Bottom Line: This app has stood the test of time, which is no small feat in the app store. As times and trends have changed, this app has held onto the things that made it good when it was released such as simple gameplay with many learning features while adding more worlds and animals. I'm happy to report that this app not only held onto its four star rating, but also bumped it up to four and a half.
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"Find Them All is a well-developed seek-and find animals game for toddlers and preschoolers that includes one scene (farm animals) for free. There is a second scene available for purchase (animals of Africa for $1.99) and one coming soon (animals of Oceania).
Findtheanimals1 In the app, the narrator says the name of an animal and the child has to scroll across the scenery to find it, listening for animal sounds as clues to when they are close. When found and tapped, the animal appears close up in a bobble-head card that got more than a few laughs from Lily.
Once all the animals are found, the child can go back through the scene and take pictures that are saved in an album.
When they've had enough taking pictures, the player can tap on the sun and the game changes to "night is falling" and the child must try to find as many animals as possible before dark. Once night falls, the child has to listen to the animal sounds to try to determine what animal to find in the dark with the use of a light. Only the animals' eyes are visible without the light.
Once that is completed, the ability to turn pictures in the photo album into puzzles by shaking the device is unlocked.
When all 24 animals have been found in a scene, it unlocks the ability to print a photo/puzzle book where the funny animal bobble heads can be cut out and pasted on the animal bodies. When 12 pictures have been taken, the ability to manipulate (delete and move around) the photo book is unlocked and it can also be printed.
There were some complaints in the iTunes comments about the pronunciation being off because it's done by a girl with a French accent. (The app can also be played in French.) C'mon people, expand your child's horizons a little!"
Ron's original post can be found >>HERE<<.
Since its release and Ron's review in 2011, there have been many additions to the app to bring the total number of animals to a whopping 144 from six different continents, children can hear the animal names in eight different languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean) and over 200 audio commentaries. With all of that information added to ease of use, puzzles, searches, listening abilities and even videos of the animals in action. This is a fabulous app for little kids age five and under with a great shelf-life that promises return play for the money. Congratulations on five years, Knbmedia and best wishes for many more years in the app store teaching toddlers.