Puzzles in general are great educationally. Although screen puzzles lose the tactile education elements, Wildlife Jigsaw Puzzle 123 is one of the best puzzle app that we have reviewed. When the app starts you select your board. For any board, particular animals are missing. Clicking on the animal bring up that animal’s puzzle. Complete the puzzle and that particular animal fills the space on the board.

The app is very well done. The illustrations are beautiful. The background music is average, but doesn’t get annoying quickly. You can select the number of pieces for the animal puzzles before or during trying to solve a puzzle. Being able to adjust the difficulty as the child is playing, is a great idea never seen by me in any other puzzle game. Once the puzzle of the animal is completed the animal name is displayed, and a clear human voice pronounces the animal’s name.

The app does not have any banner ads, but does have a place where you can browse their other offerings (acceptable by my standards). Although the illustration are beautiful and quirky, sometimes it is hard to figure out exactly what the animals are. This was not a problem for my me, and was one of the reasons to try to solve the puzzles.

Overall a great app. Wildlife Jigsaw was provided for free by the publisher. It is available on the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. I tested it on my full size iPad.

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