Peekaboo Barn

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Open up the world-famous Peekaboo Barn, perfect for toddlers.

Inside the little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out! More animals, animations, and sounds than ever.

Work with your child to learn the names of animals and hear the sounds they make. Younger children will love opening the barn doors to find a new animal animation, as they learn about cause and effect and become familiar with animal names and sounds. Older children will enjoy guessing animals by sound, then seeing the animal names, which helps develop early literacy skills.  

Multiple Language Features:

We started with a child's voice in English. It's her real voice, which some kids really enjoy, but she does say "wabbit" and "wooster." If this is a concern for you, you can switch to any of 12 adult voices; our adult narrators say everything clearly and perfectly, just like the teachers they are. You can try many languages from around the world—or record your own language, or grandma's voice. There are tons of ways to explore the language of Peekaboo Barn!

Press the Language button on the Options screen to try them out.

—Choose from the built-in narrators: child's voice in young English; adult's voice in American English or Spanish.
—World languages also included: Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, German, French, and UK English.
—Record your own voice: We added this feature so parents, children, and visiting relatives and friends can capture their own voices and star in Peekaboo Barn.  Now you can record the animal names in your native language--or grandma's voice, or grandpa's--and, if you're recording a new language, you can save the appropriate written version too, and both will show up the next time you play. (Please note, we can only support the writing systems that are supported by your device.)

One of the first apps to be released for toddlers, since 2008 Peekaboo Barn has been downloaded over half a million times, and played over 70 million times worldwide.  It has been a top 20 educational game on the iTunes store nearly every day since its launch, and has been featured by Apple often.  It won The Best Toddler App Ever award in 2009, and was named one of the top 50 iPhone apps for kids by in 2010 and 2011.  It is recommended by The New York Times, MSNBC, USA Today, Wired, Telegraph UK, Ireland’s The Independent, Parents Magazine, and the Washington Post.

Peekaboo Barn was made for you and your toddler by artists and educators, not marketers, robots, or companies repackaging clip art. Our team has backgrounds in cognitive science and child development, and we’ve worked in educational media everywhere from Penguin USA to the Smithsonian Institution. When you could really use a safe distraction--in airports, restaurants, and waiting rooms--or you'd like to try something new with your little genius, Peekaboo Barn is the educational, artful solution. Enjoy! 

If you are looking for more Peekaboo Barn, check out our awesome sequels: Peekaboo Fridge, Peekaboo Sesame Street, Peekaboo Forest, and Peekaboo Wild.

If your kids are ready for a more complex game with the same great characters, please try Peekaboo Barn Farm Day! Many activities to try: for example, you can milk the cow, shear the sheep and llama, and pet the animals to sleep.

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Peekaboo Barn App Description & Overview

The applications Peekaboo Barn was published in the category Education on 2008-12-23 and was developed by Night & Day Studios, Inc.. The file size is 47.83 MB. The current version is 5.1.0 and works well on 5.1.1 and high ios versions.

minor bug fixes

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Peekaboo Barn Reviews


Kids love it!  Amber88767  5 star

My three kids have all loved this app at age 18 mo to 3 years old. It's very simple for them to understand and it's a fun and interactive way to practice animal sounds with them! We love peekaboo barn!


Boring  Speecpath70458  1 star

I can't imagine this holding interest for long. You touch the screen and barn doors open showing an animal. That's it.


Sure I'm not then then 5 but....  AMFC35  5 star

It's just to cute! I would love to show this to my little cousin!

Zach SLC

Terrible pronunciation!  Zach SLC  1 star

My son loves playing with this, but I can't handle him repeating the baby talk-style pronunciation of the animal names. Why would a vocabulary game feature incorrect pronunciation??

The Miah

Love It! (Well, my son does, anyway)  The Miah  5 star

My eleven month old son loves this game. As I write this, he's cackling away, opening the barn doors and dancing. What impresses me most about this game, or whatever you want to call it, is the ease and intuitive nature of the interface. As I say, my son is eleven months old and has been able to figure this out more or less for himself. As a treat, once every couple of weeks, we're getting more of the titles in this series, but so far, Peekaboo Barn is the one to which he has had the strongest response. I credit it as much to his growing intelligence and inquisitive nature as I do to the developers behind this app in concocting something for even the youngest children. I thought it would be years before I'd be comfortable handing an iPad to my son (and to be frank, I don't like him staring at or playing with screens all day like I do) but when he's threatening to spill the dog's water all over the kitchen floor again, empty out the movie cabinet, or aggressively peruse our breakables, this makes a superb and immersive distraction. Highly recommended!

Plantar jones

Baby talk  Plantar jones  3 star

Our toddlers love this app. But we don't like the babytalk mispronunciation of animal names. Great if you can fix that and also make the animals more realistic

Chi chee

My daughter loves this app.!  Chi chee  5 star

I recommend this app. I got this for my 1 year old and she loves it. I constantly put this on during our play hours. This app teaches her the name and sound of farm animals. Also teaches her how to go to the next slide.

Bein 740

..... That's it???  Bein 740  1 star

Paid 2 dollars to tap on a barn and then get shown an animal

I love Boomie

aeful.. repetitive  I love Boomie  1 star

I rarely find an app I dislike so much.. The sounds are terrible - my 18 month old granddaughter was pushing the ipad pro 12" away.. no.. no.. no.. she said.. UGH


Not happy with changes  Whattaday  3 star

I have used this app for years with my special Ed preschoolers and have always loved it, BUT the recent change to animal charicatures and unrealistic colors has ruined this app for me. The previous graphics were beautiful, wish they had left it alone.


My son loves this app  Loggy*91  3 star

Pronunciation of the words and the voice however needs to be changed. The child's voice may be cute but would prefer my son not to pick it up. Would give this a higher rating if not for that issue.


Great 1st kid's app - just needs 1 change!  ella..bella  4 star

1 change - to make the voiceover understandable and it would be 5 stars! Such a fun, simple app for small children to play if they love animals. Great pictures and well worth the money. The only issue is the voiceover is by a baby who is hard to understand and doesn't pronouce the names of animals properly! Frustrating as we are trying to teach those animal names to our children. Please replace the voiceover! Besides that my kids love it!


Too short  PirCapAdi  2 star

Great concept delivered well, but too short for the price.


Change it back  clurpark  1 star

Such a shame you changed it. Animals are unrealistic and my child has difficulty knowing what they are. Also the way the children pronounce the names of the animals is terrible. My child copies what they say and it is just incorrect. Had to stop him playing with it. Shame it was a great game.


Fantastic  ElaineNewman  5 star

My 14 month old daughter loves all the peekaboo apps, they are fun, simple to use and creative, highly recommend them! The barn one is especially cute.


Very cute!  Romana03  5 star

Our fifteen month old toddler really enjoys this.


Entertaining  Reedee25  5 star

A great app. Simple but effective. Keeps my kids entertained and teaches them to match the sounds to the animals.


Why did you change it?  Grouchiegrrl  1 star

I have loved this app for about 9 months. I have been using it with my son since he was 6 mths old to learn the signs, names and sounds of farm animals. I have raved to everyone about it. But this recent change is awful. The animals are not really any longer identifiable as the animal they represent. With the weird eyes they look like some kind of bratz version of animals. The cat for example looks like some kind of alien. My kid has been playing with this app for 9 mths and when it changed he no longer seemed to be able to identify the animals. I don't intend to play it with him anymore because I think it will be confusing now. The books and flash cards and other things we use show clearer representations of animals. Thank you for the great app for the last few months. If you change it back I will continue to use it - but in this format I think it will be more harmful than helpful to his development.

Darryl Lawson

Fantastic app!  Darryl Lawson  5 star

My daughter loves this app. She is 9 months and she quickly learnt when to touch the barn to open it up. This app is polished and of high quality. Worth every cent!


Great for the littlies  Judes7  5 star

My two year old loves this app! It is very age appropriate and also very cute!!


LOVE  k8len  5 star

My son loves this app. He gets so excited every time I turn it on. I love that it's helping to teach him animal sounds also

Elisha Cristin

Can't Get To Options  Elisha Cristin  3 star

It was fun the first time but when it comes to the options I follow the instructions and it still doesn't open! Fix this glitch so I can change the language!


Enjoyable  lbailey85  5 star

My 14 month old grandson really enjoys this app. This is one of the first apps he will play with on his own. I'm not sure how long he will play with it since it's pretty basic but, so far, he's enjoyed it for 2 months. It keeps his attention. It's definitely one that I would recommend.

Kristi Sweat

Awesome  Kristi Sweat  5 star

Toddlers love it!!

World Spirit

2-yr old loves latest version!  World Spirit  5 star

Since the recent update this app has become one of my daughter's (& my) favorites. I think the big eyes are great! We play it in English, Spanish & German.


Great for babies!  Jovet_Hunter  5 star

I got this because my 7 month old is interested in my phone. She loves it! She has already learned she has to touch the barn then the animal to start again. The barn is colorful, the animals large and interesting, and she loves doing the entire run. The sleep part is great, we play before her nap and she sees they sleep too. I have tried the other peekaboos but they are a little old for her. This is perfect for a pre-toddler. Other reviews said they want this to look like the other peekaboos but I think they are designed to progress- barn to fridge to Sesame Street to forest, etc.


My one year old LOVES IT!  Mini-S-Girl  5 star

Simple enough for him to use and navigate on his own. My only wish is that there was a bilingual option.


Good learning tool  BuSHDuB  5 star

My kid love the presentation and the anticipation to see if he's right. Cool app thanks night and day studios for something fun and educational that my kid enjoys.


Peekaboo Farm  Kaloose  2 star

I've had this app on my phone for years. The surprise of this newer version is the artwork, or lack thereof. And very odd since the artwork on the newer Peekaboo Forest is so attractive. I do like the additional animals, but please use the older artwork. Also, my little one keeps looking for all the animals to be sleeping in the barn, not just a few.


Ruined it  Smellyrunningshoes  1 star

New art destroyed what used to be a great kids game.

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