Our tech-oriented family loves apps! As a Duo 50 blogger, we get the chance to check out all the latest Appcessories Discovery Bay Games rolls out for the iPad. The newest addition to their Duo line is Dora the Explorer: Let’s Play Backpack. If you are not familiar with Duo, here’s a quick run-down for you: A device (the Appcessory) links with your iPad to provide added interactive fun. In this case, Backpack rests on the side of the iPad and provides immediate feedback to your child’s performance.
First, go to the App Store and you can download the game for free. To use with the Appcessory, go to Amazon and purchase for $39.99.
Once you have the Let’s Play Backpack appcessory, simply turn it to “Play” mode and let the fun begin! Let’s Play Backpack has several modes of play:
Asks what item you would need in each scenario. Once you give your answer, Backpack responds to provide immediate feedback and Dora says the answer in English, then Spanish.
Subjects covered: Beach, Camping, and School supplies
A sound is made and your preschooler must guess which object/animal made that sound. Dora provides the verbal answer in English, then Spanish and Backpack opens up to drop the tokens if you are correct!
Subjects covered: Farm, Music Class, City
Questions asked are: What Goes on It?, What Goes in It?, and Let’s find the Animal Homes. Dora gives the answer in English, then repeats in Spanish.
Say It Two Ways
Dora asks your preschooler to identify an object, but gives only the Spanish word. If they are correct, the tokens will drop into Backpack.
Subjects covered: Super Sleepover, Garden, Fiesta
Check out our video for Let’s Play Backpack in action! I’ve demonstrated Say It Two Ways and Let’s Match. Enjoy!
GIVEAWAY: US ONLY. Discovery Bay Games has offered one (1) of our lucky readers the chance to win Dora the Explorer: Let’s Play Backpack Appcessory for the iPad (RV $40). Enter with Rafflecopter below! Open to US Residents only. Ends 08/28/12.
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*This giveaway will run through midnight on August 28, 2012 (EST). Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact us before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. (18+) residents only.
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Heather received the Dora Backpack game from Discovery Bay Games free of charge to facilitate this review. Giveaway item will be provided by sponsor. Sponsor has the right to refuse filling prize for duplicate winners from other blogs. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.