Funtastic Animal Facts Flashcards
By Think Design Studio LLP
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Funtastic Animal Flashcards is one of the best kids apps to build your child's vocabulary and general knowledge. It brings you more than 140 animal flashcards with fun, illustrated text. The name of each animal is illustrated using specific characteristics of the animal to help children recognize the word. This app can be used to expand children’s vocabulary or to teach them animal-themed sight words. It can be used in different ways for children from several age groups, from toddlerhood, right through preschool and even up to early elementary school age.
Funtastic Animal Flashcards takes you on a photographic journey through seven categories of animals. It includes photos of commonly known animals as well as photos of some exotic animals in every category. The high quality photos are preceded by separate word cards, embellished with clever illustrations in an easily identifiable large print. Each word card is accompanied by a professional voice recording to help children learn the name of each animal with the correct pronunciation.
The app makes use of colorful visual as well as audio stimulation to help children remember the names of individual animals better. The illustrated word cards help children learn through association. Children enjoy spotting the identifying characteristics on the word cards.
This app can be used in a variety of settings:
•Parents can look at the app with their children and use the words and pictures to discuss the different animals and in so doing pique their interest in nature.
•Teachers can use the app in their classrooms as they present animal-based themes like ‘At the Zoo’. They can discuss animals from different groups and help their students to expand their vocabulary using the animal flashcards.
•The app can be used in the classroom or at home to reinforce sight word vocabulary in children who already have some reading skills.
1.Fun word cards decorated with animal characteristics and presented in a large print to facilitate learning sight vocabulary in young readers.
2.Adjustable voice recording.
3.Flash cards automatically or flip them manually.
4.Flashing speed can be adjusted in automatic mode.
5.Card sequence can be randomized.
What's New in Version 4.0
Added three facts to each animal and that makes 420 facts!!
Good info, but...
Unfortunately, I don't think this was made with young toddlers in mind. For example, a fact about the camel is that they are "slaughtered for their meat". And rather than teaching the term "snake" or "lizard", there is instead an example of a "ball python" and a "Meller's chameleon". The UI isn't the most responsive, and there aren't many settings that can be changed. Though full of information, in my opinion this app is not conducive to a young child's learning.
My three kids love this. Remember to tap on the fact to go to the next fact. Took me a while to figure this.
I use apps for a variety of clients, including reading with school students and reading and naming with stroke patients. I like the new information bar; but wish I could turn it on or off.
KJ, CCC- SLP
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 25, 2013
- Version: 4.0
- Size: 63.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Think Design Studio LLP
- © 2013 Think Design Studio LLP
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.