Baby Plants Fruits: iPhone App Written Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, we see a heck of a lot of applications aimed at children. We aren’t complaining about this, per say, but it does mean we’ve got quite the eye for what is cool and what just isn’t. As such, we’d like to go ahead and announce that Baby Plants Fruits by developer Orbaby is on the cool end of the scale. The app makes it easy for your child to learn both their fruits and a few basic words in Chinese. This is a tremendous advantage in the modern world, and if you’re looking to give your child that extra edge, you can start with our full review below!
Concept and Functionality
The idea behind Baby Plants Fruits is pretty simple: Your child is presented with a growing garden. Depending on what you’ve selected as your kid’s age group (before or after two years) they can then click a plant to interact with it in a unique way. Either they’ll drag and drop fertilizer and water into place, or they’ll hold these elements in place over the plant to watch it grow. No matter what they’re doing, though, the whole growing process will be displayed, allowing them to visualize firsthand how a plant grows—more specifically, the single plant that they’re working on. As they do this, a voice will narrate the process. Likewise, the left side of the screen will supply them with incredibly detailed information about the plant. All in all, it’s a great way to view some cool stats, grow a plant, and also have both the English and Chinese word for the fruit said aloud for memorization. All together, you’ll get spatial reasoning, language learning, and a whole lot of fun!
Graphics and Design
We have to admit, Baby Plants Fruits looks pretty good on the iPhone and iPad, too. The mechanisms that allow your child to interact with the plants works like a charm, though we definitely liked the “hold in place” model more. We do think the language differences could be introduced a little bit more. Pronounced and out-loud vocal for such items as “growth,” “growing,” “water,” etc. would have been nice, just to reinforce the language side of the app. But all in all, it’s a stellar offering with a lot to provide your child.
Best of all, the app costs only a dollar in the App Store! That’s more than enough for what you’ll get in terms of entertainment value. But, with so much learning potential locked away within Baby Plants Fruits, you’ll get every penny’s worth. And as future updates bring along even more content, the app will only steadily improve, providing bigger and better returns for that lonely dollar you spent so long ago. Baby Plants Fruits comes recommended!
Baby Plants Fruits requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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