The Kratt Brothers are back! And they’re taking kids on a fun-filled, educational safari in their new app, Wild Kratts Baby Buddies. This time, kids will learn to take care of animals in the African savannah.
The app includes 5 baby animals in all: an elephant, a cheetah, a zebra, an aardvark, and a crocodile. Kids can choose the animal they want to play with from the main screen. As a nice touch, they will see the Kratt Brothers activate their Creature Power suits before they are transported to the animal’s home.
There are several tasks kids can complete as the animal’s caretaker, including feeding them, petting them, and giving them a bath. Kids can also have fun with the animal’s creature power — Maze the baby Zebra, for example, can play ball. The Wild Kratts team will also be there to provide some facts (“Baby crocs can swim from the moment they’re born!”) and tips about each animal.
Like real animals, the creatures in the app can be unpredictable; sometimes they might be hungry, other times they might want to play. Similarly, kids might discover some new trivia on each visit. This element of randomness helps keep the app interesting and prolongs its shelf life.
Overall, we think Wild Kratts Baby Buddies is a fun app for fans of the series and kids ages 3+ who can’t get enough of animals. It has nice graphics and fun animations, plus it is easy to use. It’s also fully narrated, so even non-readers can join in on the fun.
For the best experience, it is advised that the app be installed on iPad mini 2+, iPad 3+, and iPhone 5+. In terms of security, the app has no in-app purchases and no third-party advertising. External links to other PBS apps are present but secured by a parental lock. Internet access is not required to play the game.
App was provided for our honest review.