Parents' Guide to

MarcoPolo Arctic

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Learn science and vocabulary with sweet arctic animals.

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This sweet, fun app packs some solid scientific learning into totally kid-friendly play. The graphics and animations are lovely, and the ways kids can interact are delightful. There are no instructions or rules for play, but kids will discover the fun as they explore. Also, parents can read more about some of the discoveries kids can make in the "more" section of the parent settings. One of the cutest discoveries is finding which animals will eat meat: The herbivores respond by shaking their heads when offered the raw piece of meat, while the carnivores eat it up. The animals also drink water from a glass, which is charming though not-at-all realistic. It's possible kids will lose interest in constructing the puzzles -- where most of the direct learning happens -- and the interactive environment is somewhat limited, but kids will enjoy the variety of animals and habitats to explore.

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