Animal-Lover Apps

As soon as kids can talk, we start to teach them the sounds animals make. For lots of kids, all kinds of animals can become a favorite topic. From big cats ro tiny bugs, kids want to learn about things that slither, climb, and swim. These apps let little kids learn the basics about different animals. As kids grow, they can discover habitats and food sources. And, once they know a bit of biology, kids can dig into species and social behaviors. If kids can't get enough info about their animal friends, take a look at these books and documenteries, too!

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Animal Book

age 3+

Cute way to learn creature names and sounds, but ads annoy.

Devices: Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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Animal World - Animal Sounds For Kids

age 3+

Exploratory romp is a fun but too tame intro to animals.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2017)
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Piiig Forest Explorer: Natural Science for Kids

age 3+

Virtual forest is lovely but limited.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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Pinkfong Who Am I?

age 3+

YouTube channel-inspired app limited without $10.99 buy.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Splash and Bubbles

age 3+

Cute underwater journey a bit shallow, needs more supports.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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What's in the Oceans?

age 3+

Dive into fun ocean exploration and subtle lessons.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2019)
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Animal Antics (for Families)

age 4+

Fun storytelling encourages kid, caregiver co-play.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Little Kitten - My Favorite Cat

age 4+

Fun, friendly, feline frolic with parent limits.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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MarcoPolo Arctic

age 4+

Learn science and vocabulary with sweet arctic animals.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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Toca Life: Stable

age 4+

Free-play platform lets kids tell stories and horse around.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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Pango Build Safari

age 5+

DIY safari landscapes come to life in scene-building app.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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My Town: Pets

age 6+

Imaginative pet adoption sim lacks diversity and clarity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Creature Garden by Tinybop

age 6+

Create cool, fantastical animals and test their abilities.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Virry. Feed the Lion, bathe the Rhino

age 6+

Live webcams and quizzes help kids learn about wildlife.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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Coral Reef by Tinybop

age 7+

See and hear the wonders of reef life, no snorkel required.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Mammals by Tinybop

age 7+

Discover the amazing biology of animals from the inside out.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue

age 7+

Get animals ready for adoption in fun sim, but set limits.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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Audubon Birds - A Field Guide to North American Birds

age 8+

Invaluable reference tool for North American bird-watchers.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2010)
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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab

age 8+

Bird lovers will sing over info-packed field guide.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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WWF Together

age 8+

Endearing, interactive lessons about endangered animals.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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