CNET Editors' review
IKnowMyAnimals Free helps little ones learn the names and sounds of barnyard animals, but its ad-support banner blocks too much of the screen. Kids young enough for this free Android game aren't likely to be able to read the ads, but they will notice when the top of a horse's head is obscured. IKnowMyAnimals Free is appealing without being cloying, and parents will like the fact that IKnowMyAnimals Free doesn't ask for access to anything, except network access for the banner ads.
IKnowMyAnimals Free has a colorful home page that also links to Safari and Water editions. We pressed "Farm" and received a happy, sunlit farmyard scene populated by familiar four-legged friends. Touching an animal calls up a page introducing the animal by name ("Hi! I'm Penny the Pig") with brief facts that your child can activate with a touch ("baby pigs are called piglets"). Even the clouds make sounds when you touch them! A Quiz helps reinforce the lesson by reviewing what your child learned. Correct answers are cheered, but incorrect answers yield a "wa-waah" sound and make the phone vibrate.
IKnowMyAnimals Free is cute and nicely done, and we understand nothing's really free, but it's hard to imagine a more intrusive banner ad. The app can still be used, but would benefit from a better spot for the ads.
From Itchy Fingerz:
I Know My Animals is an interactive educational application that teaches your children to recognize animals and their sounds. Once your children are accustomed to the sounds, you can test their learning through a fun quiz and cheer them on for every correct answer. The first version comes with a set of 8 farm animals in an interactive farm setting waiting for your children to tap and explore the world of learning. To help your children learn about more animals, the worlds of 'Safari' and 'Water' are coming soon. So tap, explore and educate your children because it's time to know your animals.
Features: 1. A super easy interface designed especially for kids under 4 years; 2. High quality visuals and sounds to keep your children engaged; 3. An interactive quiz to test your kids learning; 4. Flash cards displaying image and information about the animals; 5. Human voice for Animal Names; 6. Real sound of the animal; 7. On touch listen to sounds again; 8. Optimized for both phones and tablets; 9. Social Media integration; 10. Background Music: Plays interactive farm sound when app is running.
Benefits: 1. Listening and communication; 2. Curiosity and discovery; 3. Thinking and problem solving; 4. General knowledge; 5. Learning through interactivity; 6. Social development of your kid. Hence, learning animals and their sounds could never have been more fun for your kids. So let your kids immerse into this experience where they can relate animals to their sounds in the most interesting of ways. We love to hear what you think about our app and tell us whether we have made a difference to your child's learning. Please rate our app and give your comments about it.
What's new in this version:
- Safari preview scene with music
- Enhanced interactivity with the windmill and clouds
- Bug fixing and performance optimization
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