A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn facts about our solar system, including the names of planets and moons, as well as simple and complex space-related vocabulary ("sunspot," "partially molten mantle," "hydrogen and helium gas," "slushy sea") in multiple languages. Educational value increases for kids who can read or have the labels read to them.
Ease of Play
Simple tap-and-swipe play. No verbal or visual instructions on this open-ended play app. Kids who spend time exploring and tapping random spots will be rewarded with more fun finds.
Products & Purchases
Tinybop logo appears upon opening the app, and there's a "More Apps" icon on the app's main screen, which includes icons for all Tinybop apps. Tap on one of those, and a parent gate appears prior to you moving to the App Store, where they can be purchased.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Once your kid's rocket blasts off, there's so much to do on this visually stunning app that it feels like it might include infinity and beyond. Tap on any planet in Space by Tinybop and the app zooms in to show more detail. Swipe across the planet to see sections of the planet's internal layers. Explore surface scenes through swiping and tapping to find the interactive options, such as making astronaut footprints on the moon or hurling boulders into Uranus' rings. Beyond the option to view one-word or short-phrase vocabulary labels on the visuals, there's no audio information, so kids who can read (or have a parent read to them) will likely learn a lot more. The Space Handbook that parents and teachers can download from the Tinybop website has even more ways to learn (written facts, discussion questions, images, and sources) about everything introduced visually on the app.
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