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Triceratops Gets Lost - Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals

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

While enjoying his daily meal, Triceratops is a bit distracted by the delicious ferns he is munching on and finds himself separated from his herd. Danger ensues as Triceratops finds himself the interest of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a fierce predator who is looking for a meal as well. How will Triceratops find a way to avoid this predicament? Open the app and find out. Following the story are interesting facts about the Triceratops and the era in which it lived. This is written for a child to easily understand.

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 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 artwork is fantastic!

Triceratops Gets Lost 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 dinosaurs, 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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