Parents' Guide to

Tiny Trees

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Plant process heavy on whimsy, light on learning.

App iPad Paid Education
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Tiny Trees Parent Guide

This game is awesome. It is about TREES! I love trees! This game is fun. It is easy to play and use. There are in-app digital purchases available. Thanks for reading the 6 first sentences before this one in this review. Gift: Fun fact: Did you know that plants regenerate their limbs like starfish, some crabs, squids and octopi? When a star fish's arm or leg falls off, it regenerates a new one and the leg or arm forms a new body just like trees. Even though some people might count it as asexual reproduction, it really doesn't count because it didn't happen by birth. That is is called "body restoration" or "body renewal" because it grew a new body to replace the old one that came off. So, that means that plants, humans and other animals don't reproduce asexually. Only cells do. Cells are living organisms or micro organisms that are not counted as animals or plants and reproduce asexually like amoebas and bacteria and etc. A plant is born when it hatches from its seed or spore. I did not give much details about this "Fun fact" because I wanted to explain it appropriately.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With its colorful, interactive graphics, this exploration app has a lot of initial appeal but fails to deliver rich content and replay value. Although kids learn some basics about plant growth, they'll likely have a hard time making sense of the oddly placed and irrelevant animations. A more realistic setting and some audio instructions and information could help make a better connection to science. For the price point, there could be additional activities or at least options to do more with the plant. It's definitely beautiful, and, with some adjustments, it could be a nice combination of science and art. 

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