Wild Kratts World Adventure is a game and science app by PBS Kids. It based on the hit animated series Wild Krattswhere two brothers, Chris and Martin Kratt, take children on an adventure to discover and learn about animals in the wild. The app is designed for children aged 4-8 years old.
In Wild Kratts World Adventure, children will learn about the woodpecker, the dolphin, and the orangutan. It all begins with a game where children get to become one of the animals. As a woodpecker, they will compete against another woodpecker named Headbanger in pecking for beetles. As a dolphin, they will swim and clean up trash in the ocean while avoiding corals and other sea animals. As an orangutan, they will swing on vines to gather fruit for their family.
The woodpecker game is played by tapping on the screen. The dolphin and orangutan games are played by tilting the screen left and right. If enough points are earned in a game, children are rewarded with either a sticker or a wild fact. Each game has 10 levels with increasing difficulty, but children do not have to play all the levels to earn rewards. As long as enough points are earned, the youngest user can simply play the first level over and over again to unlock all the rewards available. There are 10 stickers and 10 wild facts to collect for each animal.
Children can also take “creature selfies”. That is, they can superimpose their faces onto the animals by taking a photo of themselves. Creature selfie photos will automatically appear in the sticker book pages. Both creature selfies and sticker book pages can be saved in the camera roll.
Another thing that would make this app even better is by including photos, videos, and audio in the wild facts. I would love, for example, to hear an audio of dolphin sounds instead of just reading about it. Having photos, videos, and audio would add so much to the learning experience. It would also be helpful to have definitions for new words introduced such as echolocation, opposable, and Pileated.
A few other minor suggestions I have for improving this app is to add labels on the world map, at least to identify the continents and oceans. This would be very helpful for children just learning their geography. The audio that currently plays to identify the location of the animal habitats gets cut off and needs to be fixed so children can hear them properly. Finally, it would be great if the stickers can be resized or rotated for better, more precise placement.
Wild Kratts World Adventure does a wonderful job sparking interest in the woodpecker, the dolphin, and the orangutan. My children enjoyed it and learned a few new things about each animal.
The games are fun and challenging, even for adults. Although I feel it could use some improvement, it is sure to please any Wild Kratts fan.
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This review was originally published by TheiMums.com on May 2, 2014. The iMums – Amanda, Alison, Mary and Grace – are four mothers from different parts of the world dedicated to educating parents about the best digital stories, educational apps, fun games and technology products available for their children. Founded in August 2011, the four iMums have 11 kids among them ranging in age from 1 to 17 and bring a global perspective to their app reviews.
The original iMum Amanda being from Australia, Alison is in America, Grace is from Singapore and Mary is from the UK but is currently living in America. Guest author Fides and her husband have been married for 16 years. They homeschool their 4 children: two amazing sons and two beautiful daughters. Author Fides and her husband have been married for 16 years. They homeschool their 4 children: two amazing sons and two beautiful daughters. Fides likes to walk and jog outdoors everyday and has as very difficult time resisting a slice of paradise cake.
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Kratt Brothers Company Ltd
15 - 20 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 5 - 8 +
Swing with orangutans, swim with dolphins and tap along with woodpeckers in the ultimate adventure app from the hit PBS KIDS show, WILD KRATTS!
•30 overall levels
•Over 60 stickers and “Wow facts”
•Kids can take their own creature power “selfies”
•An Orangutan creature power game that lets kids tilt their device back and forth to imitate the swing of the Orangutan.
•A Woodpecker creature power game that lets kids imitate the strong beak of the woodpecker by tapping on trees to listen and find beetles.
•A Dolphin creature power suit game that lets kids swim and jump with dolphins as they tilt their device to clean up trash in the ocean.
Children ages 4 to 8 can tilt and tap their way through multi-level games that encourage exploration of habitats around the world. Focusing on science, each game lets kids observe, explore and use creature power suits to complete missions and help the Kratt Brothers. As levels are completed, kids earn creature power “selfies,” habitat stickers and “Wow! Facts” that help further their animal science and natural history learning.
Wild Kratts World Adventure is based on the PBS KIDS series WILD KRATTS, produced by the Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment, and designed to extend the series’ science curriculum.
For more learning adventures with WILD KRATTS, visit pbskids.org/wildkratts. For more apps from PBS KIDS, visit http://to.pbs.org/kidsapps.
About PBS KIDS
Wild Kratts World Adventure is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.