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Sunday 14 October 2018

App Review: Flip Flap Dinosaurs

Fans of the flip flap series by Axel Scheffler will love the app version of Flip Flap Dinosaurs

Just like in the hard copy version, kids can flip and flap the top and bottom halves of dinosaurs to create some super funky dinosaur creations, this time by swiping the screen left or right. 

Fun and also factual poems accompany each dinosaur half, so once you’ve decided on what your creation will be, there’s fun rhyming text to describe your new dinosaur (or traditional dinosaur if that’s what you want to swipe to!). 

I love that the rhymes are fun and entertaining but that they also convey facts about dinosaurs so kids can learn as they play. And the app has been well designed with options to read the text yourself or to have it read aloud. 

If you choose to have the text read out to you, each word lights up as it is spoken, so the kids can follow along — great for kids learning to read. 

With sound effects and music and 121 possible dinosaur creations, there's heaps to keep the kids engaged. And if they don't like dinosaurs, you might like to try the app version of Flip Flap Farm, Flip Flap Jungle, Flip Flap Dogs, Flip Flap Ocean, Flip Flap Pets or Flip Flap Safari.

Available from Itunes. 

Title: Flip Flap Dinosaurs
Author/Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Character Voices: Freya
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $1.49
Format: Book App
For ages: 4 - 8 
Type: Picture Book, Book App