“ABC Wildlife!” is an app which helps introduce animals and letters to kids with the use of pictures, videos and animal facts. Tap on a letter, and then scroll through corresponding pictures of an animal that starts with the same letter chosen. At the bottom of the screen, the animal will be spelled out and any of these letters can also be chosen as well, or you can choose your favorite from the index. If online, the animal’s picture can be tapped, and you are connected to a YouTube video, or just read about your choice by tapping the question mark.
I think the photos and the background music used are nicely done, as are the facts about each animal, and I really like how an index is included which keeps track of what photos you have already looked at.
I do however, think that waiting for the YouTube videos to load can take me out of the experience. We love the aardvarks and the other videos shot in places like zoos, but the quality of some of the other videos can be rough, many of them being without any useful sound, and can sometimes be too long or to short. I am glad the index lets you be selective.
I like the fact that there is a lot to look at and read even without an internet connection. I would like it if they could also add animal sounds. My son would love the facts to be narrated so he can enjoy this section if I am not available to read them to him.
ABC Wildlife! - words about animals with pictures, sounds and videos for kids
Developer: Peapod Labs LLC
Released: 2010-07-15 00:00:00
Description from the Developer✭ Awarded “Excellence in Design” by Children's Technology Review ✭
Expose your child to the wild world of Animals! Our award-winning Little Explorers ABC Series teaches children new words through sight, sound & touch. Let them explore a world of monkeys, tigers, elephants & more through beautiful pictures, lively videos, and interactive scenes.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT
♘ Exposure To Animals — Tons of pictures, sounds, videos & interactive games
♘ Extends Vocabulary — 80+ animal words
♘ Links Letters To Words — navigate through the words by tapping letters
♘ Made Just For Them — simple interface so they’ll never get stuck
♘ Fun For You — check out the chameleon video
♘ Carefully Curated Content — every video has been screened by parents
WHY YOUR CHILD WILL PLAY IT
♘ Fun Animal Exploration — everything from aardvark to zebra
♘ Interactive Scenes — 80+ touch activities with animals
♘ Fun Videos — 100+ videos that let them see and hear animals
Also try our other apps in this series:
ABOUT THE VIDEOS
ABC Wildlife needs an internet connection to play videos. A wi-fi connection is recommended. Some videos may be removed from youTube but we try to replace them regularly.
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Recommended Ages: all
Categories: Early Learning, Letters, Reading, Sight Words