Parents' Guide to

Ocean Forests

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Dive deep into learning with reading, exploration, games.

App iPad Paid Education
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This digital resource is an interactive way for kids to learn about ecosystems, and it's filled with beautiful graphics, mesmerizing music, solid scientific information, and fun games. Content is age-appropriate and provides kids with an opportunity to build vocabulary while learning. Though the various reading options are great, it also would be nice if kids could navigate the ebook by chapter or even bookmark the page they last read. The graphics are truly beautiful and feel immersive. As a fun way for kids to apply and expand on what they learned, the games are great, and the submarine game lets kids remove garbage from the ocean; however, the mechanics are sometimes difficult, especially on the fastest level. It also might be helpful to label the levels as "Easy" or "Harder," as it's not quite clear how the numbering represents the difficulty level and features. Unlike many ebook apps, this one provides a rich experience that will captivate kids.

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