PBS Kids’ favorite pinkaholic is having a party and she and her brother Peter need help planning it. Choose from six Pinkville settings (the beach, the park, the zoo, the backyard, Pinkalicious’ bedroom, or Peter’s bedroom), create and mail the invitations, and start partying. When creating location-themed invitations, players decorate their custom invitation with paints, stamps, and stickers. The party scene is interactive with players being able to move characters and items around the scene, change balloon colors, switch out streamers, and so forth. And, there are four activities for each setting; players can decorate cupcakes with icing and sprinkles, play with noisemakers, create and use location-themed pinatas, and explore the photo booth (the photos are even saved to the device’s camera roll for sharing). Although the activities are virtually the same in each setting, there is some variety in the execution (i.e., a beach-themed pinata versus a zoo-themed pinata). The graphics are bright and colorful and the sound effects cute but not overbearing. Although there’s little “education value,” per se this is a fun, attractively illustrated app that offers wholesome and fun digital play.
Sharon Heuscher ©2018 Parents’ Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.