The Deep Blue Kingdom

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Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Video clips spice up this undersea educational app.

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Kids press directional arrows to scroll through the pages, listen to the narrative, and watch short video clips.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Deep Blue Kingdom is an educational app intended to introduce kids to a variety of marine life, from whales, sharks, and manta rays to lobsters, coral, and jellyfish. The app is presented like a traditional book where each page contains a paragraph of text about a specific sea creature along with a video loop of the animal.

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THE DEEP BLUE KINGDOM's use of video footage of real marine life is an interesting twist that helps it stand out among similar apps, but that's also the extent of its interactivity. There's nothing else for kids to do besides flip pages and listen to the narrator (who can be toggled on or off in the settings), which is a little disappointing when compared to other educational apps. There's no table of contents or means of jumping to a specific page, either. The information is presented in an informal style that should work well for kids under 7, while older kids might find it condescending.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $4.99
  • Release date: March 21, 2011
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Imaginatronics LLC
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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