What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Penguin's Family is a beautifully illustrated -- but rather slow moving -- and spoken storybook app that tells the story of a baby endangered Humboldt penguin and his parents, showing both mom and dad taking turns caring for the baby. The developer, Oceanhouse Media, says its mission is to create apps that "enrich lives and better humanity." This sweet storybook definitely fulfills that mission, as kids learn about the beauty of endangered animals and nature, as well as how some animal parents care for their babies in similar ways to human parents.
Is it any good?
PENGUIN'S FAMILY is a quietly educational, beautifully illustrated storybook app. It's too bad that there's not more interactivity because kids these days -- even the youngest app users -- expect it, which may cause some kids to undeservedly label this worthwhile story as boring. There's really no interactivity other than page turning on two of the three modes and the vocabulary words zooming up and being re-spoken when the pictures are touched.