Kids Zoo Animal Sounds & Photos

Common Sense Media says

Toddler time-killer is free, but mediocre and ad-heavy.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Simple main page lets kids choose the category of animal they want to view and hear. Back and forward arrows inside each category allow kids to repeat the same animal or move forward to view new ones. If kids accidentally tap an ad it will probably be frustrating to get back to the main screen.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Consumerism

Ads, for products and services like ESPN, deodorant, and voice changers show up in the corner of each animal page. There's also an ad for another app from the developer called Kids Animal ABC. Certain features -- such as child lock, using a star to note favorite animal pages, and viewing the insect category -- require the purchase of a $5.99 app upgrade.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. The app requires phone owners to allow it permission to send, receive, and read SMS messages (for activating features relating to in-app purchasing). Also, kids can open any photos stored on your device from the main page on this app, and can send those photos to the developer via email.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Kid Zoo: Animal Sounds and Photos is a simple app for toddlers and preschoolers to view still photos of different animals and listen to the sounds they make. The app includes advertisements with each photo, and to unlock all the features of this free-to-download app it'll cost $5.99.

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QUALITY
 

KID ZOO ANIMAL: SOUNDS AND PHOTOS is a basic app for preschoolers and toddlers that may kill some time in the grocery line. The photos here are definitely not top quality, just average. Many of the desirable features that would turn this app from mediocre to good -- a child lock, the star feature to remember favorites, more categories, and setting an animal sound as a ringtone -- require purchasing a $5.99 app upgrade, which is not available on all devices. Your child can access all photos on your phone from the main page of this app.

App details

Devices:Android, Kindle Fire
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:July 26, 2011
Category:Entertainment
Size:9.30 MB
Publisher:Aruhat Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Version:1.0.5
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.6 and up

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