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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.
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.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, naming, vocabulary
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
- Price: $1.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: August 9, 2012
- Category: Education
- Topics: Horses and Farm Animals
- Size: 23.10 MB
- Publisher: Night & Day Studios, Inc.
- Version: 4.3.0
- Minimum software requirements: Android 2.2 and up, iOS 4.1 or later
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