I was given the chance to have a look at a new App for the little one called Dino Tales. I have recently given her my old iPad because hers was an original and there are now a load of apps that just don’t work on it.
I’m gonna stick the press release and the blurb at the bottom of this post. I was given a code to try it for free but I would definitely pay for it. It’s got loads of immersive gameplay and you have the reassurance of knowing it’s educational too.
You get a chance at the start to set the reading age. We set it at 8 for the little one because she’s pretty good and it’s just on the edge of what she can manage. Challenging enough but not impossible.
You get to have your own dinosaur pets. As you achieve stuff you collect more pets of different types. It gives something to work towards
You have the wheels where you can turn them and ask questions. The dinosaur answers in a fairly robotic voice because it uses the words to make any combination. But the little one loves the answers and the choice of questions. She asks it if it can pick it’s nose and giggles at the answer. It also often says things like “Good question” and that makes her feel really good which is nice.
I would definitely recommend buying this app. She has been playing it for well over a week and keeps going back to it. She even plays it instead of watching Netflix and that’s saying something!
The press release blurb
Dino Tales is now available on the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for $3.99 / £2.99: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id923963949
The trailer video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ux0rDcNd_o
Key Features of Dino Tales:
- aimed at kids 4-11
- 6 dinos to hatch
- a 3D island to explore (fossils, plants,
- help children to expand their vocabulary and improve their story-telling
- plenty of minigames to play (rock bowling, lava slides, river boat, scary caves..)
- customise your dinos with the berry blaster
- create a Storybook of their adventure, to share with their parents
- Parent Corner to set kids reading age
- talking dino guide (Darwin) answering any question from kids
You can find my other iPad app reviews here
You’d be mad if you didn’t buy this app
Really good and worth buying
Ok app, may have short term interest