What is it
Collect cool bugs in your net by dragging them to your net. Search in the daytime or switch to night mode to see what other bugs appear while surrounded by the sounds of nature.
Each level features a beautifully animated living forest floor complete with leaves, flowers, and of course – bugs!
Children can also design their own forest floor to explore.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I got all the snails!" - Boy aged 3
"You're getting the ladybird." (watching her friend play) - Girl aged 3
- Fosters curiosity
- Encourages an interest in nature
- Develops hand-eye coordination
What our experts think
Bug Hunt really appealed to children’s natural curiosity and fascination with nature – there was a lot of excitement when children caught another bug! The game felt really immersive and we love that children are free to explore and play in the leaves with no pressure. The app can get children thinking about what might be hiding in the leaves and grass outside and maybe even get them searching for real bugs!
This is a great app for developing concentration and attention skills while dragging the bugs into the net is ideal for improving hand control (known as fine motor skills). As the levels get harder children need to problem solve in order to find the bugs under the leaves. Designing their own forest floor is also good for creativity.
It would be even better if...
Children were confused when the net disappeared if they let go of the bug they were holding, so might need to be shown how to do this.
They also missed the area where they could design their own forest floor; this is found by tapping the plus sign on the home page.
- Brands: UbbaPlay
- Key Features:
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes - no restrictions required
- Languages available: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 9.2 or later
- App Types: Games
- Types of skills developed: Animals & Sealife
Art & design
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Understanding the world