Australian Council on Children and the Media

Trip to the Zoo for Kids - Kids Game Projects

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A virtual reality zoo-keeper game for young children. Players learn to follow simple instructions and develop language comprehension skills while learning about animals. Offline play is recommended to restrict advertising.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Trip to the Zoo for Kids was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 9 December 2016.

About the app

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

Name of app: Trip to the Zoo for Kids
Developed by: Kids Game Projects
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 3+
ACCM suggested age: 4+ (offline play only)
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Trip to the Zoo for Kids contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All 22 activities played.

App description

Trip to the Zoo for Kids is an educational entertainment app where players follow a series of instructions in order to complete activities. Players interact with animals and complete zookeeper tasks. This game requires some language comprehension skills and the ability to pay attention and understand simple concepts. The player clicks on an activity, listens to instructions and then drags and places items on the screen in the correct order to feed animals, build habitats and accomplish tasks.

Reviewers comments

Trip to the Zoo for Kids is a fun and educational game in which young children learn to follow a series of instructions and learn concepts such as left/right, over/under and big/small. This game introduces children to zoo animals, what they do, where they live and what they eat. While playing this game, children will learn to listen and concentrate in order to retain the information needed to complete tasks. Offline play is recommended as unsuitable advertising is present while playing online. 

In App purchasing

  • Asked to Install other apps in order to unlock other activities but these games are free from the app store.

Online information

  • Personal details required to download, play or interact with the app include phone information. It is recommended that this game is played offline.

Gambling

At the 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

  • A small advertisement for the company’s website is visible at the top of the screen. If it is clicked on, the player is taken to the company’s website.
  • When clicking on some of the activities the player may be taken to a full screen ad of a different game. This game is targeted at older children and includes weapons. If the game is clicked on, the player is taken to the app store. 
  • This game can be played offline and in this case no advertisements are displayed. 

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • The character appears gender neutral and no gender stereotypes or sexual references are present. 

Coarse language

None present

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None present

Other

  • Children aged 10+ would likely not be interested in this game due to its simplistic nature.
  •  A similar game by the same developer is available called ‘Animals Farm for Kids’ for which you can find the review here:

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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