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The Swamp Where Gator Hides - Android version

The Swamp Where Gator Hides - Android version
by Dawn Publication

Price: 4.99$
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Overall Score: 92/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Interactive books, Early literacy, Understanding of the world

What it is/what you do with it: an interactive version of the book by Marianne Berkes. (about 12 pages long).

Listen to the narration or read the book yourself. Tap the animals/objects for simple interactions.

The 'Animals' section contains extra facts about animals presented in the book.

What we liked: the story. Great illustrations. Good reading options (text highlighting). Good educational value. Professional narration. Ease of use. No distracting elements.

What we didn't like: text layout is not 'young reader friendly'. The app could be more responsive. The included game is very basic.

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The Swamp Where Gator Hides

The Swamp Where Gator Hides
by Dawn Publications

Price: 3.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 92/100

version reviewed: 1.1

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Best for: Interactive books, Early literacy, Understanding of the world

What it is/what you do with it: an interactive version of the book by Marianne Berkes. (about 12 pages long).

Listen to the narration or read the book yourself. Tap the animals/objects for simple interactions.

The 'Animals' section contains extra facts about animals presented in the book.

What we liked: the story. Great illustrations. Good reading options (text highlighting). Good educational value. Professional narration. Ease of use. No distracting elements.

What we didn't like: text layout is not 'young reader friendly'. The app could be more responsive. The included game is very basic.

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Monkey Preschool Animals

Monkey Preschool Animals
by THUP games

Price: 2.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 88/100

version reviewed: 1.0.6

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Understanding of the world

What it is and what you do with it: a set of educational mini-games and quizzes teaching about animals. 7 environments and over 100 continents.

Listen to the question then navigate around the scene to find the correct answer, e.g. 'find an animal which is a mammal' or 'find an animal which is gray'.

What we liked:the concept. Good variety of questions and quizzes. Fun detailed illustrations and animations. Spoken instructions. Ease of use. Visual clues. Simple reward system with badges. Multiple player accounts. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: some animals groups are underrepresented e.g. insects or fish.

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Zoo Animals, Touch Look Listen - Android version

Zoo Animals, Touch Look Listen - Android version
by StoryToys

Price: 1.99$
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Overall Score: 88/100

version reviewed: 1.0.0

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Understanding of the world

What it is and what you do with it: a 3D pop-up book with zoo animals: 10 interactive themed scenes with about 60 animals.

Tap animals to hear their names read out. Touch animals once again to play associated sounds.

What we liked: the concept. Simple, clear illustrations. Ease of use. No distracting elements. 5 language versions.

What we didn't like: only linear navigation/no index page. We wish there were more interactive features (like in the final quiz activity).

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Zoo Animals ~ Touch, Look, Listen

Zoo Animals ~ Touch, Look, Listen
by StoryToys

Price: 0.99$ (was 1.99$)
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 88/100

version reviewed: 1.0.0

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Understanding of the world

What it is and what you do with it: a 3D pop-up book with zoo animals: 10 interactive themed scenes with about 60 animals.

Tap animals to hear their names read out. Touch animals once again to play associated sounds.

What we liked: the concept. Simple, clear illustrations. Ease of use. No distracting elements. 5 language versions.

What we didn't like: only linear navigation/no index page. We wish there were more interactive features (like in the final quiz activity).

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