MarcoPolo Ocean goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

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Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion in iTunes, and this week’s selection is MarcoPolo Ocean. This means that the game, which is highly rated in the kids-education-puzzler category, is going to be free from now through next Thursday—a handsome savings of $3.

The concept of MarcoPolo Ocean is pretty simple. It’s a digital sandbox of sorts, where kids are encouraged to do things like explore the deep sea, build a coral reef, and much more. Plus, its animations and playful narration help reinforce vocabulary, ocean concepts and other attributes.

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From App Store Editors’ Notes:

Children will love discovering the sea with this fun interactive playset. As kids complete the colorful animated puzzles, they’ll learn about the amazing marine creatures and vehicles populating a delightfully bustling ocean. Young divers can explore the depths in surprising ways—even making dolphins jump for joy. Complete the parental tips for continuing the experience through books, activities, and discussion, it’s an engaging intro to the wonders beneath the waves.

And here is a clip of the game in action:

MarcoPolo Ocean has a rating of 4.5 stars on nearly 400 reviews in iTunes, and you can find it here for both iPhone and iPad for free.