Kids Planet Discovery, a colorful and engaging new app, has something for every child, whether they’re fascinated with puzzles, animals, dolls or music. With the whole world as its focus, there is a lot of interesting material to cover. Fun Educational Apps gives Kids Planet Discovery a Top Pick for the way it honors world cultures.
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Kids Planet Discovery is an educational app created by Planet Factory and available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The developers have created nine different modules, which they have translated into eight different languages. The basic app is free to try out, with the possibility of making in app purchases (IAP) to complete all nine modules.
In Kids Planet Discovery, a group of aliens have been sent to Earth to gather information. Rob, the alien in charge, is an intrepid and fearless little explorer. He and his friends, Chomp, Toot, Earl and Sofy, travel around collecting facts and gaining information about the wonderful and marvelous planet Earth.
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This app is brimming with activities for the preschool child. Its opening screen is clearly arranged to highlight the different sections, and there is ample description of the app’s contents. Each module is identified by name and can be accessed by touching its icon. The free content is clearly marked. I especially enjoyed the section labeled Cultures Videos that was available with the free version. Included in this module are 10 video clips of fascinating cultural celebrations. Be sure to check out the Shadow Theater from China. You will be astounded! Using Kids Planet Discovery, your child has the ability to see the entire globe, and he can to choose which part of the world to explore next.
For the parent who is dedicated to raising multi-lingual and/or multi-cultural children, Kids Planet Discovery is designed perfectly for you. It shows a wide range of ethnic and cultural diversity. Illustrations depict objects unique to each region and will stimulate much discussion and further study with your child. This is an app that puts the world in your child’s hands and guides him toward finding out about all the wonders that exist both here and around the world. For these reasons, we award it a Top Pick.
Kids Planet Discovery - games and videos to travel and learn about the world's geography, nature and cultures is free to download via the iTunes App Store - Additional Modules available via IN-APP-PURCHASE - Universal App
Julie P. - I am a speech/language pathologist (SLP) currently working in a school setting, serving children with special needs ages 6-14. My iPad has become my favorite therapy tool. I am passionate about my work and my students, and I am happy to see apps being developed that celebrate cultural diversity.
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