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Kalley's Machine Plus Cats app review: a little girl and her dad



Kids can have a hard time understanding just what is involved in their parent's daily commute so this next app offers an interactive book that will help kids understand a whole lot better. The Kalley's Machine Plus Cats app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and has been created for kids five and under and offers a fabulous and entertaining interactive story book adventure. This book follows a four-year-old little girl's drawings which lay out a detailed plan on how she plans to put an end to her father's long daily commute.

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Kalley's Machine Plus Cats


An Immersive Experience

The Kalley's Machine Plus Cats app does a great job at offering kids an immersive reading experience thanks to the interactive qualities found within the virtual pages. In this book you will be taking a look at the drawings four year old Kalley has created for a brand-new machine. This machine is meant to rescue her dad from his daily commute. When kids first take a look at the plans they seem to be a complete mess but not to worry each part is explained by Kalley as kids work through the story.

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The app requires iOS 6.1 or later to use and currently has a perfect five star rating from users who seem to be more than pleased with the experience it offers. Parents have referred to it as unique, cute, fun, and clever, all of which will appeal to kids. In its most recent update a "cat party" has now been added to the end of the story. Kids will absolutely love this new feature. It should be noted with the purchase of this app there are no in-app purchases necessary, there are no ads, and there are parental controls/settings.

Make sense of Kalley's drawings
Make sense of Kalley's drawings

It's All About the Fun

While there is certainly an educational aspect to the Kalley's Machine Plus Cats app, the focus has been put on the fun it offers instead. That's not to say there aren't items that can spark discussions with kids such as talking about how vacuums work, gear ratios, what will happen when you overcook something, and so forth. When you launch the app you'll be able to choose from two different reading modes which are touch-to-read and read-to-me. Kids will work their way through the machine plans and try to help Kalley's dad figure out what these plans mean and how to in fact put the machine together.

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The cats add another dimension of fun
The cats add another dimension of fun

Kalley's Machine Plus Cats


Pros and Cons


  • The app features plenty of interactive elements
  • The graphics are lively and fun
  • There are two different reading modes
  • The main focus of the app is fun
  • There are topics which can be expanded upon and discussed with parents if you choose to
  • There are parental controls


  • It would be nice to see more content added as it helps to give a more feature-packed offering

Final Thoughts

The Kalley’s Machine Plus app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a fun adventure for kids to embark on which challenges their sense of creativity.


Kalley's Machine Plus Cats

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