Eric and Bruce Travel to Britain is the first app in Eric and Bruce app series. It takes kids to the key cultural and historical highlights in Britain. Designed for kids age 5 and younger, it is a great cultural immersion app for young children.
Eric is a young boy, and Bruce is his dog. Eric and Bruce travel the world, and the first stop is The Great Britain.
Once kids enter the app with Eric and Bruce, the first thing they see is the London Eye. Keep moving, kids will meet Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in front of 221B Baker Street, watch the Beatles when they are crossing the street with the yellow submarine tune, greet the Queen at the Buckingham Palace. Exciting, right? There are more. They are going to see King Arthur, Isaac Newton, Romeo and Juliet, …
In addition to the landmarks mentioned above, kids will see the Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge. They may also see the Loch Ness Monster, experience English Tea or Fish and Chips.
Every scene in the app has some historical and cultural significance. Every scene has interesting interactive elements waiting kids to explore. I can ensure you that you are not going to be able to find all the hidden features in one trip. You can touch the cloud to make it rain, but you have to wait to see the scene covered by a window full of frost, and wipe it clear. At the London Eye, there are many balloons, but you have to try to move one into Eric’s hand to have him holding a balloon. And don’t forget to try to pop some floating balloons while you can!
It is a very kids friendly app, with engaging music and bright pictures. There is no talking or text in the app. This makes it easier for young children to explore. However it also leads to the suggestion to add some facts about each scene, so people who don’t know these landmarks or historical figures can better benefit from the app. With the app setting now, it does require some one who already knows all these facts to point them out to kids.
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Looking for more history and culture book apps for kids? Check out The Amazing Train.