Wombi’s Picture Book of Animals is an app that’s perfectly suited for toddlers. In fact, it reminds me of several animal board books that my Miss J loves to look through. The app has four “scenery pictures” – Farm, Jungle, Woods and Savannah. Each of these pictures showcases a number of cute animals that live in the environment. When you child taps on one they’ll see and hear the animal’s name along with an accompanying sound. One thing to note, there is no animation in this app. More than 30 animals are represented in these scenes and there is also a screen that shows them all side by side. There your child can tap on any of the animals to pull it up on a flashcard with it’s name and sound. A quick swipe on the screen and you can navigate on to the next animal.
For me, the adorable animals were the star of Wombi’s Picture Book. By the way, Wombi is a wombat and you can find him in the woods scene. My twenty-month old favored the “scenery pictures” where she could tap just about anywhere on the screen and be rewarded with a sound. She’ll probably prefer the flashcards when she’s older. Wombi’s lets you choose between ten different languages which is a big plus. The included languages are English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese and Italian. The simplicity of the app will work for toddlers and youngsters who are learning animal names in another language. Just remember – don’t blame me if the app soon has your child asking for a pet cheetah, goat, hippo or bunny because they’re all irresistibly cute.
Wombi’s Picture Book of Animals is a universal app, designed for both the iPhone and the iPad.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.