Parents' Guide to

Eli Explorer

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Delightful, open-ended journey helps teach words.

Eli Explorer Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

It does not work

I have purchased the app and downloaded it twice. When I tap on the icon it shows was the logo and than it switches off by itself going back to the desktop of the iPad. Any suggestion on how to fix the problem? Thanks

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Filled with irresistible graphics and fun surprises, Eli Explorer encourages toddlers to play and learn. The words and phrases are age-appropriate, and the open-play platform is ideal for young learners. Moving Eli around isn't entirely intuitive at first, as tapping or dragging directs her. There's quite a bit to explore, and some of the cause-and-effect relationships offer variety, such as the kitchen where an adult rabbit offers Eli different foods. Ultimately, the exploration is finite, though kids likely will revisit their favorite parts of the world many times. Some parents may not like the mild potty humor and the somewhat confusing form it takes: Eli squints, and tears form around her eyes before she dives into a bush. After she emerges, angry lizards pop out, throw her poo, and laugh. Most kids will find it hilarious, but some might wonder what's happening. Ultimately, there are many fun elements to explore, and the ability to choose from many languages is a huge plus.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate