Parade my picture dictionary of animals | iPad & iPhone kids app
✔ iPad + iPhone | kids app for ages 2-5 yrs.
A new picture book app with many various animal pictures is being presented by Apple on the App Store at the moment. We have checked this very stylish kids app “PARADE my picture dictionary of animals” out ourselves and we’ll tell you all about it now and what to expect, after your purchase of this kids app.
High quality pictures of animals & galleries
We have counted 118 animals all together, which are all spread around five different galleries:
* On the farm
* running free
* by the water
* feathered friends
* baby animals
Each animal is presented on a white background ,so that it is the center of attention in this app. The user interface and other elements remind us a little bit of iOS 7, certainly one reason why Apple is ogling with this new app release. Nevertheless, we find it kind of disappointing that the animal names aren’t at all verbally spoken.
Drawing workshop & My parade
Each animal picture can be opened in a drawing workshop, where funny decorations can be drawn on the animals. The whole animal can also be traced onto paper if one likes. Quite an effective way to learn to draw animals. This way, another or the sixth gallery is created, which is called “My Parade”.
Do you recognize the animal – guessing game
After kids have selected an animal, the animal picture can be viewed as a full-screen image first. The image can be covered with a shadow mask and animal sounds occur, which will leave kids visually and acoustically guessing as to what animal is hidden behind the grid mask.
Unfortunately not perfect
We’re afraid there are a few things that we don’t like. For one, the navigation is a little bit too complicated in this app. Kids cannot scroll from one animal to the other, but always need to go back to the overview first.
Even the order of the guessing game is somewhat less than perfect and leaves us with a huge question mark. After kids have selected the animal to then be able to see it enlarged, there’s nothing left for them to guess. The following cover-up of the animals can at best let children focus on the animal noises.
Our suggestion for improvement: The guessing game should be integrated as an individual mode, where the animals of an category are disguised beforehand and shouldn’t need to be selected first.
YouTube trailer of the app
PARADE my picture dictionary of animals | kids app rating
We find it hard to decide between a 3 and 4 star rating, as we really like the design of the app. However, the arrangement and navigation between each picture needs to be worked over. We also think that for the price of $ 4.99 we could at least expect an audio response, especially when it says that you can learn all of the animal names in various languages on iTunes.
(+) beautiful animal pictures
(+) very cute animal cubs
(+) realistic animal sounds
(+) interesting drawing functions as an extra
(-) no audio response of the animal names
(-) no easy scrolling through the images
(-) wrong order in the guessing game
(-) could be a little cheaper (at the time of review $ 4.99)
Top best apps for kids rating: 4 stars
Download Parade my picture dictionary of animals
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app developer: e-Toiles editions