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Pteranodon Soars - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals

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

Pteranodon Soars takes you back in time, to what would have been a typical day for a Pteranodon. Soar with her as she takes you on a hunt, and nearly becomes prey. Her newly hatched young keep her on the go!

The Pteranodon lived over 65 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period. She was one of the largest flying reptiles of her time, with a wing span of 20 feet and heads that could be as long as 6 feet. Even still, she only weighed about 30 lbs. These are just a couple of facts that I picked up in the app.

At the end of the story there are a few pages of information about the Pteranodon, including a couple of the facts above. 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!

Pteranodon Soars 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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