DinoMixer

Common Sense Media says

Mix-and-match dinos roar and impart fun facts.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Flick vertically for matchups and horizontally to change backgrounds. Or shake the phone for a random matchup. An always-visible mute button comes in handy for when jungle sounds get on the nerves.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this educational matchup app will fascinate kids who are into dinosaurs. There are no ads or outside links. Youngest players will need parents to read the information to them. However, the sound effects might be too intense for preschoolers.

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This app is a cute matchup exercise and very cool dinosaur primer rolled into one. Every time kids successfully match the head, body and tail of one of 14 lizards they gain access to three pages of background. The writing is very clever and the illustrations are beautiful. The backgrounds and foregrounds are interchangeable, too, so you can place your dino in the swamp, canyon, forest or desert.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:December 31, 2009
Category:Education
Topics:Dinosaurs
Publisher:Charles Parker
Version:1.90

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