Parents' Guide to

Pocket Penguins

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Free live penguin webcam is simple but fascinating.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+


My little boy who is almost 6 loves everything penguins! He has a blue penguin with a red santa hat (TY boo beanie) that he calls Pa-Pa Penguin which is what got him into penguins! He tells me almost everyday that he wishes he was a penguin and this app is perfect for him! He loves it! There is not much going on with the penguins when I have watched it but they are moving and my son seems to love it. We have only had it for a day so I can't wait til tomorrow at 10:30 and at 3:00 so that I an show him the presentations by the keepers. The only thing I have seen is that it buffers a lot..otherwise perfect! THANK YOU!!!!

Is It Any Good?

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There's something calming yet engrossing about watching these African creatures go about their day on these three webcams. The pre-recorded biologist presentation is good -- if the option to watch it pops up. Otherwise, if you want to hear the Q&A session with the biologist feeding the penguins twice daily, you have to open the app at 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. PST. It would be nice to have more information about what viewers are watching available to read on the app all the time, in order to understand the behavior better. A discount on tickets to the actual exhibit is available on the app.

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