We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Dinosaur Apps for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.
There’s something about dinosaurs that naturally attracts children. Whether it’s their size or their unusual nature, nearly every child goes through a “dinosaur phase.” Now you can make the most of the phase, however long it may last, using digital media to encourage kids to learn and have fun.
We have compiled a diverse set of exciting apps for the dinosaur lover in your home. From books to art, education, and just plain fun, we have included something for everyone. You’ll find apps for younger kids, middle sized ones, and tweens, so no one will be disappointed.
Here’s another wonderful Oceanhouse Media digital book that teaches children all about dinosaurs with a variety of fun facts, rhyming passages, and vivid illustrations. It also offers text highlighting, narration options, and voice record to assist early readers move through the app with ease.
Alphabet of Dinosaurs is great for middle-sized and slightly older children who are excited to add to their collection of dinosaur facts while enjoying an interactive ebook. Your child will feel very accomplished and knowledgeable after playing with it.
Join Millie the dog as she ventures back in time for a simple enough task only to find she has gone a bit too far. This dinosaur adventure is creative, fun, and is sure to be a favorite! It’s also the only time you might see a simple birthday party for a stuffed cat turn out to be the adventure of a lifetime.
This ebook is loaded with features your child won’t want to miss. In addition to the typical interactive pages (and well-done ones at that), it includes 3 mini-games, puzzles, and mazes. The app will stop the story at certain points and allow kids to choose the direction and what happens next.
Perhaps the most unique feature, though, is “bedtime mode,” that hides the games, dims the screen light, and turns the story into a relaxing experience. Check it out to see why everyone is raving about this ebook!
Dinosaur Train A to Z is an awesome educational app that teaches children a ton of great information about dinosaurs through various interactive images and narrated text. It includes 26 animated dinosaurs, wonderful illustrations, and an easy to use platform that is perfect for the dinosaur lover in your home!
The app is presented by PBS Kids, so you can rely on its quality and safety. It offers some in-app purchases. For ninety-nine cents each, you can purchase packs of different kinds of dinosaurs to use with the app, or for $4.99, you can access them all.
The small (but fast and fierce) velocirpator comes to life in this high-quality animate eBook from Oceanhouse Media. Full of fabulous illustrations, text highlighting, narration options, and voice record, this eBook is one of a kind.
Oceanhouse Media teamed up with experts at the Smithsonian Institute for this beauty. The ebook is quite a deal. It’s perfect to give your older dinosaur fan a fix of dinosaur facts and trivia, and younger users will love the interactive illustrations.
Older kids, from tweens to teens will relish this role-playing game that puts players in charge of the Dino Zoo. Set up all the details of the zoo, then breed dinosaurs by combining and recombining them to develop the perfect terrible lizard. The dinos can battle, too, so you can find out which ones will reign supreme.
This app does allow interaction with others online, so parents should monitor children’s play. Players can collect “money” from visitors and can visit one another’s zoos. There are also in-app purchases within this free game ranging from ninety-nine cents to $99.99 to acquire extra food, money, and other game items.
Triceratops Gets Lost is another great eBook from Oceanhouse Media that dinosaur fans will love. It includes fabulous graphics, information, and narration options that allow early readers to enjoy this app on their own.
Once again, Oceanhouse has collaborated with the experts at the Smithsonian to make this ebook highly-rated in the accuracy and authenticity departments. It is perfect for your dinosaur-loving 3 to 8 year old child.
This fully interactive and immersive e-book brings prehistoric creatures to life for your dino-loving kids. They can listen to the built-in narration, read the story themselves, or even record themselves (or you) reading the story aloud.
Each dinosaur (there are 14 of them!) can be colored and decorated over and over again. Young artists can even save their masterpieces with this cool feature. This one is a must-have for any child who adores dinosaurs!
The full version includes 12 mini-games, all delightfully dinosaur-y! There’s an excavation game, a maze game, and a memory game. Kids can also feed dinosaurs, count them, and interact in so many other ways. There’s even a cool whack-a-mole style game that will have the kids in stitches for hours.
Dinosaur Games is a free download for you to check out some of the activities, but you’ll want to use the in-app purchase option to grab the whole set as soon as possible.
Kids can play games with dinosaur friends as they explore their own unique Dinosaur Park. There are 8 amazing creatures to learn about and play with. Kids can feed the dinos (though some parents have been concerned that the “food” is not as realistic as it might be), and even give them gifts.
Kids can take the Brachiosaurus camping or help the Velociraptor get ready for his birthday party. There is loads to do here. The app is free to download with limited options, then you can purchase more dinosaurs and games for $2.99 each as in-app purchases. Or you can unlock them all for $4.99 or get more games for $10.99—the choice is completely up to you.
Kids will love all the games, but developers report that the favorite is digging, hands-down. Kids can dig and dig to find dinosaur bones, then solve puzzles and play games with their favorites. Once they find the bones, they can even assemble them into dinosaur skeletons. They can also color the dinosaurs with the magic paintbrush to finish off their creations.
While they play, kids will be learning more and more about their favorite topic. Your child will become a dino expert in no time! The app is free to download. There are five levels that can be played for free. In-app purchases cost $3.49 per item and unlock additional content.