World Book's World of Animals
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that World Book's World of Animals is an educational app kids can use to learn about and explore about 200 animals, both living and extinct. Each animal page contains photos and information including the animal's species, scientific name, weight, length, diet, habitat, predators, conservation status, and more. Kids can compare two animals, browse the animal list, search for a particular animal, or narrow the view by type of animal. The app includes enough information, resources, and fun to be as useful for completing homework assignments as it is for satisfying a thirst for knowledge.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- collecting data
- using and applying technology
Engagement, Approach, Support
Vivid images, colors, and videos, along with a high-interest topic, will engage kids. Cool facts about animals show what fun research and learning can be.
Interactive content goes far beyond traditional encyclopedias. Students can compare animals and see them ranked on various traits, including weight, length, diet, habitat, predators, and conservation status.
Very easy interface begs to be explored.
What's it about?
WORLD BOOK'S WORLD OF ANIMALS is a multimedia encyclopedia that allows kids to learn about and explore almost 200 animals, both living and extinct, through photos, video, and text. Each animal page contains information including the animal's species, scientific name, weight, length, diet, habitat, predators, conservation status, and more. Kids can compare two animals, browse the animal list, search for a particular animal, or narrow the view by type of animal. A multiple-choice quiz tests kids on what they've learned.
Is it any good?
Put together by World Book Encyclopedia, World Book's World of Animals is an easy way for kids to learn about animals. The side-by-side comparison of animals gives a graphic look at how potentially unrelated animals stack up. The quiz may be challenging for the very young, but this app has much to offer kids of all ages. Plenty of facts are included for each animal, and the added photos, videos, and sound give a more complete picture to kids who may be unfamiliar with an animal.
Families can talk about...
Encourage kids to explore World Book's World of Animals just for the sake of soaking in the information.
Help them start their own wildlife journals.
Visit an accredited zoo to observe some animals up-close.