Sticker Play: Knights, Dragons and Castles is Jump App’s most recent addition to their collection of educational apps. Like their other apps, Knights, Dragons and Castles is a creative play app where children take charge and direct the action in a simple and fun virtual environment. If you would like to win a copy of this app, please see the link at the end of this post.
- 5 different scenes – Scenes include castle interiors and exteriors, and landscapes. Scroll left or right to move about each scene.
- Characters – There are knights and soldiers in all sorts of poses and equipped with all manner of medieval armor and weaponry, a king and queen and assorted other castle folk. Each character has an identical twin in a different colourway so that you end up with two sides; The green knights and the red/yellow knights. Most have associated sound effects and small animations.
- Animals – Dragons in two poses (again in green or red colour ways), a griffin and a few dogs are available. There are a few horses with mounted knights, and one pulling a wagon.
- Props – A number of props help set the scene, including medieval war engines (battering ram and catapult), assorted tents, flags, and supplies for troops. There is even a sword ready to be pulled out of the stone by a future king.
- Sound – most of the scenes are outdoors (or partially outdoors) and feature sounds from nature. The castle interior scene features background sounds that such as footsteps, clanking and creaking, low murmurs, and other sounds that add to the atmosphere. Sound effects can be toggled on or off using the simple controls on the screen. For a quiet experience, adults can turn all sound effects and background sounds off using the parent controls (accessible from the main screen.
- Parent controls – Parents can control sound, screenshots (handy if you have limited space on your device) and the Jump App more apps banner. I love that the link to the AppStore (for ratings and reviews) is hidden from children. Jump App has a presence on all major forms of social media, but they don’t have direct links that children can access. Instead, all addresses are hidden in the parent section. Personally, I believe this should be a standard practice in educational apps and I’m sorry more developers don’t follow their lead.