Britannica Kids: Volcanoes

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Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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Videos, pictures dazzle and engage users as they learn.

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Ease of Play

This app features a very well created user interface, allowing users to easily toggle between all the different types of content -- pictures, videos, encyclopedia articles, mini-games, etc. The interactive parts of the app, like mini-games, are also designed for a casual audience and are accessible young users.

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The app advertises other entries in the Britannica Kids app series, which are available to purchase from the App Store. The "Shop" section is sandwiched between the games and other features on an option wheel on all of the main pages of the app.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Britannica Kids: Volcanoes is packed with all kinds of multimedia content designed to teach users about volcanoes. Standard encyclopedia articles are presented alongside pictures, videos, and mini-games that help ensure users understand the material presented. The interactive nature also makes the process of learning fun and interesting.

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What's it about?

Britannica Kids: Volcanoes contains learning material and articles from Encyclopedia Britannica about volcanoes. Players can read through all kinds of information about how volcanoes are formed and what causes them to erupt. To help make the app more of an interactive experience, players can also view numerous pictures and videos, as well as play a number of mini-games.

Is it any good?

BRITANNICA KIDS: VOLCANOES is designed for children in elementary and middle school, though the compilation of volcano pictures and videos would dazzle users of all ages. The mini-games are very rudimentary and should not be used as an incentive to buy the app, but the vast array of other content in this interactive encyclopedia is more than enough to make it a worthwhile purchase.

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For kids who love to learn

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