The Wunderglasses


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended
$$2.99

  • The Wunderglasses
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  • Last modified: July 19, 2017
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 90%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

Put on the Wunderglasses and watch the city come to life in The Wunderglasses, a truly imaginative app.

App Info

Price: $2.99
AppStore User Rating: Download on the App Store

Overview

Have you ever looked a the world and imagined what it would be like if it were not so boring? Max has. His head is full of pictures of a more exciting world, but those ideas stayed in his head until he found the Wunderglasses. The Wunderglasses allow Max experience the world around in a much more interesting and colorful way. In this animated story, kids can put on the Wunderglasses and explore along with Max. They’ll discover dancing statues, sunbathing fish, and a whole host of other oddities along the way.

Features include:

  • Read to Me option
  • Read to Myself option
  • Animated illustrations
  • Two languages: English and German
  • Highly creative story

Quality

On the main screen, kids are given the option to start the story or enter the city. They can also select to interact with the app in English or German. When kids start the story, they’re introduced to Max. The story is narrated by a soft, but entertaining narrator. However, kids can opt to turn off the narration. Arrows allow kids to navigate from page to page. When the Wunderglasses are introduced, a finger shows kids how to pull them down from the top of the screen. Whenver the Wunderglasses appear, kids can pull them down to see the scene change like magic.

Education

This app focuses on two areas of education: reading and creative thinking. The text appears clearly on each page and is organized well, but could be improved with a bit of text highlighting. Education-wise, it is the content of the story that really shines. Max’s use of the Wunderglasses encourages kids to see the world through different eyes. They’re shown that it’s okay to imagine a different world and reminded always take a second glance at what’s going on around them because things are not always as they appear to be. For kids, learning can sometimes be rigid and focused, but this app encourages them to loosen up a bit and use their imaginations.

Entertainment

At first, the story may seem a tad bit boring to kids. It takes some time for Max to be introduced to the Wunderglasses. It also gets a bit boring at the end when the Wunderglasses are taken away. In between, however, the story is a lot of fun for kids. They’ll enjoy pulling on the Wunderglasses and seeing all of the crazy things that only Max can see. These include aliens playing saxophones, monsters hiding in the clothes basket, and giant heads popping out of the hoods of cars.

Value

The Wunderglasses is priced comparably to other animated ebooks of a similar quality. It offers a lengthy text and plenty of interactive animations for kids to enjoy. The creativity and imagination present in the story make it a great choice for kids.

Child Friendliness

The app is free from social media, more apps, and other content designed to distract kids from the stories. The story told in the app is also very child-friendly. A few illustrations, namely the topless sunbathers laying on towels on the beach, may be a bit controversial, but they are small and kids may overlook them.

  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • NO in-app purchase

Put on the Wunderglasses and watch the city come to life in The Wunderglasses, a truly imaginative app.

$$2.99
Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars