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$2.99 at time of review

It's Tyrannosaurus Rex - Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals

Age Level: Ages 0–5, Ages 5-8
By Developer: Oceanhouse Media

If your child has a dinosaur obsession, look no further. Go through a day in the life of a T-Rex (one of the less “friendly” dinos), and meet several other named prehistoric animals along the way. The app is bound to thrill and chill, as the hungry T-Rex is on a mission to find a meal! Note, you don't actually see the carnage.

At the end of the story there is additional information about the dinosaur, and the era in which it lived. All-in-all very educational and easy for a youngster to understand. Very impressive.

With all Oceanhouse Media apps, everything on each page is tappable, with the word of the item shown and said out loud. In addition, one can tap a word in the story to hear it again, or double tap to hear the sentence again. There are many other creatures from the same time period within the story, so if you're having a, “It's called a what?” moment, having the ability to see and hear the names again is very handy. Words are highlighted as story is read. If you want to record and share your own rendition, they have you covered! The app is accompanied by great background music and sounds that one would expect in this time period. The artwork is fantastic!

It's Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of 10 Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pal apps by Oceanhouse Media. Purchase it for $2.99, or get the whole bundle for $9.99. That's a nice savings for some stellar apps! Meet each featured dinosaur, as well as a slew of others that are incorporated into each story.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Designed for kids 3-8


  • ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
  • LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
  • RECORD your own narration & share it with others
  • SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation
  • KEEP kids in the story with parental controls 

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