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Animal Name Game app review: providing hours of educational fun for children

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Introduction

Do you need an iPad game that is perfect for preschool kids? Animal Name Game is a good option for you. This application offers a fun environment for small children who are just starting to read. It is a word-to-picture association game which could help develop the reading and cognitive abilities of your child. The app is compatible only with iPad and it requires iOS 5.0 or later.

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Animal Name Game

Free

A Game for All Small Children

Word-to-picture association is one of the most favorite activities of preschool children. This is the reason why teachers always include word association in their kiddie tests. Kids simply enjoy matching words with objects or pictures.

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With Animal Name Game, you can now have your own word to picture association game in your iPad. This game will bring hours of fun and enjoyment for your child. It will teach your kid how to read simple animal names. Additionally, this app will also improve your child’s knowledge about different kinds of animals.

Features of Animal Name Game

Animal Name Game offers 144 pictures and detailed illustrations of different kinds of animals. The app includes animals that can be found in different parts of the world like rainforest birds, primates, and reptiles. Common pets such as dogs and cats are included, too.

In every level of the game, eight different animals are shown on screen. The names of the animals are randomly arranged in the center. Your child will simply have to drag a name to the correct animal illustration. This is an easy game that will teach your child how to identify animals.

To view other animal groups, just slide your finger across the screen to proceed to the next level. You can also use the forward and back buttons at the bottom of screen to view the next set.

The main goal of this game is to match the name of the animal to the correct illustration. After completing a level, a green forward arrow will appear on the center of the screen. Simply tap this arrow to go to the next animal group.

The app groups each level according to habitat, family, or location. For example, birds that can be found in the rainforest are grouped in the same level. There are groups for land mammals, reptiles, and animals that can be found only in Africa.

In case you want to repeat a completed level for review purposes, you can tap the refresh button to bring back the animal group on the screen. The refresh option gives your child another chance to complete the level. 

Animal Name Game

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use and responsive interface
  • 144 beautifully illustrated animals in full color
  • Clear and recognizable texts
  • Easy drag-and-match function
  • Distraction-free and ad-free screen
  • No required in-app purchases
  • Works offline

Cons

  • Adding animal sounds will make the app more enjoyable

Final Thoughts

Animal Name Game is an educational app that will teach children how to recognize different kinds of animals from around the world. It can also be used as a companion tool to improve the reading skills of your child.

 

Animal Name Game

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