“You can find joy everywhere if you only look close enough” is the quote that opens NAMOO – Wonders of Plant Life. Developers of the app have worked hard to make that quote a reality for kids. This beautiful app combines calming background music with detailed illustrations and informative texts to help kids learn all about plant life. Kids will explore different aspects of plant life, from the composition of plant cells to the types of roots plants have. Throughout the app, kids will discover interactive diagrams, animated illustrations, and other engaging contnet designed to help them understand the content. At the end of the day, developers have created a quality app that can enhance science instruction and help kids enjoy learning about plant life.
Wealth of science content
Animated and interactive illustrations
Soothing background music
When kids first open the app, they’re greeted with soothing background music and a quote. From there, they’re taken to the main screen which features a tree surrounded by four different icons: a leaf, a flower, a stump, and tree roots. Each icon takes kids to a different section of the app so they can learn about a different aspect of plant life. The app is further broken up within each section, making it easy for kids to make their way logically through the content. All of the content in the app loads well and works properly. Kids will find it easy to interact with the interactive illustrations that help them understand different parts of a plant and processes related to plant life.
Teachers and parents will find that this app works well as an alternative to a traditional textbook. Kids can learn about different aspects of plant life, from the makeup of a plant cell to the process of pollination. The app is divided into four distinct sections that are divided into smaller sections. Each section contains text and animated or interactive illustrations to help enhance the text. Kids do have do a lot of reading in the app, but the text is written in fairly kid-friendly language and supported by plenty of visual details to help improve comprehension. The app could benefit from pronouncing a few of the more difficult words for kids, but teachers and parents can help with that too.
Developers have attempted to take science content that can sometimes be presented dryly and spruce it up without the content getting lost in the process. Through the use of interactive models and animated illustrations, kids will enjoy learning about the different parts of plants and related processes, such as pollination. For example, kids can tap on different parts of a plant cell to read information descriptions. They can also release pollen into the air and help pollinate a flower.
This app functions like an interactive textbook and is full of information about plants and key processes. It comes with a lot of educational value, particularly for teachers looking to enhance their curriculum and move away from traditional textbooks.
On the main screen, kids will find a small exclamation point which leads to a protected parent area. Adults are prompted to enter their birth year to access the area. Inside, they’ll find links to rate the app and contact developers, as well as information about the app. The rest of the app is completely child-friendly and easy for kids to navigate.