Pacca Alpaca is a multilingual app for kids, available on the App Store and Google Play. It is designed for children, ages 2-6 and is bright, colorful, fun and educational. The app is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese.
Pacca’s adventure unfolds in his home in the Andes Mountains, as he spots a new destination from afar and flies off in his magical carousel to investigate. When he lands with a bump in Australia, a local host greets him and takes him on a tour of the country. Along the way, the two play games, meet other animals and learn about shapes, colours and numbers. While they play, children can earn rewards as they complete challenges and learn new words in their chosen language…
I tested the app along with my 8 year old daughter Gabriela and my two year old son Rémy. I found the app to be especially suited to young children, not only because of the fun, bright colors and images, but also because of its simplicity. In an ever-increasingly technologically advanced world, I find many of today’s apps for children to be a bit too busy. Not the case for Pacca Alpaca. The graphics are beautiful and perfectly suited to young children and each activity proposed is touch responsive, but with limited and purposeful responses. In other words, you don’t have unnecessary movement across the entire screen leading to possible sensory overload. The app feels more like an interactive storybook where children are active participants.
Children can learn simple concepts, such as: colors, shapes and numbers, but in addition, parents can follow along to point out other fun things on each “page”: the the magical carousel, the fun objects or the different animals.
And for the record, Gabriela and Rémy were both smitten by the simple, but colorful and engaging Pacca Alpaca’s adventures.
Find Pacca Alpaca across the following social media platforms:
- Raising Trilingual Children? Pacca Alpaca Can Help You with Numbers, Colors, and Shapes in Five Languages
- Pacca Alpaca – Australia – app review by GlobalMouse
Disclosure: I was provided with a free app of Pacca Alpaca in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.