Plants by Tinybop 4+

Discover nature’s wonders‪.‬

Tinybop Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 32 Ratings
    • $2.99



Explore biomes around the world in this rich, immersive, and engaging app. Play with seasons, rain, and wildlife!

Unearth the secrets of the green kingdom! Explore interactive dioramas of the forest, desert, and grasslands. Dozens of species spring to life & new surprises arise with every adventure in this STEM-aligned digital sandbox.

“If all apps were like Tinybop’s, we wouldn’t worry so much about our kids staring at screens.” — WIRED

Plants is No. 2 in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library series, designed for curious kids ages 4+ to dive deep into big ideas. The apps in this series have won Best of the App Store, App Store Editors’ Choice, Parents’ Choice, and Children's Technology Review Editor’s Choice awards.

* Explore interactive dioramas of the forest, desert, and grasslands.
* Detailed illustrations show plants and animals in their natural habitats.
* Algorithmic animations yield new surprises in every play.
* Spin through days, nights, seasons, and years, to uncover each biome’s lifecycles over time.
* Conduct the weather, ignite a wildfire, and burrow with barking critters.
* See plant and animal life above and below ground.
* Learn new vocabulary with labels in 50+ languages, including scientific names (select languages on your device or in the dashboard).
* Identify species with removable and affixable labels.
* Digital sandbox encourages open exploration and learning.
* Create a dashboard to learn about new updates and apps, delete accounts, change languages, and support your kids’ experiences in all Tinybop apps.
* Smart-device features, including the microphone and gravity sensor, are employed for immersive effects.
* Original artwork and sound design.
* No rules or levels—curiosity is rewarded.

FREE handbook
Our expert-reviewed handbook is full of facts, interaction hints, and discussion questions to support learning in this app, in the classroom or at home. Download in your app or at:

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Requires iOS 9.0 or later.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.5

Updated for iOS 16.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

justin_m ,

Love it

Gorgeous, meditative app shows kids different biomes, flora and fauna and how seasons change. Very unique app- not sure I've seen anything quite like it. Recommend!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much! 🙌

swehrli ,

Please add spoke audio when tapped

I bought the first bundle based on Apple’s nice feature of their apps. I agree with the other reviewers, not intuitive enough for kids. Even if intended for use with parents, spoken responses labeling things is crucial for kids still learning to read. I do appreciate the sophistication level but their is a way to make the base level interactions more fun/responsive as well.

Also, I’m so sick of apps having a big link on the homepage to buy more of their apps. Apparently developers have no idea how often kids get stuck trying to buy new apps and not knowing what to do. Even worse after buying 10 of their apps the ads for all the apps I bought link to the App Store rather than the app I already bought.

As a designer I give the app design a B+, the app icon design maybe the weakest link.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed. I have shared your concerns and requests with the rest of the team! If you'd like, you can record sounds in the app. To record sounds, hold your finger in place anywhere on the screen within the app. Once you see a red recording symbol appear, you may begin to record sounds. To finish your recording, simply lift your finger. To listen to your recordings, simply tap the spot that you tapped to make your recording, then tap the play button. If you have any additional feedback, please feel free to email us at Thanks!

trerrygarstasio ,

Good idea

It's a good idea and I like the concept, but for an app geared towards kids "5 and under" it's disappointing the plant and tree names can't be spoken/read to the child. My 4 year old certainly can't read these big words. It's a little confusing also to navigate and figure out what exactly you're doing. Hope it gets better, I do like the concept!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! We're always listening. We design our apps with the hope that parents and kids will play together — so that children can explore and discover lots on their own but ask parents questions when they have them. Did you see our free handbook (in the dashboard or parent's section of your app) with interaction tips and more information? If not, you may find it helpful:

App Privacy

The developer, Tinybop Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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