5 Apps for Kids to Explore Animals: Summer Learning Series

It can be tough to stop the summer learning slide, but these 5 apps for kids to explore animals will definitely keep your children learning all summer long.  Our friends at Kindertown explain more:

 

5 apps for kids to learn about animals

 

 

Ultimate Dinopedia: Complete Dinosaur Reference

Learning Area: Science

Price (as of publishing): $4.99

Device: iPad

Ultimate Dinopedia is truly one of the most thorough dinosaur reference app out there today! Discover more about these amazing creatures by swiping, listening, searching and stumbling upon amazing facts and figures. Facts and stories are read aloud in the app with spectacular narration. The dinosaur family tree is perfectly suited for the iPad. So much content also means that this app is best used with all your other apps turned off and does take up quite a bit of memory. Enjoy adventuring in the world of dinosaurs with Ultimate Dinopedia.

National Geographic Explorer for Home Learning

Learning Area: Science

Price (as of publishing): FREE

Device: iPad

National Geographic Explorer takes the quality of their paper magazines and transforms them for the iPad with videos, interactivity, speech and intuitive design. Thoughtfully pairs child-leveled text with engaging imagery that makes you want to learn more. You can swipe through pages listening and reading to fun facts. You will need a good wifi connection for the files you download are quite large. Believe us, it is well worth the amount of content you receive.

 

ABC ZooBorns

Learning Area: Science

Price (as of publishing): $2.99

Device: Universal

ABC ZooBorns is one more excellent app in the Peapod Labs ABC series that combines safe searching with topics that kids are interested in. Kids research and discover based on their interests. Letters and sounds are reinforced as kids search. Videos, interactivity and facts that are read aloud in the app keep both kids, parents and teachers coming back to the ABC apps.

Look & Learn: Animals Vol. 1

Learning Area: Science

Price (as of publishing): $2.99

Device: Universal

Look & Learn Animals is sure to be a new favorite in your home. Games are entertaining but still give your kids a fantastic learning experience with animals, letters and spatial reasoning. Our parent review team enjoyed that the pictures of the animals were crisp, clear, realistic and placed them in their natural environments. Even their 8 year old child got into this engaging app.

 

Animal Planet Hide & Seek Pets

Learning Area: Science

Price (as of publishing): $3.99

Device: Universal

Animal Planet Hide & Seek Pets many playful learning areas for kids. Designed with young app user in mind, the games are easy to play and quite entertaining. The learning in the app is centered around household pets. You’ll find interesting facts that are easy to expand and talk about away from the app. Other games in the app include tracing, counting, coloring, making music, sticker play, memory match, spot the difference and more! A nice playful app built around a childhood favorite theme of pets.

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