A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about weather systems and their scientific terms. Kids will learn a lot more if parents get involved and use the handbook as a guide. Experiment with how the sun and air temperatures affect land, water, and our behavior and comfort level. Learn about wind and air currents and their role in creating weather. Look at the water cycle and clouds and learn terms such as "precipitation," "evaporation," and "condensation." See how all these things come together to create storms, snow, rain, and more. Explore freely, but use the guide and labels to get the most out of Weather by Tinybop.
Ease of Play
Navigation is all free exploration, which is great for some kids and confusing for others.
Violence & Scariness
A tornado and a hurricane blow away and destroy a house, trees, and some farm animals, and there's a frightened scream, but kids can tap a button to restore the house.
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Products & Purchases
A small icon on the home page leads to a list of other apps from the same developer. Users must swipe across the screen with two fingers in the requested direction to access the iTunes purchase page.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Kids freely -- and safely -- explore and experiment in a fun virtual world full of rain, storms, snow, and extreme weather. This open-ended approach is great for letting kids take the lead, but the lack of guidance -- which is intentional -- also runs the risk of leaving kids lost and confused. The handbook can help, and for this, parents need to get intimately involved in working together with kids to discover and explain the complicated phenomena represented in the app. Since a good number of the graphics are confusing as to what they represent -- especially the close-up looks -- turning on the labels feature can be a big help. Those who are familiar with other Tinybop apps will recognize the navigation features since they're consistent across titles; those who aren't might feel a bit lost. However, most kids will enjoy tapping around and exploring, even if they aren't reading the labels or learning the terms for weather features.
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