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RecyClaire is one of our featured apps in the At-A-Glance: Environment Apps For Kids post that teaches children the importance of taking care of the planet. This interactive storybook app includes lots of wonderful tips to help care for the planet by saving electricity, water, recycling, and disposing of batteries properly. This app also includes tips on reusing cardboard and plastic containers as well as using alternate forms of transportation to help save the environment.
- Cute illustrations
- Environmental tips
RecyClaire is a cute story for children that teaches little ones about taking care of the planet. With wonderful bright colors and an interactive interface, readers will stay engaged as they learn lots of great information about recycling, reusing, and saving water and electricity. The developers have also included a narration option throughout for early readers and while text highlighting is not included, the app is still very easy to use.
This storybook app is all about how to take better care of the planet by saving water and electricity and a variety of other tips that children can begin using today. Claire is a big advocate for caring for the planet and through her journey readers learn how to properly dispose of batteries, how to reuse cardboard and plastic bottles for fun games, as well as how taking a walk or skating to the park can help cut down on pollution.
One thing that limits this app a bit is the lack of text highlighting. Most digital storybooks offer text highlighting as a way to help early readers follow along and learn new words and since this app does not include that feature, it does limit the educational functioning a bit. With that said this app is a great story with a wonderful message for children.
While there aren’t any additional activities included in this app, each page of the story offers interactive illustrations that children will enjoy. Everything from turning on the shower (to save water) to moving old batteries to their appropriate disposal box is covered in this app along with practice in separating and organizing recyclable materials. Adding an additional game or activity accessible from the main page would make this app a bit more entertaining, however as it is, children will still enjoy the story and the simple interactive features throughout.
Priced at just under two dollars, this app is priced well. The illustrations, story, educational material, narration, and interactive features throughout make this one story children will be able to enjoy over and over again. Parents will be happy to know the price isn’t one that will break the bank!
While RecyClaire is an easy to use app with narration and an easy to use interface, there are some areas of the app that parents will want to be aware of. The main page does offer a link to the developers website and it is not protected. While it is not an ideal thing to have in a kids app, it isn’t in the story itself, however removing it or protecting it would make it much better for children overall. Parents will also want to know that after playing the app a few times there is an advertisement for another app by the same developer that may be shown that is not protected. It doesn’t appear with every play, however it is something to be aware of.
With that said, the rest of the app is easy to use and offers great information for children to learn about taking care of our planet. By protecting or removing some of the external links from the main page or at the end, this app would be far more child friendly.
Join Claire in her journey to keep the planet clean by recycling, reusing, and reducing waste. A great story to teach little ones about taking care of our planet.