Australian Council on Children and the Media

KidsWorld Atlas - Planet Factory Interactive

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KidsWorld Atlas is an educational app that uses pictures, text, videos and games to teach children about a wide range of animals and the countries they come from. Suitable for children aged 4+ however depending on reading and comprehension ability co-play is recommended for younger children.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of KidsWorld Atlas was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 11 September 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: KidsWorld Atlas
Developed by: Planet Factory Interactive
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Content suitable for children aged 4+ however depending on reading and comprehension ability co-play is recommended for younger children.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of KidsWorld Atlas contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All areas of the free app version were reviewed.

App description

KidsWorld Atlas is an interactive educational app that encourages children to learn about animals and the locations they live in. On the main page of the app the player can click on an animal illustration (on the world map) to learn about a wide range of animals from across the globe. There are five activity tabs including a quiz game which tests the players knowledge on animals from around the globe; and four sorting games including ‘order the animal from smallest to largest’; ‘drag the animal to it’s location on the map', 'match the food the animal eats to the animal’ and more…

 

Reviewers comments

The app is relatively intuitive to use and once downloaded can be used without internet connectivity. Children (and adults) can increase their vocabulary on animals and countries and improve comprehension skills. This app encourages children to read, however, some younger children may need assistance with the more detailed sections of text.     

In App purchasing

Yes, extra sections of Kids Atlas can be purchased (see below) but when advertised within the app there are parent controls including entering a three digit code and iTunes password. Also, once downloaded the game can be played in full without internet connectivity, which means that the links to purchase the new sections do not work.

 

  1. Buy All $4.49
  2. World Heritage $2.99
  3. World Climates $2.99
  4. World Oceans $2.99
  5. World Mountains $2.99
  6. World Ecosystems $2.99

Online information

Once downloaded the game can be played in full without internet connectivity.

Gambling

None.

Advertising and product placement

Related apps and new section of the Kids Atlas.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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