If you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, you’d have experienced the four seasons. But if you’re living in a tropical country, you’d mostly have rainy and dry seasons. Yet, there are plenty of educational materials for kids in tropical countries to learn about the four seasons. One of them is a relatively new storybook app called It’s Spring Again.
It’s Spring Again
The story starts with clouds that cover the sun. When you drag the clouds away, you can see the sun shining. It’s spring time, and the sun helps the flowers grow on the ground and bloom on the trees. And as soon as the flowers start to fall, it’s summer time.
It’s all started with the rain clouds. Then, the sun and the rainbow come out after the rain. Fruits start to grow on the trees, and beautiful flowers start growing on the ground. When the ripe fruits start falling off the trees, a storm cloud forms — preparing for fall.
Next, the storybook will guide you through the fall and winter seasons. You will experience both falling leaves and snow. The next thing you know, it’s spring again.
Parents Need to Know
It’s Spring Again is suitable for kids ages 3+. It’s available both in English and Russian. The app has two ON/OFF toggle settings: one for Narrator, and the other for Help. I’d suggest you turn on the Narrator as the story has no accompanying text. If you turn on the Help option, you’ll see a small hand cursor showing you where to tap next.
It’s Spring Again works great without an Internet connection. It doesn’t have any third-party ads, in-app purchases, or links to social networks.
Things I Like
The storyline in It’s Spring Again doesn’t automatically advance by itself. As the reader, you need to interact with the important parts of the story to move it forward. If you turn on the Hints, you can see a small hand cursor that will show you what the next step is. This step-by-step approach highlights which parts of each season is important for kids to remember.
As you move forward from spring and summer to fall and winter, you will certainly reach the end of winter. When you do, the title will show up again. This makes you want to start over and over again to truly understand what happens on each season.
It’s Spring Again is a relatively short storybook that tries to teach the cycle of the four seasons: from spring and summer to fall and winter. By forcing kids to tap and interact with the important parts of the story, the app enables kids to learn about all the four seasons and how they transition from one to another.
App was provided for our honest review.