The National Wildlife Federation’s long-running Ranger Rick children’s magazine is making the effort to target an even younger demographic with the introduction of Ranger Rick Jr. Junior will be part of a new series of magazines just for the youngest readers, but he’ll also show up in new apps, the first of which being Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions.
The Appventures series will be like digital storybooks covering one aspect of wildlife for kids to explore. The first one, Lions, will focus on lions in the wild and how they live, as told by Junior’s new friend, Lars the Lion. The app packs in quality wildlife photos and video, along with bright, fun animation that should keep the younger crowd locked in. There are a few games to play, including spot-the-difference activities, and kids can also use artistic tools to make their own wild music, or play mad scientist and build animals from an assortment of parts in the Animal Builder. The centerpiece might be a 360 degree panoramic view of the African plains that kids can explore.
Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions is on sale now on the iTunes App Store for $4.99.