This dinosaur app has lots of information in an encyclopedic form, with lovely images, plus a few basic games (a matching game and a puzzle). Nothing reinforces learning, but your reader can certainly gain new lots of new knowledge. The images are enough to captivate the non-reader. This app’s educational value is much higher for a confident reader. This is a good app for quiet time – sounds are not needed. The games are simple and provide spacial relationship and memory exercises (not knowledge acquisition or practice). Like this app? Check out the other Encyclopedia Britannica Kids apps: Ancient Egypt, Rainforests, Volcanoes and The Solar System.
Skills: reading, science of dinosaurs
Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Grade(s): 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade