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Ranger Rick’s Tree House app is a fun, interactive magazine

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Ranger Rick’s Tree House app is a fun, interactive magazine
Ranger Rick's Tree House is a fun, interactive magazine app for kids

Ranger Rick's Tree House is a fun, interactive magazine app for kids

As a kid, I liked reading Ranger Rick magazine at my school library. So it’s fun that Ranger Rick is still around for my own kids to read — and now there’s even a Ranger Rick app, Ranger Rick’s Tree House, which is a lot like the magazine but with the interaction that today’s kids have become used to on tablet devices.

The app interface looks like you’re inside a tree house with Ranger Rick. Read articles about wildlife with interactive touch-screen features like listening to sounds and answering trivia questions. Watch wildlife videos, poke around in the backyard to learn about animals or guess the animals hiding in the mystery closet.

Read wildlife articles and use the Ranger Rick's Tree House interactive features to learn about wildlife

Read wildlife articles and use the Ranger Rick's Tree House interactive features to learn about wildlife

Each issue also has main features:

Games: Do puzzles and play interactive “swiping” games featuring wildlife. My three-year-old loves to play them!

A Ranger Rick's Tree House app puzzle

A Ranger Rick's Tree House app puzzle

Badges: Ranger Rick’s Tree House offers kids the chance to earn virtual badges. I don’t know of any other app geared for kids that tells kids if they want a badge they have to log 3 hours and 30 minutes of outdoor activities! (That would be the Nature Ninja badge. So fun!)

Earn badges by answering trivia questions and spending time outside

Earn badges by answering trivia questions and spending time outside

bFunny: Read animal jokes and discover ways that wildlife can be hilarious.

Got a kid who loves telling jokes? He or she will love the bFunny section

Got a kid who loves telling jokes? He or she will love the bFunny section

Videos: Watch short wildlife videos.

Ranger Rick's Tree House app has cute, short wildlife videos

Ranger Rick's Tree House app has cute, short wildlife videos

Ranger Rick’s Tree House is a free app for the iPad, with in-app purchase of individual issues for $4.99 or a subscription of 5 for $19.99.

Read about Ranger Rick's adventures in Ranger Rick's Tree House app

Read about Ranger Rick's adventures in Ranger Rick's Tree House app

 

 

 

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The National Wildlife Federation provided me the chance to review the interactive issues for free. All opinions and silliness are my own.

  1. My boys love their Ranger Rick magazines. I am definitely going to have to check out the app. Thanks for letting us know about it :)

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