It’s time to introduce your kids to the world of nature! Unfortunately, we rarely have an opportunity to bring our kids to the country or even to the zoo. So animals go digital to be closer to your kids. This app by Fisher-Price is a project that brings us the great experience of talking to jolly animals on your phone or tablet. Though the developers ...
Animal Sounds for Baby Review : Baa Baa Great App
It’s time to introduce your kids to the world of nature! Unfortunately, we rarely have an opportunity to bring our kids to the country or even to the zoo. So animals go digital to be closer to your kids. This app by Fisher-Price is a project that brings us the great experience of talking to jolly animals on your phone or tablet.
Though the developers recommend you play together with your child and limit the time spent with the app, it will still be a great help with your kids' education.
Though the app is claimed as a teaching one, showing kids how animals look and sound, there’s something more about it. Synthetic like good cartoons, it contains music, gaming elements and studying force.
A jolly voice tells us about any animal that appears on the screen. The kid has to tap the elephant, the bear, the lion, the tiger and other animal or bird to make it speak. The sounds of animals are a bit unnatural, cartoonish, but surely the kids will recognize tiger roaring or horse nickering when they happen to hear it in real life. And yes, kids can play with their new friends by tapping the screen, swiping in any direction or tilting the device. The effects can be unexpected. No, if you are thinking about those PG-13 jokes in My Talking Friends, relax: Fisher-Price keep it all decent. After a level has been passed, you see a little cartoon with dancing animals listed below and listen to a short song involving the characters you lust learned about. The pedagogical meaning of this app is wide and large. It develops exploration and recognition, makes children more curious and active, repetitive and creative. Of course, the app has the best effects with parents or elder siblings involved. Someone has to teach little kids about the animals and the situations they’re in. The only limitation that can matter is the language one. The app is available in English first of all, so it can be recommended only if English is your native language or you’re learning it hard from the childhood.
Just like the kids like, Animal Sounds is impressionistic bright, colorful and cartoony. As positive and attractive as can be, the app can get little kids hooked on it. The developers had their reasons to warn parents about limiting time with the app!
We found nothing to complain about while launching the app on our tablets and phones. The only issue - if we may call it an issue at all - is that Fisher-Price website sometimes wouldn’t load after we tapped the ad.
Cross-platform use 7/10
The app is available for Android and iOS devices. That seems enough to cover most smartphone owners, considering BlackBerry or Windows Phone almost out of the mass market.
Apps for kids are usually full of paid extras. No wonder, it’s hard to resist the kid crying for another level of the game or learning app they like. The more surprising it is to see no paid options in Animal Sounds for Baby. But it’s not an act of charity: the app is ad-supported. The Fisher Price advertises its own toys within the app. Suddenly, even opening the link from the ad is a little challenge. The kid has to enter three digits named in the description. So chances are the website will not be opened accidentally.
The Bottom Line
There is only one reason for advanced parents to ignore Animal Sounds for Baby: if English is completely unfamiliar to you and your kids. But as you’re reading this, then it’s not your case, right? So come on and get this app to have your little user happy as a dancing elephant!Collapse
A great app for your kids in any way.
Pros : Jolly, bright, rich in images and sounds;
Cons : Available in English only.
Cross-platform use 3.5