California Tidepools


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Recommended
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  • California Tidepools
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  • Last modified: June 11, 2015
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Education
    Editor: 80%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 70%
  • Value
    Editor: 100%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

A great educational app that provides fun facts and high quality images for parents and children that are interested in exploring the California Tidepools.

A great educational app that provides fun facts and high quality images for parents and children that are interested in exploring the California Tidepools.

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Overview

California Tidepools is an educational app featured in our At-A-Glance: Outdoor Apps For Kids post that explores various plants and animals that are commonly found in California Tidepools. With colorful pictures, fun facts, and other interesting information, this app may inspire children and parents living or vacationing in California to explore area tidepools to see how many species they can find.

Features include:

  • 17 Groups of plants and animals
  • Colorful photographs
  • Fun facts
  • Tidepool FAQ

Quality

This simple to use app is great for exploring since all of the information is organized in an easy to use manner. The “Explore” button provides access to all 17 groups of plant and animals along with the species that fall into the appropriate categories. Each plant/animal is accompanied by a high quality color photograph and various identifying information along with the scientific name that will help parents and children learn the various species that may be living in the tidepools they are exploring.

Education

California Tidepools includes a great deal of information about each species that users can use to identify what they are looking at as they explore. In addition to the high quality images for each species, there is also the scientific name, a brief description of the species including the size, fun facts, where the species is found, what it eats and what eats that particular species as well as the taxonomy.

In addition to the information about each species, there is an FAQ section that provides further information about tidepools, how to explore them, and safety tips. This information is great for users new to tidepools so they are prepared and safe for their adventure.

Entertainment

California Tidepools is primarily an educational app and there are no game features included, however children will likely enjoy seeing all the interesting algae and other sea creatures.

Value

California Tidepools is absolutely free and for users that live near areas where tidepool exploring is a possibility, this app is great. It provides a fun way for children to learn while getting outside to explore the natural environment around them. Parents are sure to appreciate getting an app full of wonderful information for free in addition to using it with their children.

Child Friendliness

There are no social media links, in app advertisements or purchase links to be concerned with so children can simply enjoy exploring the various species within the app. Parents will also appreciate how easy it is to move through the app and learn about each species. While some of the written information may be more difficult for younger users, with the assistance of a parent or older sibling this app is a great learning opportunity for the entire family.

A great educational app that provides fun facts and high quality images for parents and children that are interested in exploring the California Tidepools.

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Editor rating
Rated 4 stars