Peekaboo Barn

App review by
Cynthia Chiong, Common Sense Media
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Cute toddler app teaches barnyard animal names.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn the names for popular barn animals. The language options give kids, and even parents, the opportunity to learn vocabulary in Spanish and other languages. While kids may already be familiar with cows and horses, parents can focus on the names, pronunciation, spelling of the words, and animal sounds. Though this simple game doesn't give kids feedback on their learning, parents can fill that need by making Peekaboo Barn a parent-child activity.

Ease of Play

Kids will get a kick out of tapping on the barn door to reveal animals. Parents might wish for a way to select specific animals to review, rather than have to go through the entire game to see them again.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A "more apps" button on the opening screen takes users to see additional apps for sale, but to access they area you'll need to follow written directions ("swipe left with two fingers," for example).

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Peekaboo Barn is a cute and fun way to teach toddlers animal names and sounds. Parents can set the animals names to be in English, Spanish, and other languages, and better yet, they can record their own voices in any language. A child lock protects against access to ads for more apps and to the settings menu.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byhannahs2 January 4, 2016
Parent of a 2 and 4-year-old Written byhgabriel January 26, 2016

Toddlers love this app!

I have two boys and from ages 1-2 they both loved this app. My little two year old learned his animals and sounds fast because of this app (including a llama!).... Continue reading
Kid, 1 years old December 22, 2011

Love this app!

We've used this app for a year now (started at 6 mos, now he's 18 mos) and he loves it! I just notest that my latest upgrade has a fun new twist, too... Continue reading

What's it about?

In PEEKABOO BARN, kids first see a red barn that bounces with muffled sounds. They tap the door to reveal a goat, horse, cow, duck, or other animal. A narrator labels each animal in the chosen language and kids see the name in lowercase letters. Kids tap again to close the barn door and cycle through the animals. The game ends when night falls and all the animals gather in the barn to sleep.

Is it any good?

This sweet app uses the game of peek-a-boo to help kids learn to identify more than a dozen animals. There are multiple narrator possibilities -- a child voice in English or an adult voice in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, or Swedish; parents and kids can also record their own narration. With all of these variations, kids can play the Peekaboo Barn with each of the different narrators, lengthening this otherwise short game.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Play along with your kids and repeat the names for them. Ask your kids to repeat after you and spell the words together.

  • If your kids are unfamiliar with farm animals, see if you can find a nearby petting zoo to visit.

App details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love preschool learning

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