What's New

Improved support for newer devices.

App Description

Meet Parker!

The second app in the innovative ‘Rounds’ series about the life-cycles of animals. Parker Penguin combines a warm, accessible wit with interactive and educational content, making it perfect for both the home and the classroom, and bears all the hallmarks of a Nosy Crow app – ingenious interactivity, original music, lively child narration, highlighted text, and charming animation.

Children can participate in every stage of Parker’s life, from birth to parenthood, and learn all about penguins and life in the Antarctic with lots of fun activities - sliding, swimming, hunting, marching, protecting an egg, and hatching a chick – before starting all over again with Parker’s son. The app is filled with interesting facts about penguins (did you know that they have tiny spikes on their tongues to help grab slippery fish?), carefully designed to inspire enthusiasm and teach young children about biology.

* Learn about biology with dozens of fun facts about penguins and life on the Antarctic

* Join in with every stage of a penguin's life - sliding, swimming, hunting, marching, dancing, protecting an egg, hatching a chick - and then start all over again!

Named one of USA Today's Top 10 iPad Kids Apps for 2012


From Nosy Crow, the creators of award-winning apps:

Rounds: Franklin Frog
* Editor's Choice - App Store, Education Category
* Editor's Choice Award - Children's Technology Review
* Kirkus-starred product
* Shortlisted, Best Children's App, FutureBook Awards
* 4/4 stars - USA Today

* Best Story App - Junior Design Awards
* KAPi Award for Best Children's Ebook, 2012
* Best iPad Kids App of the Year - iLounge
* Publishing Innovation Award - Best Juvenile App
* FutureBook Innovation Award - Best Children's App
* 2011 Editor's Choice Award - Children's Technology Review
* Winner of the Digital Storytime Star
* Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award

The Three Little Pigs
* Editor's Choice Award 2011, Children's Technology Review
* 5 Stars, Common Sense Media
* Kirkus starred review


Especially for toddlers:
* NEW FEATURE: Word-tracking for read-along highlighted text
* Two reading modes: Read and Play or Read by Myself (no narration)
* Characters offer hints about what to do on each page.
* Tap the characters to trigger additional dialogue.
* Easy to use. Designed with toddlers’ fine motor skills in mind.


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Recommended Ages: 1-3
Categories: Book, Classics, Reading, Sight Words

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 13, 2014 Initial release
  • August 15, 2014 New version 1.0.4
  • October 24, 2014 New version 1.0.5
  • June 15, 2019 New version 1.2