PBS’ Wild Kratts pounce on Windows Phones and PCs, bring science education alongWritten by Alan Buckingham on January 10, 2014 - 02:01PM @alanbuckingham
One of the great laments of modern society in the US is the state of science education. It’s a field greatly needed to excel in the future. One of the last bastions of hope for today’s kids is PBS, long a stronghold of educational programming.
Now, Wild Kratts is bringing that science, along with some fun, to the Windows platform. Apps for both mobile and desktop have descended on devices of all form factors.
“Perfect for the K-to-2 set, the app features three interactive nature games. Kids try to pollinate flowers as a bee, bathe elephants, and feed a family of raccoons—mini-challenges that also quietly deliver some useful scientific concepts and fun facts. My own kids are big fans of the show and will likely be all over this one”, Microsoft announces today.
The app is selling for $2.99 -- a small investment for your child’s education. Microsoft claims it strikes “just the right balance between playful and PhD”. Oh, and it includes the ability for kids to take selfies. What more could you want?