Australian Council on Children and the Media

Brown Bear Animal Parade - StoryToys

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In Brown Bear Animal Parade the player joins Brown Bear as he goes for a walk and makes new animal friends. Interactive features include colouring in and recording and playing back sounds. Caution: In-app purchases.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Brown Bear Animal Parade was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 26 February 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Brown Bear Animal Parade
Developed by: StoryToys
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free, Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 3+
ACCM suggested age: Parental guidance is recommended for the ages 4 – 8 due to in-app purchases.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Brown Bear Animal Parade contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All available game features were played and reviewed.

App description

In this game the player guides Brown Bear (by tapping on the screen) around his cave and surrounding environment. During this process Brown Bear meets new friends such as Red Bird and Green Frog. Each character has its own identifying sound and as Brown Bear meets them this is added to the soundtrack. At the end of the game all of Brown Bears new friends gather in a circle and the player can use their own voice to record new sounds for each character.

Reviewers comments

This interactive app is based on Eric Carle’s book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and features colourful illustrations as made well-known in the children’s classic "Very Hungry Caterpillar". The pace, soundtrack and non-competitive nature makes the app suitable for young children. Children’s creative skills are developed when they have the opportunity to record their own sound for Brown Bear’s new friends. There are limited instructions for the young player and the app relies on the player's intuitive use. However, the parents' section – which is accessible to anyone who can read the instructions – links up with related apps that can be downloaded and/or purchased in the app store. Parental guidance is therefore recommended for young children.

In App purchasing

  • There are links to other apps that can be downloaded or purchased.

Online information

  • It is not necessary to create a user account or to provide any personal details. The app does not require internet connectivity and is not connected with any social media.

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

  • The parents' section promotes related apps.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • The app contains no gender stereotypes or sexual references.

Coarse language

  • No coarse language was detected during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • At the time of the review, the game did not require or foster any game playing behaviour that may be of concern to parents.

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