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Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions

Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions

Spring 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 4 - 7 yrs.
Download Price: $4.99
Platform: iPad

From the opening screen where Ricky asks, "What do you want to do today?" players choose from a variety of learning opportunities within the Play, Explore, Create sections.

Follow the lion tracks to learn about different cats. Four facts about each cat put things in real world perspective:

A tiger is bigger than a lion. A tiger weighs as much as 12 first graders. A leopard's tail is as long as its body, and that's like growing your hair down to the floor. A cat spends about three hours every day grooming. Imagine brushing your teeth for three hours every day.

Keep going through the park, signs and the guides are always available. Photos of lions are hidden throughout. Videos are just another tap away. Ready for a jigsaw puzzle? Choose from 9, 16 or 25 pieces (oh my!). What's Wrong with this Picture and Match the Animal Sounds add layers to the learning. In Hide and Seek, players can tilt the iPad to explore beyond the screen at hand to help the lioness find her cubs.

Ranger Rick's app provides excellent learning materials, and it is smartly designed and fun to use.

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Look for this product at:
National Wildlife Federation
Available on iTunes

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