Pete and Sneakers Visit The Goddard School

Over a year ago when I was developing the prototype for The Pete and Sneakers Bath and Bedtime Show, I drew immense satisfaction from the smiles and squeals of my (then) captive audience– my 2-year-old twins, Elizabeth and Julia and their 4-year-old sister, Laura. When my faithful developer Vipool sent me a final draft (or rather final link) of Pete and Sneakers, I knew I had to broaden my critic/test pool. Thanks to the generosity and goodwill of the folks at The Goddard School, Buckeye, AZ, I went from an audience of 3 to almost 20. The experience was rewarding to say the least and hysterical in the way all preschool classrooms should be. The results were promising; no shortage of smiles or  squeals and I had multiple requests for Pete and Sneakers encores. I would be remiss if I did not express my full gratitude toward Goddard and Mrs. Cubillas’s tough, but truthful Pre-K critics and App connoisseurs.

Laura and Jack share a little screen time

Split-Screen App Layout

Part of what makes The Pete and Sneakers Bath and Bedtime Show so dynamic is that it’s especially designed for multiple children, but it’s also just as fun if played by only one. Two children can comfortably sit side-by-side to interact with their favorite penguin pals. It was a kick to see  3-, 4- and 5-year-old’s at Goddard not only utilizing the App with such capability and ease, but also in peaceful unison!

Josie and Katie give Pete and Sneakers a try

 

 

 

Story Time Equals All-Around Fun Time

I wanted to make sure that Pete and Sneakers wouldn’t simply be a “one trick pony.” It was important to me that in addition to fun and silly interactive components, that the App also had an engaging and progressive storyline. At Goddard children were actually leaning in to make sure they could hear the full Pete and Sneakers adventure amidst the background noise of the classroom.

Ethan and Isaiah "talking shop" with me and Laura.

Top Student Pick

Of all the App interactions and features, Sneaker’s toothbrush/microphone was by far the star of the show. Ethan and Isaiah (pictured left), loved to record their voices and hear them played back.

Mrs. Cubillas Gives The Pete and Sneakers Bath and Bedtime Show an A+

“This App is fantastic, particularly in strengthening children’s social skills by teaching them communication, problem-solving and cooperation.” -Mrs. Cubillas, Pre-K teacher at The Goddard School, Buckeye, AZ.Yolanda Cubillas has had experience as a Pre-K and Elementary School teacher for over 30 years.