A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about different animals with Fisher Price: See 'n Say. They'll learn the names of the animals and the sounds they make. They'll see the animal in its habitat and learn what the babies are called, what the animals eat, and other interesting facts. Farm animals, such as cows, horses, pigs, goats, and sheep, are included, as are pets such as cats and dogs; wild animals such as eagles and frogs; and fowl such as chicken, turkeys, and ducks. Fisher Price: See 'n Say does a beautiful job of recreating a beloved children's toy and uses technology to improve on the classic by adding educational video clips.
Ease of Play
Kids tap to spin, and the app automatically returns to the spin screen after a short animal video plays. Kids can tap the arrow and shake the device to see more animal choices.
Products & Purchases
The app is an adaptation of a toy kids may want. A link to more apps is hidden behind the parent-accessible section, protected with a passcode problem.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fisher Price: See 'n Say adapts the classic children's toy for a mobile device, adding videos of the animals in their habitats. It's simple enough that toddlers can explore on their own and not get stuck. In addition to hearing the sound the animal makes, kids also see a short video clip of the animal and hear facts about it.
Is It Any Good?
FISHER PRICE: SEE 'N SAY is totally toddler-friendly. The controls are easy for them to maneuver -- they can randomly tap, and the spinner will spin and choose an animal, and the video clip will automatically play. Little ones will love seeing and hearing the animals, and older preschoolers will appreciate the tidbits they learn about each animal. The videos are a bit grainy, but each lasts only a few seconds, just right for a toddler's attention span. It's a good choice for toddlers to explore on their own or together with a sibling or parent.
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