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Bobo Explores Light iPad book takes fundamental science concepts for school-age children, and injects them with humor, astonishment and whimsy.

Curious Robot

Children are accompanied by Bobo, a space-age robot with a child’s sense of humor, spirited sense of wonder and one special superpower – a holographic projector.


Tap Bobo’s antenna and reveal the working structure of scientific objects and physics phenomena – in interactive 3D!

Designed for children ages 8-12, Bobo Explores Light introduces kids to 21 light-related topics, like lasers, reflection, refraction, photosynthesis, bioluminescence, aurora borealis and the human eye. In each section, readers engage in hands-on experimentation to build a deeper understanding of science concepts. Supplementary videos, articles, animations and trivia are designed to meet children at whatever learning level they feel most comfortable.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Apple Design Award 2012 – Apple
  • Best Pick App 2014 – Tech With Kids
  • ON for Learning 2014 Award – Common Sense Media
  • iPad App of the Week – Apple
  • KAPi Award 2011 for Best Children’s App for Older Kids – Living in Digital Times
  • Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design – Children’s Technology Review
  • Kirkus Star – Kirkus Book Review
  • Best Kid’s App of 2011 – App Tudes
  • Digital Storytime Star – Digital Storytime
  • Editor’s Choice Award – Best Apps for Kids
  • Best iOS App for Kids – App My World
  • Selected among Top 10 Apps for Kids – USA Today
  • Selected among Best Kids’ Apps of 2011 – Kirkus Book Review
  • Selected among iPad Essentials – Apple
  • Selected among iPad Hall of Fame apps – Apple
  • Cybils Award Book App finalist – Cybils
  • Selected among Best Apps for Children 2011 – The New York Times


  • “We’re smitten with the way Bobo Explores Light teaches kids about physics, astronomy, and chemistry.”
    – Apple
  • “Jaw-dropping interface … Simply an astonishing app, worth every penny.”
  • “Bobo Explores Light will illuminate your iPad learning.”
  • “My kids (and I) give this app an enthusiastic endorsement!”
    – The iPhone Mom
  • “If you have an 8-10 year-old telling you science is boring, buy them this app and watch them eat their words.”
    – The Guardian
  • “Cons: Not a thing.”
    – The Mac Observer
  • “The responsiveness of Bobo Explores Light blew me away… it was created by a team of educators, and it shows.”
  • “I can’t recommend it enough.”
  • “For the first time in a long time I wished I had more than 5 stars to offer.”
    – Digital Storytime
  • “An educational must-have!”
  • “It charmed the pants off me”
    – Fast Co. Design
  • “I could not feel stronger about the educational value of this app, the quality that each page offers or the whimsy, humor and interactions that will keep kids involved until the end.”
  • “Bobo Explores Light is an educational app like no other. If I had to choose one word to describe this app it would be awesome!”



The Bobo Explores Light iPad App includes the following:

  • Whimsical and witty robot companion
  • 118 pages of original content, edited by a team of educators with decades of collective teaching experience
  • 21 in-depth topics including sunlight, lightning, photosynthesis, bioluminescence, lasers, reflection and refraction
  • Interactive 3D holograms revealing the secrets of mechanical and biological systems
  • Supplementary videos, articles, animations and trivia
  • Engaging hands-on experimentation to build a deeper understanding of the concepts