Monday, March 10, 2014

Good Free App of the Day: Leo's Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series

Join a young Leo DaVinci and his friends in a variety of interactive learning adventures.  This app by Kidaptive Inc. offers 5 "appisodes" that incorporate multiple learning targets including: number/color/shape concepts, following directions, social skills, problem solving and more.  Top notch animation, games, and music blend together to create an app that is both fun and engaging for preschoolers or early elementary students.  Set up multiple learners so the app can be used by several different children.  The optional Parent Pad feature provides feedback on your child's progress toward 80 different dimensions of learning along with tips on how you can help improve a child's skills in a certain area.  Leo's Pad offers a wealth of quality content for FREE.

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From iTunes:

Leo’s Pad is an interactive, animated series of “appisodes” for preschoolers, in which your child will join a young Leonardo da Vinci and his friends on big adventures filled with exciting games woven seamlessly into the stories. 

Parent’s Pad (a feature within Leo’s Pad) is the most comprehensive tool available outside of clinical settings to assess and provide feedback on preschool learning. As the Leo’s Pad series unfolds, Parent’s Pad will report learners' progress, analyze their activity using over 80 learning dimensions, and offer parents insights on how to help their child become a better learner. 

Leo’s Pad and Parent’s Pad break new ground for children’s learning in four ways: 

Kids practice skills from a comprehensive curriculum that features over 80 cognitive, academic, and social “learning dimensions.” These activities focus on skills such as color naming, turn taking, and instruction following. 

Games adapt as children play, providing just the right level of difficulty to motivate learning. 

Engaging stories from our Emmy Award-winning creative director improve learning and maximize knowledge retention. 

Parent’s Pad allows parents to easily track, assess, and guide their child’s learning in Leo’s Pad. 

Appisode Summaries: 

- Appisode 1, “Gally’s Birthday”: Leo and your learner make a telescope and birthday card for Gally (Galileo), then fly to his house using a homemade catapult and a set of wings. 
- Appisode 2, “Rocket to the Stars”: Your child helps Leo, Gally, and Marie (Curie) travel to the stars by designing and building a rocket; mixing rocket fuel; and steering the rocket through space! 
- Appisode 3, “Catch that Question!”: Your learner paints pictures; powers a gyroscopic racecar; captures fireflies; and helps Leo, Marie, and Cinder catch Marie’s Question Lab when a rogue flying belt causes it to float away. 
- Appisode 4, “A Splashing Good Time”: Leo, Marie, and Cinder need help getting the Question Lab home. Your child lends a hand by building sails; making a map; flying with new friend Fusch (Confucius); and constructing a bridge after the lab lands in a lake. 
- Appisode 5, “The Wishing Fish”: After hearing a story about a magical fish, your learner joins Leo, Fusch, and Cinder on a journey to the Wishing Fish's lake. In the appisode, your child puts on a colorful fireworks show; explores Fusch’s library; picks out “wish” items for Cinder; and helps find a way to bridge the river so the gang can catch the Wishing Fish! 

Other Features: 
• Fun and memorable songs 
• "Co-play" games designed for parents and children to play together 
• Designed for children up to age 6 
• No third-party advertising

Sarah is feeling very jealous that her husband will be on spring break this week while she and her kids have one more week to go.    

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