Wild Kratts Creature Power
By Amanda Bindel,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Cool facts, easy games best suited for younger Kratts fans.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about raccoons, bees, and elephants and their interactions with their habitats. They'll practice matching skills as they pollinate flowers, take care of elephants, and feed raccoons. They'll learn vocabulary like omnivore and pollinate, and they'll practice decision-making as they play the mini-games. The app teaches kids hands-on how bees pollinate flowers, how elephants keep cool, clean, and bug free, and the foods that omnivore raccoons eat. Wild Kratts Creature Power does a beautiful job of combining fun with high-interest material and delivering it in a way that kids will remember.
Ease of Play
Gestures require a strong and fast fine motor skills.
Products & Purchases
The info section includes a link to more apps. The kid-lock function only requires a two-second tap and hold, which is not going to deter kids in the target age range for the app. The app is a tie-in to the hit PBS Kids program.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wild Kratts Creature Power teaches kids cool facts about bees, raccoons, and elephants in first-player games inspired by the PBS Kids show Wild Kratts. The app's description tags the target player as 6 to 8 years old, but the games are easily mastered and may be more suited to 4- and 5-year-olds. Kids can take their picture using the device's camera and put their own image into a creature power suit, just like the Kratt brothers wear. The photos are saved to the camera roll, but there are no in-app sharing options.
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What’s It About?
WILD KRATTS CREATURE POWER puts kids in the creature power suit of a bee, a raccoon, and an elephant. In the Bee Game, kids become bees and fly through blooming flowers, pollinating matching flowers. In the Raccoon Game, they help a mama raccoon collect the right foods -- berries, nuts, worms, frogs, and fish -- to bring to her babies. In the Elephant Game, they help elephants deal with their habitats by using mud for sunscreen, water for baths, and dust for bug repellant. Kids earn stickers and can put their own picture in a creature power suit as rewards.
Is It Any Good?
Wild Kratts Creature Power makes learning about animals fun by giving kids a hands-on experience. Rather than just telling kids that elephants use mud as sunscreen and dust to repel bugs, kids get to actually put the mud and dust onto the elephants. A short tutorial demonstrates each game before kids play the first time, and it can be replayed if necessary. Putting themselves into a creature power suit is a cool reward that kids unlock after playing a level of each game, but lining their face up in the camera is tricky. The show's target audience is 6 to 8 year olds, but the games won't challenge kids that age for more than a few plays, so this may be better suited to younger Kratts fans.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Go on a hike to observe creatures. Identify foods that omnivores like the raccoon would eat.
Talk about the importance of bees in the ecosystem. Bee stings may hurt, but we need bees so we have food.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Language & Reading: vocabulary, Science: animals, ecosystems and the environment
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, deduction, thinking critically
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: April 4, 2014
- Category: Education
- Topics: Science and Nature, Wild Animals
- Publisher: PBS KIDS
- Version: 2.46
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
- Last updated: July 12, 2020
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