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Appy Monday- Peppa goes mobile!

We know that Peppa Pig is one of the most successful children's franchises, and has influenced a generation of children to jump in muddy puddles, but how successfully has the brand moved into the mobile space?

Peppa Pig has branched out into 3 games apps, two for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPhone and one for iPad only. Here's what we think...

Happy Mrs Chicken

The  Happy Mrs Chicken App, first released in 2010, is an app based on the beloved computer game featured in the series. There are 4 interactive games and a special bonus reward sticker book featured in the app. The app begins with the familiar music and montage of Peppa's family, and Peppa and George chase across the screen at the beginning of each game, which makes the app comfortably familiar.

The games are all straightforward, but with enough challenge to keep North London Toddler engaged.  And if you (ahem your toddler) always wanted to know what the Happy Mrs Chicken game was - now you can find out! The app is also really easy to navigate with clear signposting (ticks, crosses and doors) for little ones to work out. Some of the games give you the option to beat the clock which makes the games more challenging for slightly older children.


What we loved: We particularly love the  Muddy Puddles which can be played as either Peppa or George against one of their friends. Be the first to jump in as many muddy puddles as possible.

What we didn't:  The actual happy Mrs Chicken game is probably our least favourite of the lot!

Vital stats:
Cost: £1.99
Platform: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch


Polly Parrot



The Polly Parrot App offers 4 more interactive games and a sticker book, with games all based around lovable Polly Parrot. It is made by the same publisher as the Happy Mrs Chicken app and there are lots of similarities in the look and feel of the app.



What we loved: We particularly love Matching Pairs which can be played against the clock and is a clever game to encourage your child to remember where characters are hidden and match the pairs.


What we didn't: The Feed Polly game is a bit thin. ( I originally wrote "felt like a bit of a filler" but thought better of it!)

Vital stats:
Cost: £1.99
Platform: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Peppa's Party 


For the iPad only, Peppa's Party is made by the same developer and has a lot of similarities in look and feel to the iPhone game apps. In this app you can come to Peppa's party and pay along with her friends in this selection of games.  The added feature here is that the app allows the player to personalise the gameplay- so when you start the app you can enter your name and select an icon. There are 5 games to get stuck in to. The games are diverse and cleverly pick up the theme of a party to create different engaging scenarios such as baking a cake or decorating a gift bag.




What we loved:  The games allow you to really engage with the lovable characters from the TV series.  Musical chairs is hysterical- all the fun without any of the effort!

What we didn't: We loved pretty much everything about this app- it's really fun and engaging!

Vital stats:

Cost: £2.99
Platform: iPad 

Peppa Pig Stars
This is an interactive book, published by Ladybird for the iPad.



This App tells the story of when Peppa and her family go star gazing one night instead of going to bed. It's a North London Mum favourite  as it has a lovely sense of adventure and wistfulness. You are guided through the story by a little rocket which swooshes as the pages turn and finally zooms across the last page. You can choose to read yourself or have the story read with voices from the series.



What we loved: A great story properly written- not curtailed or shorthand which is something we often find in stories from a television episode. There are also lots of interactive elements (sound and movements) to each screen to keep little fingers amused!

What we didn't:  It was difficult to switch mode (from self-read to read to) once selected. But we love this app!


Vital stats:
Cost: £2.99
Platform: iPad

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