Wander Our World App Review Heather April 15, 2014 $0-$1, Education, Elementary, iPad, Price, Reviews 4 Comments Children have the opportunity to explore the world’s continents and countries with the educational app, Wander Our World. The geography app lays out a world map and as children tap on the different continents they’ll hearing them identified by a child’s voice and see the name appear on screen. They can then zoom in to take a closer look at the countries which make up each continent.When children tap on the individual countries they will hear them identified by the child’s voice and see the country labeled on the screen. An extra tap cues up festive music that relates to the region, and the country’s flag and several pictures associated with the country appear. These could be landmarks, unique architecture, works of art or perhaps an animal that lives in that area. The pictures are identified with a caption. «» I enjoyed taking some time with Wander Our World to explore the maps. I like how the app begins with the large world map and then allows children to zoom in for more details on the individual countries. I hope that in a future update the developers add a “read aloud” option to the picture captions. As of right now children have to read (or have an adult read) the captions for the included pictures. It would be nice to have just that extra bit of audio to expand the age range of those who can use the app independently. I also think it would benefit independent readers to be able to hear the correct pronunciation of those words and names. It would also be nice to see extra details like capitals, population and perhaps an interesting fact or two about each country included. The included photographs and music provide a lively touch and I enjoyed learning new things and sharing new parts of the world with my children. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes. Related content: Whole Wide World 2 Review Jazzy World Tour Review World of Liberty “Chicago’s Green River Leads to the Emerald Isle” Science 4 Kids – Volume 1 Review Toontastic: All Access Review Update 4 Responses Andrea April 18, 2014 I have 2 kids (5&8) and they both LOVE this!! It’s very creative & fun! Reply Irene May 22, 2014 Thank you for posting your comment, Andrea! I am so happy to hear that the girls love this app. Reply Fred May 13, 2014 My 5 and 7 year olds enjoy this app. The nice thing is that it is very intuitive. The kids require very little instruction navigating this app. Reply Irene May 22, 2014 It was developed with little kids in mind and they tested it along the way! Thanks for being a fan! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.