Parents' Guide to

Disneynature Explore

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Get in touch with nature with cool augmented-reality app.

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Disneynature Explore is a beautiful app with novel activities that nature lovers likely will find engaging and even realistic. It's easy for kids to choose an animal to view and an activity they want to play related to that animal.

The app's parent instructions highlight that kids will need help from parents to do some activities. For example, the augmented-reality tracking activity can run into problems if kids are playing in a small space or a space with a fence or other obstacles. Depending on sunlight, the screen can be difficult to see outdoors, and the brightness of the screen may need adjustment. Preschoolers may find the combination of holding a device upward (especially if it's an iPad), walking outdoors, and focusing on the instructions and visuals too much to coordinate and will need parent support. Parents could help minimize frustration by reading the instructions on the parent page beforehand. Disneynature Explore can be an incredibly fun, informative way for kids to learn real facts about nature and animal behavior.

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