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Cute Baby Animals - Puppies, Kittens, Bunnies, and Cubs

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Cute Baby Animals is a beautifully designed app with 40 high-resolution pages of the most adorable baby animals. The app presents both domestic and rare wild animals and also features an interesting fact on each of the animals. Cute Baby Animals also has a puzzle mode where children can test and enhance their visualisation skills and eye-to-hand coordination. It’s a lovely way of teaching animals to young children and we think it’s worth making the in-app purchase to access all the animals. The app receives a 5 star EAS Certification.

Teacher Review

Cute Baby Animals by Polygon Play is an educational app that helps toddlers and small kids to learn about animals. The app is contains 40 pages of the cutest puppies, kittens, bunnies and cubs ranging from a Jack Russell Terrier to a Sumatran Tiger.

What parents need to know is that the app has a Parental Gate so that children cannot make any in-app purchases or follow any link.  So children can be left unattended but they will need a little guidance with certain features. The free version of the App includes only 8 animals and you will have to make a single $2 in-app purchase to get access to all the animals.

The main screen opens with an adorable blue-eyed black lemur as a background and you will see the big ‘Play’ button, a control function for the music/sound on the top right corner and on the bottom left corner the ‘More Games’ button which is protected by a multiplication operation. This will allow parents to visit the Polygon Play website where they can find information on other apps.

We were impressed with the high-definition graphics and the quality of the photos. The app has a full retina support for all devices and we have to say that it looks stunning on the iPad. The background music is really comforting and the female voice over is smooth and clear. Pressing ‘Play’ will open with the navigation screen where you will see one animal – in our case the first one was a Maltese puppy but every time you open it a new animal will appear first. On the screen you will see a set of information in the top left corner: the name of the animal, the age and an interesting fact about it. You cannot zoom in, but if you click on the animal the voice over will say the name of the animal – reading out the interesting facts would have been a good add-on for pre-readers.

You can scroll left to right through all the animals and if you want to see them all on the screen press on the first hexagon on the right. Pressing on the second hexagon gives children the possibility of browsing the animals as puzzles. The puzzle game mode adds hexagonal shapes that tessellate on top of the animal images and children can drag the shapes into the right place. We believe that the correction, whether a puzzle piece is placed in the correct or wrong place, should be more emphasized in order to help children understand they’ve got it wrong or right.  All this is very subtly done at the moment by making the images lock in place if correct and with the use of a short audio sound. The images can be moved all around the screen and are not being taken back to the pile. One glitch that we noticed is that when you place parts of the puzzle pieces at the end of the screen you’re on and then decide to move to another picture of a baby animal, parts of the puzzle from the previous will be visible - we are sure this could easily be rectified with an update.

The stunning pictures of animals are a joy to watch and finding interesting facts (like our favourite about the Blue-eyed Black Lemurs who are the only primates other than humans to consistently have blue eyes) makes Cute Baby Animals a must have app for animal lovers. The app is very useful for developing conceptual skills and kids will adore the appealing content. It is a relaxing app and we hope the team at Polygon Play will continue to add more beautiful baby animals.

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From the Developer

The most adorable baby animals you'll ever see! 40 pages of the cutest animals in gorgeous high resolution. Besides domestic animals you'll discover the delightful babies of rare wild animals such as white lion and Amur leopard.

It's a relaxing app for all animal lovers!

Features
- 40 adorable animal babies in gorgeous high resolution!
- Support for all retina displays!
- 40 animal puzzles!
- Educational - Learn 40 animals and interesting facts about them!
- Rare wild animals!
- Soothing music!
- Parental gate to prevent kids from navigating out of the app or making In-App-Purchases accidentally
- Cute Baby Animals is free to try and contains one In-App-Purchase!

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Key Features

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party