Mother Earth's Preschool: Learning Birds, Vol. 1 App Poster Image

Mother Earth's Preschool: Learning Birds, Vol. 1

Puzzle game about identifying bird calls.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Easy enough to navigate with a finger, but kids will probably have a hard time distinguishing one bird call from another.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mother Earth's Preschool: Learning Birds Volume 1 is designed to teach children about 12 different species of birds including robin, cardinal, and canary. It uses illustrations and narrations from Elizabeth Gordon's 1912 book "Bird Children" and adds a puzzle game where kids listen to three different sounds and identify which one is the sound made by the particular bird.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Is it any good?


MOTHER EARTH'S PRESCHOOL: LEARNING BIRDS VOLUME 1 presents a case where it would have been better just to create an interactive book and leave the puzzle part out altogether. The classic "Bird Children" illustrations - various birds with children's faces - are charming, and the text is narrated in a pleasant voice-over. But before kids can get to the excerpts they have to play awkward puzzles that involve listening to three sounds and identifying which one is the sound that the bird makes. While there are some everyday sounds thrown in, often times you'll be asked to compare one bird call to another, which would be challenging for adults let alone preschool-aged children. Likely kids will be inclined to skip past the puzzles so they can get to the story elements.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:July 13, 2010
Category:Educational Games
Publisher:Once Upon an App
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

This review of Mother Earth's Preschool: Learning Birds, Vol. 1 was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.