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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a review of the 3D PopUp Cards that Kidoozi sent over to us. Today, I’m sharing a review of another 3D Augmented Reality educational tool but in the form of books. Kidoozi sent us the EVO Bug and the EVO Ocean 3D Augmented Reality Smart Books.

These two books work similarly as the pop-up cards. They are future-oriented smart books with pages that come to life with augmented reality technology. High-quality 3D illustrations depict the different animals. The only difference between the two books is the theme, one being about insects and the other one about ocean animals.

These books also work with an app that is FREE to download for either Apple or Android devices.

There are three easy steps to use them:

1. Download the app for free in Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

2. Run the app and look at the pages through your device camera.

3. You will see 3D animals coming to life!

I let my son, Ziggy, use both books and their corresponding apps. Watch him demo how to use them on the video below.

The EVO Bug and EVO Ocean books are recommended for kids ages 4 years old and above. They are both hardcover books that measure 280 x 227mm and has 32 pages. All pages include 3D Augmented Reality. Each books costs Php 700.00 on Kidoozi.

The colorful pages of the books are packed with interesting information about each featured animal including facts about their habitats, body parts, lifestyles, food, and more.

Like the pop-up cards, the EVO Bug and EVO Ocean books feature motion control, feeding functions, interactive puzzles, and photograph-taking.

 

However, we noticed a feature not available in the pop-up cards. These books feature short, animated video clips, too.

The Verdict:

Needless to say, my son really enjoys reading the books and using the app. Both are easy to use. I didn’t need to give him instructions at all since he’s a techie kid who has used several apps already.

We love that the information provided are interesting and fun to learn. It’s good to note that the books are realistically designed and based on the latest scientific research.

Even if you don’t read the info, you’ll be entertained already by the colorful pages. The photos are really amazing. But of course, it’s even more amazing when you see them on 3D because you can make them move around.

If there’s one thing I would have loved for this book to have, it would be to feature more animals on each book. But don’t fret if your kid finishes one book, there are other versions also available such as the EVO Dino, EVO Animal, EVO Bird, EVO Herptile, and EVO Farm Animal books. Ziggy has already told me he wants the other versions as well!

I definitely recommend parents and kids to try these books. They’re highly educational. They’re good supplementary material for your kids’ science textbooks. I, for one, am going to use these books and apps for our homeschool.

For more information about the EVO Bug and EVO Ocean smart books, visit www.kidoozi.com.


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12 Comments

  1. This is a nice way to teach Science, buhay na buhay ang animals. I’ve noticed that toys and books are using apps na. I was also surprised when my son wants me to download an app for his LEGO.

  2. Another nice application for kids! This makes learning too much more fun. kids nowadays are so blessed to have innovations like these.

  3. Wow! I guess I also need that for my boys. Hope it makes them really interested in this kind of stuff. Awesome review!

  4. I feel like the world now needs more books than gadgets. Gadgets sometimes tempts the kids to play rather than use them for educational purposes. More books for the kids! 🙂

  5. Wow this is sooo nice!!! Haven’t bought a book like that yet. I’m sure our resident bookworm would find these books really exciting! 😀

  6. Looks cute and very educational. I should get this for my friend’s kid birthday 🙂

  7. It’s amazing how many educational books are tied to apps these days, it makes learning so much more fun for kids and Moms too!;)

  8. Such a cool way to make Science fun and interesting for kids! My son will love this book, too!

  9. Ay, ang ganda nito! I bet Nate will love this. He’s never had a 3d book yet. And for 700 sa 32 pages, I think it’s reasonable. Sana ay makabili din for Nate soon. He loves reading and can read so many words already. Nakakatuwa naman ‘to!
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  10. An example of evolution of books to gear up with technology. One great way to persuade kids to learn by using gadgets that they love to use nowadays

  11. Technology nowadays are superb! These AR thing is becoming so popular, pati ba naman books haha. Children who doesn’t like to read much will be encouraged by this technology and it will help more kids to enjoy learning. 🙂
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  12. Wow! These are cool books which could be enjoyed well by the kids in this generation, something which we did not have while we were growing up as kids.

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