new Tickety Toc Bubble Time app was the coloring portion, where she could paint, use chalk and even add fun stickers to dress up scenes from the story.

As a parent, I love seeing new apps like this, that are not only fun for the kids to play, but are also educational.   The bubble popping feature is helping the girls learn new words, spelling and letter recognition, while the coloring page, although fun, teaches about creativity and colors identification.  While we have only had this app for a few days, it has become another favorite of the girls, as they continue to ask to play with it.  I can't say "No," as this is one time they sit together and play nicely, while also helping each other out.  They love having the Tickety Toc story read to them, and then working together to find matches for the memory game.

If you have a Tickety Toc fan in your house, this is one app worth checking out.  And, at only $2.99, you can't go wrong for the price.  

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