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Knock-knock with Bato

Reviewed on 6/19/16

Knock-knock, who’s there? Come along with Bato the bat as she collects her friends for a music jamboree! Knock on each door, then guess who lives inside by the sound of the reply.  Sometimes it’s an animal, sometimes it’s an instrument, but all are eager to join in the parade back to Bato’s house to make some music together. This app is perfect for very young players as the gameplay is exactly the same each time.  The more they practice, the better they get at guessing who lives in each house.  If you guess wrong, the resident gives you a little visual clue (like sticking their tail out the window or waving a hoof) and you can guess again as often as you need to. The watercolor illustrations, cheerful catchy music (which increases in complexity as more friends are added to the parade) and Bato’s friendly encouraging personality give this app a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to check out the parent’s section for some ideas on how to play this game off-screen too!

Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool