A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
In GINKGO DINO: DINOSAURS WORLD GAME FOR CHILDREN, kids can either choose to play the game or read and listen to the encyclopedia. In the game, Ginkgo narrates a journey through an ancient forest where dinosaurs and other reptiles live. Kids drag their fingers across the screen to move through the forest. They can stop to visit and learn about the various creatures that live in the forest, or they can tap twinkling stars to hear stories and watch animations. The encyclopedia includes detailed information about each creature from the forest, with interactive graphics and brief animations to show the movement of different body parts.
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.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the importance of studying animals of the past and what we can learn about Earth's history. How does Ginkgo Dino: Dinosaurs World Game for Children help you learn more?
Make a scaled timeline with kids to help show how long ago Cretaceous creatures lived.
Talk about how paleontologists use clues to guess what dinosaurs looked like. Encourage kids to make up their own dinosaurs or explore other resources to learn more.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Science: animals
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: memorization
Self-Direction: academic development, effort
- Price: $2.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: March 13, 2017
- Category: Education
- Topics: Dinosaurs
- Size: 218.00 MB
- Publisher: Moona Group
- Version: 2.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
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