Pepi Bath (by Pepi Play) is an iOS Universal, Education app geared toward very young children, those in the potty training years specifically. This interactive, iPhone and iPad app introduces children to personal hygiene routines, covering tasks like washing clothes, using the toilet, bathing, and grooming. The application itself is colorful and engaging, has cute graphics, contains lighthearted and carefree music, as well as the choice of either a boy or girl character to lead through the activities at hand. After selecting a gender, there are 4 large activity-themed icons to choose from: a washing machine, a cup with a toothbrush, a toilet paper roll on a holder, and a rubber ducky floating in a tub of water.
Once inside 1 of the 4 areas, the different objects can be tapped on to activate an expected grooming action and are reinforced with affirming responses from the little boy or girl. For instance, in the laundry room, your character appears anxious and continues to sigh until your child understands that he or she needs to free the character from the soiled clothing (one piece at a time), and place shoes into the waiting cubby (which opens and closes when the action is completed). Once your child grabs ahold of the washing powder, fills the tray, and presses the green button, the clothes will be clean in no time — but he or she isn’t done yet — the “boinging” clothesline alerts him or her that it’s now time to hang the clothes to dry. With a “That’s nice,” and a “Well done,” it’s time to move on to the next activity.
In the bathroom, there appears to be no specific routine order like in the previous laundry room activity. Kids will have fun blowing their little boy or girl’s drippy nose with the tissue provided. Other activities include: turning the hot and cold water handles on and off, soaping up dirty hands — which do take a few tries before completing. I noticed the characters apparently don’t like their faces washed (and they let you know), but when a specific grooming task is done properly each character cheerfully thanks you. The character gives a disapproving response when the scissors are touched (I cringe when I think back to the unfortunate “haircuts” my children gave themselves over the years). Kids will also relish brushing the nasty, yellow teeth until they are sparkling white.
The Potty training area is pretty straightforward and apparently works in more of a sequential order as your little boy or girl sits on the toilet (little foot wagging) just waiting for your child to tap the white dot on the tummy area to activate some rather suggestive facial expressions, gassy responses, a few plops, and a final streaming sound (3 to be exact) before the the little boy or girl points you to the next obvious step in the toilet-training process — you know the one that most kids don’t love to do themselves — wipe. We parents are always so proud and happy when our precious little ones relieve us of this dreaded task. The cute toilet paper roll initiates a response by giving several squares (one at a time) to get the job done. The app then prompts children to toss their “used” toilet paper into the lid-lifiting can instead of the toilet, which I thought was odd because nothing like that it goes into the garbage can at my house — hmmm. With a pull on the cord the toilet flushes, a quick spray of the air freshners, and all is good. Time to move on.
The bathtub section was my favorite because it had the most interesting and fun interactions. There are 2 bottles that allow the water color to be changed to either green or purple (when the liquid is poured into the tub), a noise-making/water-spurting rubber ducky, handles to turn on or off the hot/cold water — and funny responses when the water temperature isn’t quite right. Kid’s will love playing with the overhead shower sprayer and sudsing up hair to be washed, as well as popping bubbles.
The developers did a nice job of introducing young kids to personal hygiene in their app presentation overall, but I think to make it even better, I’d like to see the characters’ movements less controlled and a little more natural, but this limited movement could be to help focus young children in on the specific task at hand. And another thing, most kids hate to wash their faces, so we parents need all the help we can get to encourage our kids to do this — it is an important part of personal hygiene. Perhaps an initial resistance and then an agreeing response would be better. Other than these tiny points, it’s a easy-to-use, cute, fun, and helpful application to encourage the little ones — and all the parents out there. Check out all of our iPad app reviews. Crazy Mike
Pepi Bath iPad App Download
Title: Pepi Bath
Size: 19.7 MB
Developer: Pepi Play
Store: iTunes App Store
Pepi Bath iPad App Download
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★ FWA Mobile Of The Day (MOTD) Award – thefwa.com/mobile
★ FAMIGO APProved Badge – famigo.com
★ Editor’s Favorite Badge – appysmarts.com
“Design is beautiful with bright colours and cute characters that will engage and seduce all young kids” – funeducationalapps.com
“A fantastic ‘tidy-up’, self-care, app that will make those day-by-day duties real fun, at least on the app. Really easy to use, with cute illustrations and nice sound feedback. Certainly a keeper.” – apps4kids.net
“Amazing for children with disabilities, specially with autism” – i-sen.cz
“PEPI BATH would be a great way to introduce your kid to the concept of toilet training. It is yet another beautifully designed and easy-to-use app for kids” – lilmagoolie.com
I know it never happened to you! PEPI’s hands are dirty, her hair stands up and there are grass stems and leaves between her teeth. Should PEPI clean herself? Why is she frowning? Have you soaped her nose by accident? Try popping soap bubbles, or maybe help PEPI wash her clothes. And do not forget to hang them out to dry. Here is much to do!
PEPI BATH is a role-play game where children learn about hygiene in a fun way.
The app has 4 parts as different situations in which this cute character PEPI – a boy or a girl to choose – appears: at the sink, washing clothes, going to a toilet and taking a bath.
PEPI BATH can be played both as a set process of cleaning or without any pre-set sequence, where the player is free to choose what they do.
In PEPI BATH cleaning is fun. Besides washing PEPI’s hands or brushing teeth kid can pop soap bubbles or play with colorful sprayers, funny duck or many other. The game is full of similar mini tasks and small surprises.
PEPI characters respond interactively and express their emotions. Even objects in PEPI BATH are like little characters.
★ NO ADVERTISING
★ NO IN-APP PURCHASE
★ NO PUSH NOTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATION
Recommended ages: 2-6