Keeping kids busy is not easy task; especially when they are young, inquisitive and active. If you are looking for an app that not only keeps your little ones engaged, but also helps them learn a little about animals, what sounds they make, some basic information about them, and some recognition skills.
The app I’m talking about is Wild Animal Noises by Mevo. It’s an app that teaches kids about different wild animals, what they look like, their name and how it’s spelled, and more. It also offers games for kids to play that allow them to connect the words to the animal and also teaches spelling.
To add to that, the animals also talk, so the kids feel like they are communicating with them, which really captures and keeps their interest. The overall look and feel of the app is cartoonish, which is exactly what you need for the preschool scene
The app is sectioned by types of wild kingdoms. For example, there’s the Artic, where you’ll find a penguin, a walrus, a polar bear, a snowy owl and more. There are nine animals in all, and when you tap on one, the screen opens to that animal, you hear what that animal sounds like and you see its word appear, one letter at a time. This provides multi layered learning to kids.
The other kingdoms you’ll find right now in the app are Wilderness, Desert, Farm, Jungle and Ocean. Then, there’s an area of the app called Sounds, where you can hear the sound each animal makes. All you do is tap once on the animal icon of choice. This page is ok. I can see really little tots enjoying the sounds made by each animal, but nothing else happens on the page, so it could get dull after some time.
Finally, there’s an area of games. Match that Animal has kids look at a picture of an animal and then tap on the word that represents the name of that animal. Score points to see how well you did. There’s also Wild Tic-Tac-Toe where you can play single or 2-player. In either case, you pick an animal and that becomes your marker. A more challenging game for the little ones is Spell that Animal. Here, kids tap on each letter that spells the name of the animal shown. It starts off super easy, almost listing the actual name in an obvious way, and continues to build up challenge by mixing up the letters based on how the child performs.
The app is laid out well and is very easy to navigate, not that kids need anything easy when it comes to apps. But for the younger toddlers, it is intuitive and will keep the kids coming back for more activities, games and will help them with letters. There are multiple layers of learning opportunities packaged within the app, making it something you can use for very young ones, and will grow as they do.