*** 2016 Kidscreen Award - Best Learning App! ***
Go on a nature adventure with Plum's Creaturizer! Kids and families can build wild creatures, then head outdoors to photograph them right in their own backyard. It's part of PLUM LANDING, a PBS KIDS project that helps kids develop a love for this amazing, beautiful, and dramatic planet we call home.
The app provides opportunities for kids and their families to interact with nature in a thoughtful way and have fun exploring together.
• Build a billion (really!) unique creatures using over a hundred body parts based on real animals.
• Customize each creature's body, head, legs, eyes, tail, wings, ears, horns, and skin.
• Take photos of your creature outdoors, "photobombing" them into the scene.
• Complete missions for each creature in which you consider its needs (habitat, diet, and adaptations).
• Answer questions to get you thinking about how your creatures might live - how they hunt, eat, look for water, make homes, defend themselves, and raise their young.
• Watch a slideshow featuring a day in the life of your creature.
• Visit the gallery, displaying all your creatures, and add to, review, or edit your photos. Photos are saved to the in-app Gallery and your device's camera roll.
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About Plum Landing
Plum’s Creaturizer is based on the PBS KIDS web-original PLUM LANDING, developed by WGBH, producers of award-winning kids programs such as ARTHUR, CURIOUS GEORGE and MARTHA SPEAKS. Targeting kids ages 6-9, the app is designed to extend the series’ environmental science curriculum. WGBH worked closely with advisors (and kids!) to develop this app.
About PBS KIDS
Plum’s Creaturizer is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.
Major funding for PLUM LANDING is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Kendeda Fund. Additional funding is provided by the Northern Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
PLUM LANDING™ is produced by WGBH. This PLUM LANDING material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1114515. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Ratings and Reviews
Very good app but some suggestions
This is not just for 5 years! I'm nine and this app lets you make your own animals, which is useful! However, I would like to see some more parts (not just the ones that are in the app) like cats, dogs etc. And a feature where you can name your animals! Fun app overall
Can't take photos?
I downloaded this for my daughter. We tried playing it together, but it seems to have a problem. After making a creature and selecting a mission a white screen with the creature shows up, but there's no buttons or anything. I'm assuming this is the screen where you're supposed to take photos, but it's not working.
Other than that this is a super cute game and if this problem is fixed I'd rate 5 stars.
Can’t take pictures
Overall, the game is cute and my child enjoys it. But it doesn’t work as described. The game has no option to actually connect it to the camera to take a picture of the creature. Instead it is a white background. I would love it if the developer would update this so the game actually works.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.