Created by Sanet Soft, Funny Animals is a free educational app to enhance children's spatial reasoning with an object's relationship to other objects and environment and language skills. The app features 3 different modes to lead the child through an interactive environment filled with animals and sounds.
In Leslie Moore's article in The Handbook of Language Socialization, she emphasizes the role of language play and repetition in early language development. Repetition and play help to develop language acquisition skills. And in a 2013 article published in Psychological Science, Vanderbilt University researchers linked spatial reasoning skills with a child's future success in STEM fields, that is, the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Those two concepts are the groundwork for Funny Animals. The app is laid out like an interactive picture book. Once pressed, the animal narrates its name and sound ("Cow: moo!"). Other modes include a quiz mode, where the child must match the right animal with the given name or sound, and a puzzle mode, where the child must fit together several pieces to finish the jigsaw puzzle. Each picture comes with its own jigsaw puzzle.
Funny Animals by Sanet Soft is a gentle learning experience geared towards children 1-3 years of age or older. It is available in most mobile app stores for free. With over thousands of downloads, Funny Animals has been used globally by parents during their children's critical learning period.
Funny Animals - App for Kids 1.6.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.