Parents' Guide to

Barefoot World Atlas

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Delightful way to learn about animals, people, and more.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

it's ok

It could be better. My son is not learning very much from it
age 5+

Fun, colorful atlas gives younger kids a starting point for understanding geography

My five year old loves this atlas app--it's interactive, colorful, easy to use, and has voiceover on all the text so he can use it without help. It is by no means a "complete" atlas, but I think it's a great starter app, if you will, for younger kids to give them a sense of place in the world and fun (at times random) facts about different regions.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Barefoot World Atlas makes learning fun, with a thorough selection of interesting objects and real-time information that's applicable to the real world instead of a dry factoid (such as current weather and time, along with carbon footprints, of capital cities). The music is a nice background and the calm narration by BBC presenter Nick Crane is well done.

One annoyance: Some of the objects don't seem like they're in the logical place on the globe. Still, that's a minor annoyance. Curious kids will enjoy Barefoot World Atlas.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Science : animals, geology, plants, Social Studies : cultural understanding, geography, global awareness
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development, personal growth
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: March 15, 2012
  • Category: Reference
  • Publisher: Touch Press
  • Version: 3.0.12
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 19, 2018

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