A Fact Every Day – 365 Fun Facts for Kids is a simple and entertaining iPad app. As the name suggests, it offers up an interesting fact for each day of the year – and every day a new fact page is unveiled in the app.
The topics covered by the daily facts include animals, nature, people, history, and more. The app’s interface is very basic and intuitive – it should be easy to navigate for even very young children.
Each day’s fact is given a full page to itself. The fact is read out loud, stated in a way that’s easy to understand, and accompanied by an illustration.
You simply swipe left and right to move forward and back through the fact pages.
A tap anywhere on the page toggles a top information bar / controls visible or hidden. When these are up you can:
— Tap once on the speaker icon to have the fact read out loud again.
— Tap on the date to bring up a calendar view – where you can move between months and jump back or forward to a particular day .
— Tap the star icon to add a fact to your favorites.
— Tap the heart icon to share a fact via email or Facebook.
The cartoon-style illustrations are fun and perfect for the simple feel of the app overall.
Although the app is very basic, it can also be quite engaging. My daughter (who’s 9) wanted this one on her iPad as soon as we looked at it together one mine. She immediately enjoyed swiping through lots of fact pages and going back to check what the fact of the day was for her birthday and for several of her friends’ birthdays. A few weeks after first installing it, she still often quizzes me on whether I knew the day’s fact.
This app is easy to dive right into for kids of just about any age and surprisingly engaging – and everything about it is nicely done.
Here’s an App Store link for A Fact Every Day – 365 Fun Facts for Kids, for iPad; it’s priced at $0.99 and is a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.
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