Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Giveaway and Featured App: Preschool Academy - hand/eye coordination, problem solving and listening skills

Do you want a game for preschoolers with bright colors and a variety of skills? Preschool Academy provides practice with hand/eye coordination, problem solving and listening skills, and we have codes to giveaway for FREE! The developer, Ebooks&kids, has been so gracious to provide free copies of the app to a few lucky winners. Save your $2.99, and get your entries in for your very own FREE copy.

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This adorable app has four different levels, each in a different theme. The levels increase in skill levels and difficulties, appealing to the youngest of users with a level full of sweets. This level reminds me of Candyland, which I absolutely love. Children will complete matching and short-term memory activities along with simple puzzles and mazes. The game moves at a good pace for younger players and is highly engaging.

The levels begin to progress into colors, letters and more difficult puzzles and mazes with adorable monsters to accompany. The app does not provide noises that will reinforce incorrect answers. It allows users to retry and practice their skills in a positive way.

Robots and musical instruments are the themes for levels three and four. These levels move into more kindergarten readiness skills. Children will be challenged in the learning process through the vibrant colors and engaging activities. The app has a very positive tone with a lot of positive reinforcement, which is wonderful for preschool aged children.

Smart Apps for Kids wrote a full review on this great app that you can read by clicking here. I really like this app for young children working around the 2 to 5 year old age range. I am excited to give away codes to some lucky people, so get your entries in below.

Giveaway will run through April 17th. Winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted through the email that is attached to their Rafflecopter entry.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

From iTunes:
***** PLAYING MEANS LEARNING*****

***VoiceOver available in english, spanish, french, italian and German***

It’s quite a challenge sometimes to keep little kids involved in learning activities.
That’s why “Education has to be entertaining and entertainment has to be educational”

Preschool Academy wants to focus on Cognitive Skills, one of the domains of childhood development. The goal is to widen children knowledge while stimulating their brain to produce and organize new information.

Young learners discover and learn in a natural and intuitive way by touch, repetition and self-correcting approach.

Preschool academy is divided into four different worlds which actually respond to four different improving levels.: Sweets, Monsters, Robots and Musical instruments.
 
Every world plays different activities. Each activity is engaging and easy to use.
Children travel around each world following a cute and funny character who flies from activity to activity and gets bonus and energy in the meanwhile. At the end of each world children get a “Certificate of Excellence”.
Early childhood education starts from Eye-hand recognition and Visual/spatial skills, Logical thinking and observation, Memory, Problem solving skills, Listening skills.

*Shadows games, puzzles, mazes, relationship and connection between objects and situations, objects position on the screen, memory games.

Only after that kids approach numbers and letters: starting from how to write and read them arriving to first counting 0-10 and alphabet.

* Children collect scores who are grouped in leaderboard on Apple Game Center
* no ads and no in-app purchase

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Heather S. really needs to catch up on sleep. The sweets level may have put her in a trance. Smart Apps for Special Needs was paid for a featured app and giveaway. 

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