Tillywig Brain Child Award

To be selected as a Tillywig award winner, a product must have high entertainment and/or educational value. Toys and games selected for a Brain Child Award are exciting products that energize the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning. Tillywig’s awards program provides retail buyers, news media, parents and consumers with information and reviews of superior children’s products available in today’s marketplace. (Ansel & Clair: Dinosaur Trilogy of Apps)

Mom’s Choice Silver Award

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 40 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families (Ansel & Clair: Dinosaur Trilogy of apps)


Winner of a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award – 2013

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.”

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.

Educator Reviews


“The developers once again bring perfection to every last detail and kids can’t get enough of Ansel and Clair, the two intergalactic stars of all of their apps….Don’t miss out on another outstanding learning app by Cognitive Kid” – TeacherswithApps

Blogs And Reviews

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).

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.

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: New & Noteworthy – Ansel & Clair: Triassic Dinosaurs