Many kids will agree that there are few things cooler than dinosaurs and robots, so of course combining them makes for a huge wow-factor. In the newest app from PlayDate Digital, under license from Hasbro Inc., kids can watch their favorite Transformers Rescue Bot character transform into super cool Dino Bots. Transformers Rescue Bots: Dino Island is an interactive storybook app that provides kids with an adventurous and educational story, perfect for early and emerging readers.
In this storybook, Optimus Prime recruits the reader to help the Rescue Bots train and join the action as Griffin Rock Rescue’s newest cadet. Colonel Quarry has Professor Baranova and Frankie Greene in his clutches, and won’t set them free until Dr. Greene builds him dinosaur robots. In order to free them, the Transformers Rescue Bots need to change into their dinosaur forms to outsmart Colonel Quarry—but that’s not enough to bring their friends home safely.
This interactive story is great for kids because the reader becomes the hero in the adventure. The reader helps to train the Rescue Bots for their mission, helps to trick Colonel Quarry, and give Blades the flight bot the push of courage he needs in order to take flight again.
This app embodies the same entertainment factor of the Transformers Rescue Bots animated series that it is based on, created by Hasbro Studios. It lets these kids not only to see their favorite characters in a whole new adventure, but also to become part of the story itself and play along. Kids can also snap a pic of themselves with their favorite Dino Bot.
The educational value of this app is also perfect for young readers. Kids can play the storybook in a Read-to-Me mode, a Read Along mode, or an Auto Play mode. Throughout the story, new advanced vocabulary words are highlighted, helping kids learn under the veil of a fun adventure with favorite characters. It teaches kids to work as a team to solve a problem. Some missions require more than one Rescue Bot to complete, so it shows how using different group members’ strengths, you can solve a problem as a team.
Transformers Rescue Bots: Dino Island is now available in the Apple App Store.