At school, my six-year-old have had the experience of learning what baby animals are called in English. Since we’re not native English speakers, we turned to Google and Wikipedia for the list.
Alternatively, you can now use Baby Animals Learning Game!, an app designed to introduce these baby animal names and what their favorite treats are. You can also use the app to help kids practice counting from 1 to 10.
Baby Animals Learning Games!
When you start the app, you will see 15 different animals shown alongside their babies. Tapping on an animal will take you to its habitat where you can meet the animal and its babies.
For example, if you tap on the cow, you will be taken to a field. You’ll meet and learn what the cow’s baby is called — a calf. You will also feed the cow and its calf with grass. As you do this, the app will count from 1 to 10. You can freely mix who gets what and ask for more food if you complete your first round of feeding.
You can tap the names and numbers to hear how to pronounce them. Additionally, you can tap the surrounding objects found for some extra fun.
To switch to another animal, you can swipe left/right or go back to the main menu and select the animal you want to play with. Some of the animal/baby pairs that you will find in this app are sheep/lamb, hen/chick, cat/kitten, dog/puppy, lion/cub, duck/duckling, and pig/piglet.
Parents Need to Know
Baby Animals Learning Games! is currently free on the App Store. You can enjoy all its contents without needing to pay any in-app purchase. It works great without an Internet connection, and contains no third-party ads or links to social networks.
Based on its contents, I think the app would serve kids ages 2+ very well. You can also switch the app’s language from English to any of these languages: Spanish, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, and Portuguese.
Things I Like
Another small, yet fun, feature in this app is the ability to take a selfie with the animals in their habitats. The photo booth allows you to take a photo where you’re posing in the middle of the animal and its babies.
The last, and most obvious thing, that I appreciate is the lessons that my boys and I learn as we’re playing this app. For example, this is the first time I’ve learned that a horse’s baby is called colt, and a deer’s baby is called fawn.
Baby Animals Learning Games! is a fun way to learn about what baby animals are called in seven different languages. The app allows you to meet 15 different animals in their habitats, learn about what their babies are called and what their favorite treats are. I wish the app can be updated to include more animals, more mini games, and more languages — especially Simplified Chinese. Right now, it’s really a bargain to get this app for free. I think it should be a paid app — and it would be money well-spent.
App was suggested to us.