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An Amazing Day At The Zoo

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Video clips make this a fun learning tool for young kids.

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An Amazing Day At The Zoo isn't exactly amazing, but it's not bad. The app's use of video footage of real animals is a nice surprise, versus the usual still or animated pictures so many other apps offer. The information, however, is basic and likely will only interest very young children. Older kids will already know most of the facts (i.e. pandas are from China, baby kangaroos are called joeys, crocodiles have strong tails). The narration might also appeal to young viewers, but it could quickly grate on adult ears. Most disappointing, though, is the app's lack of interaction. Aside from flipping pages, there's nothing for users to do but sit and watch -- which puts this behind the curve in the educational app space.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: February 22, 2011
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Imaginatronics LLC
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: OS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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