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Let's face it: If you want to properly review a kids' app, you've got to get a kid to do it. So we armed Daughter No. 1 with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the "Winnie the Pooh - What's a Bear to Do?" game. It's a simple premise: Pooh loves honey, and it's your job to help him find it by way of a few hidden honey pots. There are a smattering of puzzles to do, too, and they proved no match for a genius soon-to-be kindergartener.

The honey pots, on the other hand, took a little more doing, and there were a few tears shed (by the kid!) when they weren't all found on the first go. But as you can see in the video above, finishing the game doesn't end the fun, and it remains a nice babysitter entertaining. In only adult games could hold our attention like that.

"Winnie the Pooh - What's a Bear to Do?" runs $2.99 in the Android Market. Download links are after the break.

 

 

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Android kids app: Winnie the Pooh - What's a Bear to Do

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You just convinced me to get this app.

Watching your kid use it made me realize that it doesn't need fine motor skills to operate (nothing more frustrating than when your kid hands you a game and wants you to do it cause they can't. How much fun can that be for them?), and it is a short game (which means my kids won't monopolize time on my tablet).

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Excellent Review. That is the best way to review a childrens app. I'm buying it for my 3 year old. (Your daughter is adorable!!)

I actually do NOT recommend this app. What you see in the video is what you get. It literally has 3-4 minutes of game play, the puzzles are way too easy for a kid that's old enough to be using an expensive phone or tablet. My 4-year-old daughter was bored very quickly, whereas she will spend an hour playing drawing and coloring games on my phone.

Now, if they had 8 or 10 "episodes" you could choose from within the app so that it had replay value, THEN it might be worth something.

It's a shame though, the art and animation are top notch.

I guess that all depends on your kid, and how you let them use your mobile device. My five year old daughter would watch the Little Mermaid 20 times in a row, if I let her. Also, I personally don't let my kids use my tablet or phone for an hour at a time.

The shortness of the game is a plus for me. If they want to play with the device, I can tell them to play this game once. They get the satisfaction of playing a game, and I get the satisfaction of knowing I'll get it back soon without argument.

For $3, that looks like a terrible waste. I'm getting ready to publish a review of 10 kid-friendly games that are all a much better value. Let me know if you want me to post a link when it's up.

Oh, and Phil, she's precious! :-)

Best review ever! Please bring her back on more kid apps. And don't forget about #2 app reviewer kid either. All the best to you and your wonderful family.

I have a 2 year old daughter and a 10 month old son. This is valuable information.

BEST REVIEW EVERRRRR... even better than Jerry & that guy called phill loool. It really is a good idea... keep it up guys.