Monday’s Apps For Kids: Fossil Fun For Everyone
Welcome to Monday’s Apps For Kids, a new Cult of Android feature where we take a look at kid-centric apps. Many of us are parents with kids who seem to know their way around our mobile devices better than we do. With the Google Play Store having over 400,000 apps, it can be quite a daunting task trying to find apps appropriate for our young tech enthusiasts. With Monday’s Apps For Kids, we hope to make that task easier by suggesting an array of topics and apps that have been kid tested and parent approved. So grab whatever crayon is lying around and get ready to write down a few apps worth checking out.
It’s Paleontology playtime in this week’s edition of Monday’s apps for kids and it’s sure to bring joy of Jurassic proportions to your little ones. Whether your kids are obsessed with digging up the yard for fossils or simply enjoy a talking T-Rex, we’ve got five apps that are dinorific.
As always, I’ll only be recommending paid apps in order to keep as many ads as possible away from your children.
It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! (Oceanhouse Media) – Transport yourself to a time when the earth was ruled by the mighty T-Rex in this children’s interactive digital book from Oceanhouse Media. With professional narration, amazing graphics and sound effects, Soundprints and the Smithsonian Institute gives you a glimpse into the life of the T-Rex. This title was reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution and provides fascinating information about the prehistoric world.
To download It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! from the Google play Store, simply follow the link below.
Google Play Store Link | It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! ($2.99)
Dino Digger (TegTap) – Your little archaeologist will enjoy digging up digital bones in this 3D interactive app featuring:
- 12 dinosaur skeletons to dig up
- 12 live dinosaurs
- Many unique animations for each dinosaur and each skeleton
- Realistic dinosaur sounds
- Beautifully rendered HD scenery and dinosaur detail
Your kids will enjoy interacting with each dinosaur and dino skeleton as they tap, swipe, and shake their way to digital dino-digging delight.
Hit up the link below to download Dino Digger from the Google Play Store.
Google Play Store Link | Dino Digger ($.99)
Dinosaur Guide (chasinglemons) – This dinosaur reference guide is a great way for your children to learn all about dinosaurs, dinosaur fossils and theories of extinction. Filled with interesting information, cool wallpapers, and roaring fun, this comprehensive encyclopedia app is more than just an educational tool, it’s fossil fact finding fun.
Follow the link below to download Dinosaur Guide from the Google Play Store.
Google Play Store Link | Dinosaur Guide ($.99)
Jigsaw Puzzle with Dinosaurs (Wombi) – This Jurassic jigsaw puzzle is full of cute illustrations and is the perfect way to introduce your child to a more playful world of dinosaurs. Jigsaw Puzzle with Dinosaurs features:
- Eight different puzzles with cute illustrations of dinosaurs: Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Procompsognathus, Corythosaurus, Spinosaurus and Pterosaur.
- Ability to choose between an easy, intermediate and difficult level.
- A simple and obvious interface makes the app easy for everyone to use.
- Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norweigan, Danish, Portugese and Italian.
To download Jigsaw Puzzle with Dinosaurs simply follow the link below.
Google Play Store | Jigsaw Puzzle with Dinosaurs ($1.49)
Talking Rex the Dinosaur (Outfit7) – Ahhhh, the classic talking T-Rex. Kids love nothing more than a 3D animation that repeats what they say in a funny voice. This app will keep your kids entertained for hours and they’ll have a blast petting him, poking him and feeding him steak. Talking Rex the Dinosaur features:
- Talk to Rex and he will repeat your words with his deep dinosaur voice.
- Touch his tail and he will try to bite you.
- Poke Rex repeatedly and he will get very angry.
- Pet him and he will really enjoy.
- Press buttons to make Rex fight another T. Rex, eat a steak or play fetch.
Talking Rex the Dinosaur will cost you less than a plastic dinosaur and keep your kids entertained longer. Give it a try by following the link below.
Google Play Store | Talking Rex the Dinosaur ($.99)
That does it for our Fossil Fun For Everyone edition of Monday’s Apps For Kids. We hope your kids find these apps fun and educational and fill their curiosity of Cretaceous creatures. Enjoy, and be sure to check back next Monday for more apps for kids.