New Rainforest iPhone App Educates Kids

Eco-conscious parents have a new way to educate their children with Encyclopedia Britannica’s new iPhone app. The lastest app released from Encyclopedia Britannica – called “Rainforests” – is designed for children between the ages of 8 and 14. Available for $4.99, the product is marketed as a handy go-to educational, yet entertaining solution for traveling.

Included in the app are several features like photos and video of unique animals, scientifically accurate articles, and quizzes. Also of note are the interactive games, like photographic memory matches, digital jigsaw puzzles, and an interactive map that allows kids to see where the closest rainforest is located in relation to the phone’s position.

image via Encyclopedia Britannica

Other interesting features include a navigation wheel at the bottom of the screen for easier content browsing as well as the fact that users can also share their app progress on Facebook and Twitter.

 

This educational entertainment tool was developed by Concentric Sky. The Eugene, Oregon development company has also developed a solution for ZooBorns that features pictures of exotic baby animals from all over the world, and NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.