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Seedling Grow

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Plant a seed, watch it grow with this simple tracker.

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Solid connections between on- and offscreen activities are nice to see, even if this plant tracker doesn't have too many unique things to offer. The main functions of Seedling Grow are that it sets reminders to water plants, makes it easy to create a time-lapse video, and provides an organized space for motivating kids to engage with plants. Because there are other ways to set reminders and make time-lapse videos, there's room for an app like this to offer a whole lot more. For example, the existing growing tips are basic and sparse, so expanding those would be great. Or, there could be games or information about the parts of a plant and the science behind how it grows. All the same, some families may find it inspiring to have these functions together in a presentation that's explicitly set up to encourage kids to grow plants. Since Seedling Grow depends on watching real plants grow, parents will need to be actively involved. Kids will need help finding and purchasing the necessary supplies and may need help caring for their plants. Parents will also have to relay the notifications that come daily and remind kids to water and take photos of their plants. If something as simple as Seedling Grow can inspire kids to try their hand at growing a plant, then it's definitely worth a look -- especially for free!

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