Review : Rounds: Frankin Frog for iPad
Rounds: Franklin Frog is a life science app for kids, from a frogs perspective. It allows children to involve themselves in each stage of a frog’s life and learn all about the life cycle and more.
The apps lets kids participate and take part in all things frogs do, from eating and hopping, to having baby tadpoles that turn into frogs. There are plenty of facts and information spread throughout the app to make it educational, but its all done in a fun way that my kids found very entertaining.
Kids can either read it themselves or with narration, but also with a word-tracking feature that highlights words as they are being read…perfect for new readers. While the app isn’t hard for kids to figure out, there are hints on each page as what they can do if need be. All kids have to do is look for the blue pulsing circles, and they’ll know just what to do.
Some of the highlights include swiping to teach Franklin to jump and swim, as well as moving him away from things that may eat him, and helping him find the correct foods to eat. Along with helping the eggs hatch and grow, showing the full life cycle, kids experience everything in a frogs life without realizing how educational it really is.
The graphics are just right for young for kids, the sounds and animations are great, and the app really goes the extra mile for introducing science in a fun and education way.
Rounds is a new series of educational apps for kids that deals with life cycles, and Franklin Frog is the first in the series. If this is any indication of what we can expect from future apps, kids are in for a treat…and an educational one at that.
Check it out, it’s a universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.