Buggybuddys

By lorraine swart

Buggybuddys

This app is a guide for families to know what is available in their local community and outlines a range or facilities and special offers that can be accessed.

The app provides families with information regarding facilities available in their areas. It provides information on restaurants, playgrounds, attractions and holiday activities. Once you select your area of interest, you can narrow your search down to features that you are specifically looking for, e.g., playgrounds with fences. You are directed to the website which provides detailed information on each of the topics and information on all the different options.

Once you have selected your requested activity you can also view information on location, prices, dates time and member reviews.

The app provides you with information on deals and offers for attractions, term time classes, birthday parties, travel and school holiday programs.

The app can be used for families with children who range in age. It provides information on classes that range from toddlers to adults.

Buggybuddys

What we think

Buggy Buddys is a little different to our usual app reviews as it is a database of local community places. We felt this app was important to include to build strong communities and support Social Communication (a core area of support for people with Autism).

The app is easy to navigate through as information is grouped into different categories. Once you select a category, you are redirected to the website.

The app can introduce you to a range of different community activities that might be motivating.

This app is designed to be used by parents.

You can sign up to become a member and receive updates

All the information in the app is linked to the website. If you do not want to keep going in and out of the app, you may prefer to use the information provided on the website.

The app collated information from a number of different sources and provided an overview of what is available. The app allows me to look for events/facilities in my local area and offers that were available.

Free

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Age Ranges: School-Age, Early Years

Curriculum: Personal & Social

Organisation and Independence Social Skills

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