Britannica Kids: Dinosaurs

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Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Good-looking, accessible addition to dino lover's list.

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Ease of Play

The app is fairly easy to navigate but uses a pop-up scroll-wheel to move between sections, which can sometimes feel unwieldy.

Violence & Scariness

Some of the pictures show dinosaurs baring their sharp teeth.

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One of the tabs in the table of contents advertises other Britannica apps for purchase with a "Buy" link that leads to the App Store. Users can opt to share updates through Facebook and Twitter.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Britannica Kids: Dinosaurs is an interactive reference guide with information on 35+ popular dinosaurs as well as articles about dinosaur environments and characteristics, theories about their extinction, and important archeological discoveries. In addition to text and photos, there are dinosaur-themed mini-games including a quiz, jigsaw puzzles, and a "brush-off" game that simulates digging for dinosaur bones.

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Is it any good?

BRITANNICA KIDS: DINOSAURS isn't the most comprehensive dinosaur encyclopedia that we've come across on the App Store, but it's an accessible and visually appealing reference tool with an impressive library of drawings that help bring the giant lizards to life. The pop-up scroll wheel used to navigate between the app's different sections remains a bit awkward to use, but otherwise the app is very enjoyable. A handful of words in the text are highlighted, and kids can click on them to read short definitions of words like "extinct," "ecosystems," and "carnivorous."

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For kids who love dinosaurs

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