Animals — big or small, wild or domestic — are always a fascinating subject for kids. For the very young ones, here’s a cute app about animals they might enjoy: Kapu Planet.
Developed by the team at Kapu, this beautifully illustrated app takes kids around the globe to discover amazing animals. As they play, kids can also learn what each animal looks like, where they live, and what they eat.
You begin the app with a vibrant view of the Earth from outer space. As you spin the planet, you can see which animals are found in each continent. Tapping on the animal’s picture will allow you to interact with it in its unique habitat.
For example, in South America you help an anteater catch ants using its long tongue. In Australia, you guide a mama kangaroo across the pond to round up its joeys. And in China, you drag and drop various shapes onto a turtle’s shell.
There are 8 animals/mini games in all, each suitable for ages 2-4. Simplicity and ease of use are notable traits in Kapu apps, and indeed the games are easy to figure out even without text or audio instructions. There isn’t a time limit either, so kids should feel at ease playing at their own pace.
One thing to note is that your child will benefit more from the app if accompany them as they play. Given the lack of narrative, they might turn to you for more information about each animal. Of course, you can also use the app purely for entertainment, and it does an excellent job at it.
If you’re considering Kapu Planet, you might be pleased to know that it has no third-party advertising and no in-app purchases. It works great without an Internet connection, so it’s ideal for entertaining kids on the go.
App was provided for our honest review.
About Kapu Toys
With digital toys that change the way children play, Kapu Toys is creating clever apps that spark the imagination, inspire families to play together and let kids learn along the way. You should also check out their other apps we’ve reviewed:
Kapu Fishing is a fun fishing game for kids in which they get to learn as they’re having fun. The gameplay is quite intuitive for kids ages 2+ to play on their own. However, if you decide to accompany them as they play, you can use the app as a starting point for your next outdoor activities.