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Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure is a cute storybook app that is included in our At-A-Glance: Dinosaur Apps for Kids post that features a beloved pup named Millie who finds herself in a great adventure when she travels back in time. This courageous pooch is not only brave, but super cute too! Children of all ages are going to love this adventurous tale not only for the creative story, but also for the fun activities, real pictures, and alternate plot twists to explore. This e-book is creative, fun, and great for dinosaur (and dog) lovers all around.
- In story activities
- Text highlighting
- Alternate plot twists
This app is full of wonderful real-life images of Millie in various situations and scenarios as she moves through her fun adventure which is quite different than many traditional e-books. Most stories include illustrations and images that are cartoon-like while this app includes some great quality photographs and animations/video that children are going to love. The backdrop of the story is very creative with curtains, binoculars, and other fun accessories to help bring the story to life. The audio includes great music with an adventure feel that goes along with the story and helps to keep children engaged as they read.
The developers have also done a nice job including narration, text highlighting, and simple arrows at the bottom of the page to assist children as they read. The simple to use interface doesn’t require a ton of instruction, however there are some areas where gentle verbal instructions are provided. Overall Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure is very well done!
Not rated for education.
Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure is sure to keep children engaged as they follow Millie in her time machine to the time of the dinosaurs. This cute story is not only a great read, but the developers have added some fun bonuses to keep children entertained. In addition to the lively narration and music that is included, there are also three mini-games, a puzzle, a maze, and a function that allows children to determine the plot changes in the story. These added bonuses are fun and fit well into the story.
The only slight downfall to the bonuses is the fact that there is no way to access them on the main page, however that may have been intentional since the developers have also set up a ‘bedtime mode’ that provides for a more relaxing experience with a slightly dimmer screen and hidden activities. With that said, the app is still very entertaining and is a great story for children.
Priced at just under three dollars this app is a great deal. With plot twists, games, a puzzle, a maze, narration, and wonderful real-life pictures included, this app has it all. Parents will certainly see the creativity and thought that has gone into the app as soon as they open it. With so much to do and a great story as well, this app is likely to quickly become a favorite.
The developers have really done a magnificent job keeping this app safe and easy to use. While the user interface is already easy to move through, the developers have added extra arrows and some verbal instructions for some of the activities to help younger children move through the app more easily which is great. The narration and text highlighting also helps to make this story enjoyable for pre-readers as well.
The main page offers a parents section as well as an area for other apps, but both buttons are protected so children aren’t likely to get into those areas. Parents can also rest assured knowing there are no social media links or in app purchases to be concerned about. Overall a very child friendly app!
Join Millie as she ventures back in time for a simple enough task only to find she has gone a bit too far. This dinosaur adventure is creative, fun, and is sure to be a favorite!