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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - Play & Explore

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fascinating animal facts and fun games in kid-size bites.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends is engaging without being too fast-paced for preschoolers. This beautiful nonfiction book and game app includes simple science and nature lessons written into the book's content: Seahorse fathers help take care of the babies; animals use camouflage; and caterpillars shed their skins as they grow bigger. The simple games provide just enough whimsy without distracting from the learning. The narration and instructions are clear and easy. To keep this app fun and stress-free for preschoolers, avoid the wiggling icon on the main page that promotes other storybook apps by this developer and focus more on the stories and games than on badge-earning.

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