A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about dinosaurs and flying and marine reptiles by reading, listening, and watching animations. Encyclopedia is a bit text-heavy for the target age group, but there are supportive graphics and animations to help keep things interesting for younger kids. Body-size comparison lets kids tap on a picture to compare the size of a dinosaur to something familiar such as a mouse or a dog. The option to have text bubbles appear in sync with the audio is an excellent way to accommodate different learning styles.
Ease of Play
Kids might not know to tap the icons twice to make them work. Otherwise, navigation is seamless.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This colorfully designed resource is packed with scientific information and exploratory learning, but there could be a better balance between text and gameplay. Kids who have a passion to learn all they can about dinosaurs will likely spend a lot of time visiting the ancient forest and paging through the encyclopedia in Ginkgo Dino: Dinosaurs World Game for Children. Less passionate kids with only a spark of curiosity might not be satisfied with the limited gaming opportunities.
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