Thursday, November 15, 2012

Apps for Kids -- Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day (Review)

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(This application is compatible with iPodTouchThirdGen, iPodTouchourthGen, iPad23G, iPhone4, iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi, iPad3G, iPad2Wifi  devices.)

"Dive into learning with Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day! This educational app brings to life a silly, swim-sational school day with the Bubble Guppies, allowing kids to join Molly, Gil, Mr. Grouper and all their fish-tailed friends!

Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day teaches kids all about animals and allows them to take part in a fin-tastic day of play at school! Through a series of interactive games, kids will learn about animal diet, animal habitats and animal attributes- what penguins like to eat, where baby giraffes live, and what zebras and clownfish have in common (stripes!). As kids follow any of the ten featured animals and complete an Animal School Day, they earn a Gold Star - a Gold Starfish, that is – which rewards them and encourages them to earn more! And along the way, kids will laugh along with the Bubble Guppies’ animal-themed jokes such as: What kind of dog has the cleanest hair? A sham-poodle!
In addition to playing through an entire Animal School Day, kids can choose to play one of the four rich and replayable educational games on their own.

• Circle Time: A game about animals attributes
• Field Trip: A game about animal habitats
• Treat Shop: A game about what animals eat
• Lunch Time: A game about what we eat

After every game, kids earn a reward sticker or a toy for the Bubble Guppies’ favorite animal – Bubble Puppy! They can then visit and decorate Bubble Puppy’s Doghouse to see and interact with the rewards.

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Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day is also loaded with features that make this app a must-have in the Education category:

• Learn the names and attributes of 40 different animals
• Earn stickers and toys to decorate Bubble Puppy’s Doghouse
• Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education expert
• Game instructions delivered by the voices of the Bubble Guppies and Mr. Grouper
• Player profiles that allow up to four children to play and save their progress on the same device
• Kid-tested age-appropriate learning games

So put on your water-wings, and jump in for learning and laughs with Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day!"

My Thoughts:

Do you have a Bubble Guppies fan in your house? Savannah goes crazy for this hit animated series on Nickelodeon, and has to tune in daily to get her fix. :-)  This is one show I can see that she is not only being entertained, but she is learning in the process.  Since she began watching a few months back, she can point out shapes, colors and do simple math -- all at only 2 1/2 years of age.  I couldn't believe how much she was learning just by watching this show about swimming guppies.  

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Have you seen this show?  What do you think about it?  Has your child's basic skills like math improved as a result?  Even if you are not familiar with this show, you should give the new Bubble Guppies: Animals School Day app a try?  We have only been using it for a day now, but Savannah took to it instantly.  She especially loved hearing some of her favorite Bubble Guppies characters voices during game play.  And, being a fan of stickers (you should our wall, or her sticker shine as we call it), she got excited when she would earn stickers to decorate Bubble Puppy's Doghouse.

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Older children will love learning about the 40 different animals, including their names, diets, habitats and other attributes, which is the premise of the game/app.  While, younger players, like my daughter Savannah, will be in awe of the amazing graphics, and ability to navigate freely through the games.  Savannah's favorite game was "Treat Shop," where she learned what animals eat.  Even though I helped her with the game, she had a blast pointing to the different animals.  And, listen for the corny jokes.  I found myself chuckling at a few of them.  Overall, this is one of the best apps I have seen recently, and know it will continue to be a favorite of Savannah's for some time.  And, at only $6.99, it will keep young children entertained this upcoming holiday season on those long car rides, or while you are preparing the holiday meal.  :-)

Disclosure: I was sent a promo code to download this app from the vendor for the iPad.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. Really cute and they look like fun!

    - Stephanie J

  2. My kids and I love Bubble Guppies, what time is it, "Lunch time", lol. I love that they have a app for this, we will be taking advantage of this!
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