The Bottom Line:
Match animals to their corresponding food and surroundings.
- Common animals featured – Learn more about easily recognizable animals (e.g., cow, dog, monkey, mouse, rabbit) by matching each of them to one type of food they eat.
- Visual clues included – Visual clues are given to help users, especially very young children, answer the questions correctly, making the app suitable for early learners.
- Engaging background music and sound effects – The upbeat background music and varied sound effects are wonderful touches that enhance the overall app experience. The sound effects also provide audio clues that can help very young kids make accurate selections.
- Cost – It’s free*!
- Limited overall content – The app has three main sections: What animals eat, Animals habitat, and Random. The first section quizzes you about what five animals usually eat, and the second section quizzes you about what five animals’ usual surroundings are. The third section, on the other hand, contains all of the questions in the first two sections, but the answers here aren’t actually randomized (as the title may lead you to believe), making the section a redundant addition.
- Little information about animals – The app provides very little information about only a few animals and what they eat or what their usual surroundings are, so shelf life is very limited. Moreover, the Animals habitat section is very misleading: despite the title, the section provides no meaningful information about the animals’ habitats.
- No voiceover – The app is clearly created for young children, but there is no voiceover to help little ones, especially pre-readers, understand how to play the game. Ironically, using the text instructions instead of an audio guide isolates pre-readers, who are the perfect users for an app such as this.
- We could not find anything ugly about this app. If you discover something new or something that could be improved with this app, please leave a comment and we will consider adding it to this post.
- Good user interface for very young kids – Children who still can’t execute important gestures, such as swiping, will benefit greatly from the app’s user interface. The large arrows on every screen, for example, may not be appealing for adults, but they are very easy for kids to understand and tap on. In addition, advertisements appear only after the correct answer is selected, so it’s very unlikely that children will accidentally tap on an advertisement while they’re still figuring out the correct answer.
About This App:
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2 – 5 years old
Jose’s Garage Code
This is a simple preschool learning app/game for kids to learn what animals eat and where animals lives. This game will teach kids to associate animals with their habitat and eating behaviors. This lite version contains sponsored advertisements to support the developers on future updates and new apps. Update Description:
- V 1.00
- Implemented stages:
- 5 What animals eat?
- 5 Where animals live?
- V 1.1
- Add sounds
- V 1.2
- Fix sound levels
- Add random option
About this Review
Reviewed on: Apr 13th, 2012
Version Reviewed: 18.104.22.168
WPGirl: 5 year-old girl
All the information in this review is accurate as of Jan Apr 13th, 2012