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$2.99 at time of review

Saber-Tooth Trap - Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals

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

The Saber-Tooth Tiger roamed the earth up to about 10,000 years ago. Their remains have been found in both North America and Europe. Drawings can be found in ancient caves depicting this fierce predator.

Saber-Tooth Trap takes you through a day of hunting, where the Saber-Tooth smartly avoids a Woolly Mammoth and wolf engulfed in the sticky tar of a river bed. Joining his pride, he goes on in search of other prey, but after being tired of waiting for a stray Bison, sets out to find a quicker solution to his hunger.

At the end of the story there are a few pages of information about the Saber-Tooth Tiger, including a couple of the facts above. This app is all-in-all very educational, and easy for a youngster to understand.

With all of the 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 the 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 quality of the imagery and narrative is excellent!

Saber-Tooth Trap 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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