Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus is an educational game from developer TouchTilt Games. They are actually the ones who developed the game Awesome Upstanders! for HealthTeacher. Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus is an app that teaches children their ABC’s. It’s for youch children who are just learning their alphabet and because of this, the app is quite simple for them to use as well. It features full narration, sound effects, and an easy touch interface.
Like with all children’s apps that try to keep kids entertained and focused on the app, Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus features cute, colorful graphics and art work along with tons of cool music and sound effects. It’s very child friendly and easy on the eyes.
Gameplay again is geared towards young children. The app features very large buttons and interactive elements and most of it is just simple tapping of the screen. This makes it very easy for young children to get around the app and get the most out of it. There are only 2 game modes in Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus, and both are similar in nature. There is A-Z Show & Tell and Letter Search. In A-Z Show & Tell, you drive a bus and pick up kids along the way. Each kid has a special object that represents a letter. For instance, one might hold a violin which represents the letter V. The Narrator will say the letter V along with what the object is. The other game mode is Letter Search which is similar. Drive the bus and stop when you see letters on the sidewalk. Tap on the letter and the narrator will say the letter and the sound it makes.
Overall, Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus is a fun way to learn the ABC’s as well as the sounds each letter makes. I really like the colorful graphics and all the sound effects included which will help keep kids entertained. Maybe in a future release, the developer will add a numbers mode to it as well in order to expand the functionality of the game. In the meantime though, Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus is an app that young children who are just learning their ABC’s will enjoy.
Tiny Drivers: Schoolbus is an entertaining way for your child to learn letter sounds and words while driving a Schoolbus!
Game modes include:
Show & Tell – Teaches the child word association with objects and letters by sounding out the first letter and then naming each object. Focus is on short vowels and consonant sounds.
Letter Search – Teaches the child to recoginize each letter of the alphabet and the sound it makes. Focus is on short vowels and consonant sounds.
Pick up kids and learn random letters from A-Z, then drop them off at school.
Show & Tell with letters
Word and letter sounds
Letter Search with letter sounds
[via App Store]