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Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.!

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Three fun games get show's fans thinking mathematically.

App iPad Paid Education
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DINOSAUR TRAIN CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC, JR.! isn't about counting or recognizing numbers, as are so many math apps geared for younger kids, but it gets kids thinking mathematically. It is nonreader friendly with verbal instructions and multiple chances to get the right answer. There's no tracking or reporting of what skills kids are learning or in which parts of the games a kid may be having difficulty; adding some tracking and reporting would improve this app. Still, fans of the PBS series will enjoy helping Buddy and his friends as they practice early-math skills.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Math: addition, measurement, sequences
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: problem solving, thinking critically
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: February 21, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Dinosaurs
  • Publisher: PBS KIDS
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: October 14, 2019

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