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Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere's Ride

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Skills:History, Puzzles, Logic

What we like best:

Informative and engaging, this app truly makes American history accessible and fun for kids.

What you should know:

There are so many features and so much content that the app is sometimes slow to load the next activity or event.
Full Review:

When a few cuddly creatures pop into Paul Revere’s studio, circa 1776, they kick start a time-traveling adventure full of historical fun! Ansel and Clair, the adorable time traveling alien reporters, have journeyed to the original thirteen colonies to learn more about American history.

After piecing together a map of the colonies, players meet Revere and watch while the aliens learn about the American Revolution. Highly interactive and engaging, this app does a stellar job of bringing history to life. From dumping tea into Boston Harbor and solving rebus puzzles to lobbing bags of gold at King George of England, there’s a seemingly endless amount of interactive quizzes and games peppered throughout this app experience. Kids will become so engrossed in the game that they won’t even realize how many fun, historical facts they’re absorbing. Ansel and Clair’s constant guidance offers support when children aren’t sure of the answer, or want more information about characters in the story.

Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride is on the pricey side, but well worth it—little patriots will want to immerse themselves in this world time and time again.

Reviewed 2013-03-19 on iPad mini iOS 6.0.1 by Roberta Munoz

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Price:$4.99
Grade:Third Grade, Fourth Grade
Topic:Social Studies
Platform:Apple
Publisher:Cognitive Kid, Inc.