“A very disjointed and uninspiring romp through bizarre games”
This app has various games that primarily explore logic and math. The game lacks appeal and a programming bug causes the game to hang and the player to be unable to return to the home screen.
“Sometimes less is more”
The nine games in the Games for Kids 9-in-1 app are more of a diversion than educational. While fun and engaging, their impact is minimal. One benefit however, is that because of the wide range of games, this app could work for several age groups who may be sharing a device.
“Variety of games appeals to range of ages ”
The littlest preschoolers will enjoy the shape recognition game, hide-and-seek game, animal sounds and an one octave piano keyboard, while older kindergarteners can match upper- and lowercase letters, or build hand-eye coordination as they complete mazes, play games of basketball, dodge ball, or find the mouse in the Swiss cheese.
Kids can learn shapes, colors, and alphabet letters by matching movement with basketball, mouse hammer and dodgeball; creativity with drawing and piano tones; and object recognition with hide and seek. This app is busy work for young learners to develop language, literacy, movement, recognition, and art skills with nine interactive games, some with audio and text.
Find shapes in the environment - play basket ball outside with a real ball or set up a treasure hunt in the house!
You may need to be creative to find ways to find an educational connection to the nine games; but sometimes, diversions are good for "down time."
Point out the shapes of everyday objects from different angles. A can could have a round bottom and top, but will look like a rectangle from the front. Show your child a real piano or keyboard -- note the positions of the black keys and how they help determine which notes the white keys would be.
Parents and learners can discuss the concepts and content of the activities in real world contexts.