Tillywig Brain Child Award

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Mom’s Choice Silver Award

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Ansel & Clair: Dinosaur Trilogy of apps winner of 2013 Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Children’s Products Award

Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Children’s Products Awards were developed by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Toy).  Using extensive criteria she has developed over many years, Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Children’s Products are very carefully chosen from among hundreds she has reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. “Children learn best through play,” says Dr. Auerbach, “and these Best Vacation Products encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play. By making a renewed focus on summertime as a special time for choosing new products for children, parents help to improve their children’s development. This is a perfect time for parents to ‘take stock’ of the inventory of what their children are playing with, what is not being used, and what they need next in their development.”

Winner of a Parents’ Choice Silver Medal

Ansel & Clair: Jurassic Dinosaurs wins a Silver Medal in the Mobile Apps category by Parents’ Choice Foundation, “the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys”.  The Parents’ Choice Silver Honors are given to excellent products that, like the Gold Award winners, are designed to entertain and help children develop universally ethical attitudes, and rigorous standards and skills. Silver Honors come in a high second with one or more evaluating groups. Silver Honors are highly prized-like the Gold Awards-for production and human values.

Newspapers and Magazines

Best new dino-themed iPad apps for kids – USA Today

The “Ansel & Clair” trilogy of dinosaur apps is a must-have for any child who is fascinated by dinosaurs. By combining stunning graphics with cute and amusing interactions with these giant beasts, kids can’t help but be mesmerized. Adding fun mini-games into the mix, as well as an adventure story means that these apps will quickly become kids’ favorites.

10 Best Science Apps for Kids

If your kid is into dinosaurs, this award-winning app is for her! Set out on an adventure with the characters Ansel and Clair to learn about seven types of Jurassic dinosaurs. Your child will also learn science, history, geography, and geology facts through entertaining games, puzzles, and activities. A travel log is available for taking notes and organizing photos of the dinosaurs that your child can take with a camera feature on the app


For littles fixated on prehistoric beasts, Ansel & Clair provides the ultimate guides and interactive features. Adults will geek out, too, as they play with the allosaurus, stegosaurus, brachiosaurus, and more. Just be prepared for your budding palentologist to spout even more facts.

Educator Reviews

Top 10 Apps for Teaching Social Studies

For the younger set, where better to start than to go back in history and learn about dinosaurs? Children can help Ansel the alien and Clair the robot dig for fossils and put dinosaur bones together, then learn facts about 7 different dinosaurs. They can stop at the basic facts or go on to learn more. They can take pictures of each dinosaur and place them in a photo album, and create and name a dinosaur of their own. This app is part of a series of Ansel and Clair dinosaur apps by Cognitive Kid. You may also want to check out their apps for the Cretaceous and Triassic periods. They’re appropriate for children from pre-readers up to about 10 years old.


Ansel and Clair: Jurassic Dinosaurs is the second in their dinosaur trilogy and this latest app has hit the nail directly on the head! The developers have done extensive research, beta testing, and plenty of tweaking to bring an incredibly educational experience to kids through exploration and play. – TeacherswithApps

Blogs And Reviews

Top 10 Science Apps For Kids

These Ansel & Clair apps offer both the education I love and the entertainment she is looking for.

These Ansel & Clair apps offer both the education I love and the entertainment she is looking for. One of her favorite things to do in these apps is to travel back to the time period to interact with and take photos of all the dinosaurs. 

The Bottom Line: These apps are information and creative fun packed, and one of the best parts is their affordable price of just $1.99 per app in the Dinosaur Trilogy (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic).


My 9 year old and 5 year old kids love all of the Ansel and Clair apps- they keep playing them over and over- they have completed each app but they continue to play anyway- the developers have managed to make learning really fun!  From a former history-phobe, believe that you will learn facts by playing with this app, and amazingly, you will have fun. This is an app I enjoy playing with my kids.

Smart Apps for Kids

Ansel and Clair Jurassic and Triassic are the equivalent of 10-15 hours of TED and Khan Academy lectures with a dozen or more YouTube videos and a trip to a natural history museum thrown in for good measure. There really isn’t anything to which to compare these apps. It’s like getting an entire album of music for the price of a single.

Perfect for the child who loves to learn about dinosaurs!

Fun Educational Apps

Ansel and Clair: JurassicDinosaurs and Ansel and Clair: Triassic Dinosaurs two Top Picks… My advice is to consider purchasing the entire trilogy. Together, they guarantee your child hours and hours of educational enjoyment, learning about the giants that once roamed the Earth. They are definite Top Picks.” – Fun Educational Apps

iTunes Features

Apple iTunes – Main Banner Feature Ansel & Clair: Jurassic Dinosaurs