I recently had a chance to try the Cypher Kids Augmented Reality Cards with my son. He’s learning about animals in school this month so I went to Target and bought the Cypher Kids Wild Animal pack.
With the Wild Animal cards kids can;
- Identify different animals
- Learn the sounds each animal makes
- Learn about the animal habitats and characteristics
These cards are only sold in select Target stores and are in the electronics section. I found them hanging in the Apps Accessories display area.
Once I got the cards home I downloaded the FREE app for the game. It took about 1 minute to download and get started using the cards.
I gave them a quick test run so that they’d be ready for my son once he returned from school.
After snack and homework, I sat my son down with the cards. I explained to him that there were two ways to use the cards.
- Exploration which helps your child learn about the animal using fun sounds, kid friendly facts and an opportunity to make the animal react to their touch.
- Snapshots allows your child to see a panoramic 3D image of each animal up close.
The cards are really easy for kids to use with a iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
The front of the card displays an image and the name of the animal.
The back of the card is used to bring the card to life. When we were ready to interact with the card we simply flipped it over and pointed my iphone at the square with the yellow ‘C’.
After choosing Exploration and pointing the iphone at the Cypher Kids Augmented Reality Card, a colorful image of the animal appeared on my screen and an audio of fun facts told my son all about the animal.
Next we used the Snapshot mode and interacted with a 3D panoramic image of the animal.
My son enjoyed using the Cypher Kids Augmented Reality Cards and I recommend them as a gift idea or addition to your homeschool classroom.
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