Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ultimate Dinopedia includes a section on meat-eating dinosaurs that contains graphic illustrations of dinosaurs killing and eating others. Younger kids might also be frightened by pictures of some of the scarier-looking predators. The interactive encyclopedia with information on hundreds of dinosaurs, and about 75 of the most popular dinosaurs (like the T. rex, triceratops, stegosaurus, and brontosaurus) get a full-color illustration, fun facts, and a narrated info blurb on top of basic stats. There's a lot of information but it's presented in a way that shouldn't go over kids' heads.
What kids can learn
- life cycle
- academic development
Engagement, Approach, Support
More than a (very rich) collection of stats, this app also features images and videos, a dinosaur "family tree," and more. Blurbs are read in the voice of an over-the-top news anchor.
Kids can learn facts about more than 700 dinosaurs by viewing illustrations and animated videos as well as listening to and reading narrated information blurbs that include text and statistics.
There's a lot of information, but it's presented in a way that shouldn't go over kids' heads. The app is easy to navigate. Kids can flip pages like a book or use a table of contents.
What's it about?
Kids view the content of this National Geographic interactive encyclopedia by flipping through each page as they would a book, or they can navigate to specific sections via a scrolling table of contents. Kids can read basic stats on hundreds of dinosaurs, and explore expanded sections on about 75 of the most popular dinos (such as brontosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex) that include illustrations, fun facts, and narrated text.
Is it any good?
It's hard to say whether ULTIMATE DINOPEDIA: THE MOST COMPLETE DINOSAUR REFERENCE EVER lives up to its boastful name, but it's certainly packed full of information on an astounding number of dinosaurs (around 700). More than just a collection of stats, the app also features images and videos, a dinosaur "family tree," and info about habitat, diet, eggs and babies, fossils, and famous dinosaur digs. The voice actor reads the info blurbs like an over-the-top news anchor, but that aside, Ultimate Dinopedia is a must-have for dinosaur lovers.
Families can talk about...
Take kids to a natural history museum and encourage them to look up the dinosaurs from their favorite exhibits in the Dinopedia.
Ask kids to compare and contrast certain dinosaurs and today's modern birds using the Dinopedia's Dinosaur Family Tree.