Discover Dinosaurs is a great app for kids aged 6 – 10, especially those who love dinosaurs. Part quiz, part puzzle Discover Dinosaurs includes exceptional illustrations and plenty of interesting facts about dinosaurs.
The first part of the app is a quiz where you answer questions about dinosaurs, such as types of dinosaurs, where and when they lived, what they ate, etc. The second part of the app is a puzzle for each dinosaur you answered a question about. Once you complete the puzzle, you find out if you got the answer correct from the quiz. Stars are awarded and levels are unlocked as you master your dinosaur facts.
One of the things that I personally didn’t like, but didn’t seem to bother my son, was that you have to complete the puzzle before you get the answers. This may be intentionally designed to get children engrossed in the app, however I felt that it disconnected the quiz part of the game.
Also, if I am being picky from an ease of use point of view, I found that the dark on dark writing for the questions, hard to read. When you select an answer it gives a green “light” which seems to indicate a correct answer, but it just means that you have selected the answer.
Bottom-line: I think this could be 5 star app with a couple of tweaks, but I think children will still love it anyway.
Discover Dinosaurs is part puzzle and part quiz combined into one app. It’s a great way to learn about dinosaurs while having fun at the same time. The goal is to collect gold stars and dinosaurs which are added to your collection by answering questions and solving image based puzzles. The app is loaded with fun facts and offers increasingly difficult levels of play as you advance.
Discover Dinosaurs is ideal for children 6 to 10 years of age, but that doesn’t mean the older kids and adults won’t be captivated as well. The image based puzzle is not too challenging for younger children, while compelling enough for the older kids as well.
Discover Dinosaurs includes nine levels of play. Each level begins by testing your knowledge about dinosaurs in the form of a short, multiple choice quiz. Once answers are chosen, a puzzle combining dinosaur images from the quiz questions is generated and can be solved by matching individual tiles for each picture one by one. After each dinosaur picture is completed the answer to the question will be revealed and a gold star will be given for each correct answer. Obtaining one gold star will unlock the next level of play where the puzzles will become more challenging.
Discover Dinosaurs is packed with information, and in addition to learning the basics about dinosaurs, such as their names, where they lived, when they lived, and what they ate, you’ll also discover amazing facts about each of the dinosaurs as the puzzles are played. With the success of each correct answer, a dinosaur will be added to your collection so you can view it and read about it at any time. Collect them all and learn about dinosaurs along the way.
The “Dinosaurs” theme incorporates a prehistoric setting in which a child is sure to immerse him or herself into. The application is filled with rich illustrations, animations and audio. Better yet, Dinosaurs is perfect for social learning and collaborative classroom exercises too! The multi-touch operation allows for multiple children to match the puzzles at the same time in a team effort. Whether it’s in the classroom, collaboration between siblings, or parents helping the children along, Discover Dinosaurs offers a learning environment conducive to cooperative learning and play.
Key Features include:
– 9 levels of play
– Multi-touch enabled allowing collaborative play
– Easy to use and tested by children in focus groups
– Reset button in Settings Menu to restore defaults