8 Scary Fun Shark Week Apps for the Kids


 

Are your kids as excited about Shark Week as mine are? Our household has become shark central over the last few days. Kids are naturally curious about sharks and the Discovery Channel does such a great job of making the subject accessible and fun.

With that spirit in mind I thought I’d share some fun shark apps and addictive shark games for the kids. Whatever your device, I found some great shark apps the kids would love. We made sure our list included family-friendly shark apps and education shark apps as well as some great story book apps. Enjoy our pick of 8 Shark Week Apps for kids:

Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island – Interactive Book App for Kids

  • Who it’s for: Ages 4+
  • Pricing: iOS $0.99.
  • Available from: iTunes

A fun adventure story that’s a twist on the “choose your own adventure” format. With over 13,000 ways to find the treasure, kids keep reading until they finish the story! Adapted from an award winning children’s book, you hunt for gold by tapping treasure chests that reveal exciting adventure stories or the lost gold treasure. A different read every time!

Discovery Kids Sharks

  • Who it’s for: Ages 6+
  • Pricing: iOS $4.99
  • Available from: iTunes

Discover everything you need to know about sharks with this fun-filled app from Discovery Kids! Following on the heels of Discovery’s Ultimate Sharks App (named an iPad App of the Week by Apple), this sharktastic app is designed especially for kids ages 6+ and is fun for the whole family! A beautiful touchscreen interface turns the iPad into a cool learning tool for children.

Ultimate Sharks Free

  • Who it’s for: Ages 4+
  • Pricing: iOS FREE
  • Available from: iTunes

Ever wondered what it would be like to swim among the ocean’s deadliest sharks? Get ready for Shark Week 2013 with Ultimate Sharks Free! Get in the middle of the action as only Discovery can – intense attack stories, 3D interactive sharks, exclusive HD videos and awesome high-resolution photos, and all for free!

Global Shark Tracker

  • Who it’s for: Ages 4+
  • Pricing: iOS FREE, Android FREE
  • Available from: iTunesGoogle Play

OCEARCH’s Global Shark Tracker lets you observe the navigational pattern of sharks that have been tagged with satellite tracking technology all for the purpose of shark conservation.

OCEARCH facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with basic research on shark life history and migration.

Shark Fingers! 3D Interactive Aquarium FREE

  • Who it’s for: Ages 4+
  • Pricing: iOS FREE, Android FREE
  • Available from: iTunesGoogle Play

Watch as your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch fills with water and vicious, real 3D, sharks begin to swim around your screen! Shark Fingers has REAL 3D SHARKS! They swim in all directions and can be viewed from any angle! They’re really 3D! And they CHASE YOUR FINGERS!

Shark Net – Predators of the Blue Serengeti

  • Who it’s for: Ages 4+
  • Pricing: iOS FREE
  • Available from: iTunes

Shark Net gives you a deep look into research being done by Stanford University scientists and the worldwide collaborative research of GTOPP – the Global Tagging of Pacific Predators project (http://www.gtopp.org).

Shark Net allows you to connect directly with one of the most amazing predators on the planet – white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), which return every year to the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries along the California coastline.

Shark Dash

  • Who it’s for: Ages 4+
  • Pricing: iOS $0.99
  • Available from: iTunes

Discover the new benchmark for physics puzzle games! Shark Dash is a highly addictive game that takes the physics puzzler to fun new heights with a unique cartoonish style starring funny little bath toys!

Sharkee and his merry band of toy sharks were living happily in the bathtub. That is, until a bunch of mischievous ducks came along to ruin their peaceful little world. These cheaply-made rubber duckies are a little loopy from the chemicals they are made of, and now they’re teasing the sharks, playing pranks like they owned the place! But when the ducks kidnap Sally, Sharkee’s girlfriend, that’s when Sharkee and his buds have had enough! Join a wild journey to tricky bathtubs around the world, save Sally and get rid of the dimwitted ducks!

Sparky Shark Funny Animated Interactive Kids Storybook HD 2.1

  • Who it’s for: Ages 4+
  • Pricing: iOS $0.99
  • Available from: iTunes

Sparky is a friendly shark who does not understand why he scares people. Using a water breathing helmet Sparky ventures out of the ocean and onto land in search of friendship and acceptance. Follow Sparky and his penguin pal Dax on their belly-laughing adventure to find Sparky a new ‘look’.

Sparky the Shark isn’t only a storybook for entertainment, it is a tool parents can use to help their children understand social pressures they may feel. The story has an important message regarding self acceptance, self belief and the desire for acceptance.

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