What the boys love:
Oh this has to be Toby’s all time favourite! He is absolutely obsessed with this and it is the first and last app to be opened on the iPad every day. The general gist is that you select a world – if you go for the freebie option, the only world available is the Farm, but as soon as you download the rest you get Africa, Oceania, Asia, North America and South America. – and then you explore it, finding animals as you go. Once you have found all the animals, you win a camera and you can take pictures of the animals, which the app stores in your album and tells you a bit about the animal you’ve snapped. You can also change modes so you can draw, play match it games, do puzzles and even print out your pictures. It’s genuinely awesome!
What Mummy loves:
The reason I love this app as a mother is all of the different features and the way it is packed full of information, over 200 commentaries about the animals. Not only do you have the usual English mode, but there are a variety of different languages (8 to be exact) and the genius’ who made the app cottoned on to the fact that I do not want a screaming toddler every time her hits an advert at the bottom tab – so no adverts! There is only ever one animal to find at any one time, which promotes focus and concentration, and the app keeps offering a bigger scenery to explore, acting as a reward system.
I think this is probably one of my favourite apps on the iPad, not graphically or style wise, but for how much it offers in one package. This is, in my opinion one of the best apps for kids (and it is available on every platform!)
P.s – as an additional sell on the app offers a prehistoric world and a fairy tale world… it’s not something my boys are into so I haven’t downloaded them, but if you have a dino-obsessed little one and they are as good as their animal counterparts, these would be fab.