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Care for Our World

Care for Our World

Fall 2017 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
Developer: Sunbreak Games
Download Price: $2.99

Part of educating our children is teaching them to be responsible stewards of the world they are inheriting. But, figuring out how to do that in an accessible and engaging way can be extremely challenging. Care for Our World, an interactive storybook by Sunbreak Games, is designed to broach these topics with children aged three through eight years. It does so in a light, rhyming story that bounces along with the help of fun alliteration such as "slippery slugs" and "crawling crabs," colorful illustrations, and subtle interactive features and sound effects. Although the main point of the story is to teach children to care about all the animals and their habitats, it also teaches a diverse range of animals that they might not yet have been introduced to such as sloths, hyenas, wallabies, and wombats.

In addition to the story itself, the app features an Animal Encyclopedia with fun facts about animals and their habitats, the sounds they make, and attractive photos. There are also coloring pages pulled from the story itself and a create-your-own scene activity in which children pick a scene and fill it with their favorite critters. This app is full of great information for kids, but more importantly, it strives to make children care about the world's animals. And, if they care, the hope is that that they will take care as well.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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Sunbreak Games
Available on iTunes

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