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Fun app
It's a fun way to explore interesting facts, historical events, animals, places, etc. updates chock full of new things to explore would be super cool
tolisten on May 29, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Great!!
This is the best app for kids. My daughter is 7 and she love it ,every day she learn something different about cultures, places, animal etc. I really recommend this app.
Bellabutterfly06 on May 10, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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LOVE this Cool App!!!!!
I LOVE this app!!!!! It is very unique, makes learning a joy and is so much fun to use!!!! I have hundreds of apps, and this is one of my very favorites!!!!! So cool!!!!
Marty's Genius on Apr 21, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Just ok
It didn't grab my kids attention. I will be deleting it soon.
KellyB502 on Apr 17, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Great!
I love this app! It's great! Only once you've seen everything it starts becoming a bit boring. Otherwise, it's great!
EBJ12 on Apr 16, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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Worse than useless
I downloaded this app on my wife's recommendation. I'd expected something rather more sophisticated and educational given how intelligent and literate have been all the Barefoot books we've read. What you get is a rather crude and basic representation of the globe, with some animated figures and background music. At a guess, at least 80% of the identifiable figures are men. It's a man's world, I suppose. The population of Ethiopia is represented by a black man brandishing a spear. You'd never know that Addis Ababa was a bustling city bristling with skyscrapers. New Zealand has a man in a loincloth doing a native dance. You learn about Scotland that it rains a lot. That's it for Scotland — a small country to be sure, but one with many thousands of years of history and amazing contributions to world history. We learn of Iran that the Islamic Revolution liberated women! The entire world is treated in this haphazard and random way. What a bizarre, lopsided view of the world children would get from this app! This is worse than uneducational; it reinforces gender and racial (even racist) stereotypes. I found the whole experience of trying out this to be depressing and distasteful, and under no circumstances would I let my children near it. Any children's atlas in traditional book format would be preferable to this ... thing. It also took forever to download. Goodness knows how much space it must be taking up.
Bodhipaksa Dh. on Mar 30, 2013 for Barefoot World Atlas
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