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Review: Weird but True! - National Geographic
Great app for project work, home schooling and learning in general, 5 stars as I would expect from a great publisher like National Geographic!
View on the App Store: Weird But True - National Geographic Society
Features of Weird but True! - National Geographic:
This is such a great educational app as it contains so many really interesting facts about a whole range of subjects. It is presented in a fun and colourful way to appeal to all ages.
The type of facts range across 5 levels from least unusual to most unusual. The facts they have chosen are excellent and captivate the attention of my little ones aged 6 and up. My little 3 year old however just loves all the features that give the app an overall young child appeal too. Click on the HEART to save that fact to your favourites, an added bonus is the heart goes bounding all around the screen for a short while adding fun for toddlers. Select the QUOTATION BUBBLE button and an animal picture appears saying 'that's weird' for a little more interactivity.
Apparently the facts are updated, this would be awesome. The facts on the main 'meter' appear in a fixed order, this makes searching the end of the list more time consuming. However, using the PLUS button you access the additional ways you can collate and search for the facts: Add them to your favourites, search by subject, search by outrageousness level and search by fan popularity. This app is socially enabled as you can email facts to others too, as well as post straight to Facebook or Twitter.
Ability to read is required. You can share the facts with younger child's by reading them yourself or encouraging the older children to read to their siblings is fun too to enhance empowerment and collaboration.
This app introduces you to the other great apps and magazines available at National Geographic KIDS. Highly recommended as an informative and educate all app for kids, it surpasses and delights people of all ages.
10 out of 10!
It is quite tricky though if you are really wanting to learn some facts with an older child because the younger children just want to push all the 'bells and whistles' buttons all the time. It is good to take the time to use this app with older children on their own so they can really hear the 'weird but true' facts about all types of things ad they have the opportunity to push the fun buttons too! This app may be better played individually.