With 7 animated chapters and 6 interactive games, Deep in the Rainforest is a truly comprehensive bilingual app. This is a great geography supplement to an elementary education, since it focuses specifically on the Amazon. In addition to having authentic Spanish narration, the regional focus on South America gives this app a cultural edge.
Take off with your pilot, Amanda, in a small plane and travel through the rainforest with a native boy named Yapariwa. He’s searching for his lost brother. While you help him, learn about all the animals and local customs. Between chapters, you can play games such as a puzzle, matching, and hangman.
I like that it takes quite a bit of time to get through the entire story, and that you can skip around to different parts if you want to replay games or refresh your memory about a rainforest fact. For kids who are just starting to learn about maps and other cultures and seasoned geography lovers alike, Deep in the Rainforest is a well-designed app.
Find Deep in the Rainforest in iTunes
Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Recommended for ages 5-10