The Sea

Category: Science

Ages: 0-3 3-5 5-7 7-11
Price: Android - Paid iPhone/iPad - Paid

Sea, from Papoo Games, is an interactive picture book with illustrations, pictures, and sounds taken from habitats around the sea. The app has been carefully designed with engaging illustration of various types of sea and coast environments, followed by a selection of real life photographs of the objects or themes in their setting. The app does not include any words or speaking and is designed to work internationally, with guidance from parents or carers to take their children through the journey.

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Teacher Review

Sea is an app that is easily downloaded and quickly takes you into the heart of the program. The developers describe it as a ‘game’ but I would suggest that it can more accurately be described as an informative and engaging application. Once downloaded the child does not require Wi-Fi to utilize the app, making it useable outside of the house.
 
The screen layout is intuitive, with a set of five icons to the left of a portrait arrangement. Each icon links to the main screen, where there are a further six icons. The menu icons represent five environments in and around the sea. The main screen icons represent five typically found scenarios within the environment selected. Each illustration is cartoony and characterful, which immediately enhances the users desire to click on them and see more. When the child clicks on an illustration a high-quality picture appears that represents the illustrated icon seascape with the accompanying sound of the type of environment. The child can then click on the illustration to return to the environment section and either click on the same icon; which will display another picture of the environment, object with the sound that typifies the scene or they can choose another scenario within the environment. When the child has explored all six scenarios, they can move into the next four environment sets.
 
The four environment illustrations include; things you take and do at the beach, living things at the beach, things you take to the beach for the water and things to look at around the shoreline. Each illustrated icon of the scenario is well drawn and detailed. Each picture has been carefully chosen to demonstrate the rich diversity of scenarios within and around the sea. The sounds of these scenarios boost the user experience.
 
A useful addition to the program is the inclusion of a screen timeout, which for any concerned parent or carer is a worthwhile addition. The app will time out after eight minutes and is neatly illustrated with four circular icons which fade out over time. Once the fourth circle is faded the ‘app goes quietly into sleep accompanied by our sweet ending music, inviting your child to stop looking at their screen’. The developers have put together a crisp and sharp website that informs us of the developer team and a selection of other programs available in their portfolio. They also have links out to a Facebook page, Twitter account, LinkedIn and Instagram, so the buyer has plenty of outlets to understand and appreciate the development team and their mission.
 
Overall the app is very good and the development team has put together an engaging educational app.

From the Developer

A difficult wait? Need to settle down a bit? Revive with a beach day for your child thanks to our superb interactive picture game.

PAPOO is the specialist in playful and educational games for young children.

With experts in early childhood development, PAPOO designs high-quality applications that guarantee:
• Educational content designed for children at specific ages of development
• An appropriate exposure time for children, thanks to a built in timer
• A safe digital environment without advertising or in-app purchases

"The Sea" is an interactive picture game specially designed for children aged 1-3 years.

Through 150 beautiful images and sounds, chosen with great care, "The Sea" introduces your child to discover our world in a fun and interactive game. The illustrations, both realistic and beautiful, are professionally illustrated to allow your child to safely navigate and explore the game.

When your child touches the screen, he will get to experience 5 different worlds.

Each drawing in "The Sea" is associated with multiple images and sounds, bringing our real world to life.

After 8 minutes, when the 4 rounds in the top left corner are empty, it's time for a break. The app goes quietly to sleep accompanied by our sweet ending music, inviting your child to stop looking at the screen.

PAPOO, beautiful apps to grow up better !

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