You may remember the learning app I told you about in September called Safari Tales by Kuato that helped children learn Reading, Vocabulary and Reasoning Skills through games. I am super excited because Kuato has 2 newly developed pre-school dinosaur apps. These are aimed at younger children and feature cute and colorful dinosaurs from their Dino Tales as well as a Christmas theme. Dino Paint and Dino Flip are the brand new apps.
I recently was able to test and try these apps and I am impressed. My young sons both love them and they keep them very entertained.
Dino Paint is an awesome panting App for young children. It lets kids pick their paint colors and brushes to paint 24 assorted Christmas themes. Each picture features adorable baby dinosaurs getting ready to celebrate Christmas with decorations, candy canes, Christmas trees and ornaments. There are even 4 blank pages so kids can use their imagination and creativity to design their own, unique masterpiece. The designs can be painted and erased over and over. Masterpieces you want to save can be stored on you camera roll so you and your child can look at them any time. Dino Paint is a great game for all little Dino fans and is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Dino Paint is only $.99 and there is never any in App purposes or advertising so games are safe for your kids to play.
Dino Flip is a FREE APP and is Kuato’s way of saying “thank you” to all the fans of their Tales games. In this memory matching game kids will try to get matching baby dino pairs. There are 4 board sizes, as the boards get larger so do the challenges. Kids turn over 2 cards to find the matching pair. The game aids in memory and recall and visual spacial awareness. Dino Flip features Kuato’s adorable dinosaurs in a Christmas theme. Dino Flip will be free throughout December as a Christmas present to all of Kuato’s fans. Again there are no in-App purchases or advertising so your child can play safely.
Let me know what you think if you give them a try.
Earlier this month we went on a family safari. My kids loved it and so did my husband and I. It was all our younger kids talked about in the following days. They are still bringing it up and asking all kinds of questions about the animals. They are so curious about the lions, tigers, bears, rhinos and more! In keeping with the safari theme, I want to introduce you to a great learning game. One that parents won’t mind their kids playing, because they are learning reading, vocabulary and reasoning skills through highly engaging games.
SAFARI TALES™, is an enchanting animal adventure game which encourages exploration in reading and vocabulary skills by casting the player as both adventurer and storyteller. Following in the fossilized footsteps of award-winning DINO TALES™, children join five baby animal friends as they explore a vast African Savannah bursting at the seams with wildlife, mini games to master and artifacts and relics to discover and collect. Throughout their in-game adventures, kids learn countless facts and figures about the various environments, their inhabitants and items they encounter on their way, building knowledge and enhancing reading skills.
I downloaded this app on iTunes to try it out. My husband and I were both amazed at how much there was to do and how interactive and fun it was. You start out with an adorable baby elephant named Eshe. You can change Eshe’s appearance with fun textures and colors, teach her tricks and walk with her to find other animals and go on quests together. The graphics are so much fun and there are lots of surprises to discover at every turn.
You also learn about what your animal can eat and what is not an appropriate food or drink for them. All along the way you can stop and ask questions to your adorable Meerkat host, Darwin. The game has great music and realistic sounds that make it even more fun. I have only just started discovering all there is to do and I can see why Kuato Studios, is the world-leading developer in learning-through-games.
SAFARI TALES further feeds inquisitive minds through an adaptive gaming engine built around Apple’s SIRI technology. Curious kids are encouraged to construct over a thousand different questions to ask their in-game guide, Darwin, who will supply intelligent and fact-filled answers, aiding literacy skills in sentence structure, reading and creative thought.
At the end of each play session, SAFARI TALES uses patented technology to convert children’s adventures, discoveries and achievements into an incredible interactive storybook. Each new tale can be saved and stored to be read over and again with parents and loved ones, strengthening literacy, reasoning and inquiry skills.
I was happy to see this game encourages parents to participate in their child’s SAFARI TALES playtime through ‘Parent Corner’, selected from the home screen. From here, access to the game can be PIN-restricted, parents can set their child’s reading age and can control game length from a variety of session times, ensuring playtime fits the family routine. Additionally, notifications can be received each time a new creative artwork is produced in the game, allowing parents to monitor their child’s learning and share in their creativity.
Aimed at children aged between four and ten, SAFARI TALES has been developed in conjunction with pupils and teachers, to ensure that content is age-appropriate and game play fun. “Feedback from both kids and adults is invaluable for us as a studio,” said David Miller, award-winning teacher and now Director of Learning at Kuato Studios. “This participation in the development allows us to pinpoint particular opportunities where the child’s engagement with the game play, their creativity and performance peak, producing the perfect learning experience.”
Safari Tales is avail able now on iOS and Android platforms on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Just click the links and check it out yourself. You can join the adventure at Safari Tales and follow Kuato Studios on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Get a Safari Tales Coloring BookHERE!
About Kuato Studios
Kuato Studios is a learning company building fun and interactive products that inspire kids to learn the new skills of the future. Kuato Studios was founded in 2012 by the creators and investors behind Siri, to disrupt, innovate and lead the education market, and is working on integrating the latest cutting edge technology, like next generation conversation AI from SRI International, into a smart tutoring platform. Beginning in March 2013 with the release of Hakitzu, a game that teaches coding skills and problem solving, Kuato Studios has pioneered the next generation of educational video games. Through the recent release of Dino Tales and Safari Tales, Kuato Studios continues to be at the forefront of educational technology.
I was provided with a code to download this app for free and while compensated my words and views are always 100% my own.
School is coming to an end and many will be starting Kindergarten in the fall or preschool. If you are looking for an educational app to keep the kids entertained during the summer as well as teach them fundamental skills, your search is over! Kid Academy Apps for children have 2 great apps for learning and fun.
This free app is perfect for little ones learning simple math skills, There is a game where they will give them a problem and then the child helps a dog find which number in a maze is the trigh answer by dragging his bone to that numer. They can connect the dots in the right number order to form objects and number tracing. There are in app purchases to expand this app and unlock additional features like subtraction math facts.
This free app is a great way to teach little ones in preschool and kindergarten fundamental skills. With the use of a firefly incentive, when the child traces the number correctly the fireflies go into a jar and then it goes to the next number. There is lots of other tracing games too and some need to be purchase to work. With the free version you only get so many numbers and then you can buy the app to get the rest of the features with the in app purchases.
Educational Apps from Kids Academy Available on iTunes & Google Play FREE for a limited time!
Kids Academy has 3 free learning apps for little ones ages 3-6 that you can download in iTunes and Google Play. These apps are a fun way to reinforce and teach early learning skills. Your little ones will love them!
Preschool & Kindergarten Baby Books, Songs, and Early Reading Toddler Games
This app is great for ages pre-K thru Kindergarten. They can sing along with the interactive song BINGO, the letters appear on the screen as they sing and the animation during the song keeps kids engaged. The story Puss and Boots is also available on the app and is read aloud to kids as they follow along. The app has other stories and songs in the paid version. The free version is a good guide to see if your child likes the app before purchasing. The updated version has stability improvements, a minor bug fix and new content and fun.
123 Tracing Numbers: Montessori Math Game for Kids
This learning app for little ones teaches them how to form numbers correctly by tracing with their finger on the screen. As they trace the numbers, a jar fills with fireflies. The more numbers they trace the more fireflies go in the jar. Kids get a kick out of seeing the jar fill up to signify how many numbers they are tracing and mark their progress. The numbers have dotted lines and directional arrows so that they easily see the right way to trace the number. The goal is to fill the whole jar with fireflies. My son loves this game.
This App is so fun and educational for little ones. There is a great variety of things for them to do that make learning fun. I like that the app uses Montessori learning methodology. Through the interactive activities kids can trace letters, play matching, counting, reading games and more. This updated app has new content so preschool and kindergartener age children have more variety to learn early skills. My kindergartener loves this app.
Kids Academy develops mobile apps for preschool education. Covering all major platforms their apps are designed to help kids of 5 and under to master all of the preschool educational skills from letters to numbers and vocabulary. Having passed the ten million installs mark, Kids Academy continues to deliver quality apps for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media. The reviews above are my own opinions and are not influenced in any way.
Preschool & Kindergarten Books, Songs & Early Reading Games App
This app has added a new feature. Classic children’s fairytale titles are now available like The Princess and the Pea, Puss and Boots and more. Now with the free version you get just a snippet of the books and then you can purchase a pass for all of them or for an individual book. The books are beautifully illustrated and they app brings the stories to life in an engaging way that kids just love to see and they can also follow along with the text. This is such a fun App and kids love hearing and singing along with the familiar BINGO song. Kids can clap and sing along as they watch the letters appear in the cute farm scene with the adorable dog. There is an upgrade of the free version where kids can even record and play a karaoke session or just sing and clap along. There are mini games too that are fun like animal cards and kids can also make up and record their own stories. My little guy loves recording himself and playing it back.
This Alphabet Tracing and Math Puzzle Educational App is wonderful for teaching kids how to form letters and it is easy for them to trace the letters with their fingers. A very hands on app that will encourage them to form letters the right way and get them writing. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten age kids. Children can trace upper case letters of the alphabet with in purchase apps for expanded tracing. There are also fun mazes and rhyming games for kids and a purchase for an all access pass will give your child access to loads of great learning games.
Based on the Montessori learning method your child will develop and practice spelling, reading and writing skills while playing engaging games. Kids will practice writing their letters and their handwriting skills too! Kids love tracing dotted lines to learn how to form letters. The can form lower or upper case letters. There are fun mazes where they have to drag the dog’s bone to a word that rhymes with the word that the dog is thinking of as well as simpler mazes where they lead the dog to his prize. It is so cute and my little guy loves it! Kids are rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars for their performance.
They have updated this app and it is easy better it runs better and the graphics are more vibrant making them even more captivating to kids. The same games are there but the bright colors and clear graphics and animation make them even more fun. Great improvements on a stellar app. Kids will practice writing their letters and their handwriting skills with fun games and activities. Kids have a blast tracing dotted lines to learn how to form letters. I like that there are left and right hand modes, 2 levels of difficulty challenges kids.
Kids trace one letter with the dotted lines and then they try one that has no guiding lines right after. Before they are given the letter they hear the letter name and the picture of something that starts with that letter. You can choose to work on Upper or lower case letters. There are other games like the Alphabet and kids have so much interactive fun focused on a specific letter and learning vocabulary words that start with that letter along with fun graphics. Kids can trace numbers too and when they trace the number correctly they fill up a jar with fire flies. It is really fun and my little guy loves it! Kids are rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars for their performance. The free version can be upgraded to unlock more games and features.
Games that are fun and encourage learning are always welcome additions in our household. Recently I downloaded some Splash Math Apps for my kids. I downloaded the Pre-K to K and the version for Grades 1-5. I recently posted the following 2 reviews of them on iTunes if you want to check them out.
This fun math app is great for kids in pre-k and kindergarten. My son is in Kindergarten and loves math, his dad is a math professor so it is in his genes. The fun, friendly characters make the math games fun and kids learn and practice counting skills, addition, subtraction, compare numbers to determine which is greater than or less than, measuring, early geometry and more. If a child completed all the levels in any given learning unit they win a prize. If they get the wrong answer they are given helpful guidance to help steer them toward the right answer. This is a great app for little ones that teaches early math skills they will need to build a strong foundation. They get 20 questions daily for free.
My son is in second grade and loves math and numbers. It is in his genes as his father is a mathematics professor, lol. Anyway this app downloads easy and is great for kids in 1st thru 5th grade. It is aligned with common core curriculum my child’s school is using and teaches multiplication, division, number sense, geometry, fractions and more. There is an area for them to do their work and it offers 20 questions with the free version daily. This is a great app for kids to hone their math skills or learn some new ones.
Are you little ones wanting to play on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you might want to take a look at 3 free preschool and kindergarten learning games from Kids Academy!
ABCs Alphabet Phonics & Montessori Learn To Read app -Based on the Montessori learning method your child will develop and practice spelling, reading and writing skills while playing engaging games. Kids will practice writing their letters and their handwriting skills too! Kids love tracing dotted lines to learn how to form letters. The can form lower or upper case letters. There are fun mazes where they have to drag the dog’s bone to a word that rhymes with the word that the dog is thinking of as well as simpler mazes where they lead the dog to his prize. It is so cute and my little guy loves it! Kids are rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars for their performance.
BINGO-This is such a fun App and kids love hearing and singing along with the familiar BINGO song. Kids can clap and sing along as they watch the letters appear in the cute farm scene with the adorable dog. There is an upgrade of the free version where kids can even record and play a karaoke session or just sing and clap along. There are mini games too that are fun like animal cards and kids can also make up and record their own stories. My little guy loves recording himself and playing it back.
Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games-Kids will practice writing their letters and their handwriting skills with fun games and activities. Kids have a blast tracing dotted lines to learn how to form letters. I like that there are left and right hand modes, 2 levels of difficulty challenges kids. Kids trace one letter with the dotted lines and then they try one that has no guiding lines right after. Before they are given the letter they hear the letter name and the picture of something that starts with that letter. You can choose to work on Upper or lower case letters. There are other games like the Alphabet and kids have so much interactive fun focused on a specific letter and learning vocabulary words that start with that letter along with fun graphics. Kids can trace numbers too and when they trace the number correctly they fill up a jar with fire flies. It is really fun and my little guy loves it! Kids are rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars for their performance. The free version can be upgraded to unlock more games and features.
I hope you give them a try and let me know what you and your child think.
This is a sponsored post for Mom Buzz Media as always all words and opinions are my own.
Train is back on the music scene with a new album Bulletproof Picasso! If you’ve missed the band that had you cranking up the volume and singing along to Drops of Jupiter and Hey Soul Sister, you won’t need to wait much longer. Grammy Winning San Francisco Band, Train will release their 7th studio album on September 16th!!! I had the opportunity to review the album recently my favorite song was Don’t Grow Up So Fast because as a mom I totally relate to the message of the song. Angel In Blue Jeans the first single released can be heard now on the radio and you can view the official video below. You can pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon for $7.99. Be sure to watch Train’s hour-long live performance on the QVC channel on Friday, September 5th at 5pm ET.
Train, Bulletproof Picasso
1. Cadillac, Cadillac
2. Bulletproof Picasso
3. Angel In Blue Jeans
4. Give It All
5. Wonder What You’re Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
6. Son Of A Prison Guard
7. Just A Memory
8. I’m Drinkin’ Tonight
9. I Will Remember
10. The Bridge
11. Baby, Happy Birthday
12. Don’t Grow Up So Fast
Official Angel In Blue Jeans Video is below:
I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Explore the Enchanted Forest on Mobile in “Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Return”
Disney Interactive launches Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Return, bringing the cast of Disney’s original Animated Classic to mobile
Today, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs make their debut on mobile with the launch of Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Returnon the App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store. Players can now join Snow White and her friends as they attempt to bring peace back to the Enchanted Forest.
The most enchanted building game on mobile, Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Returninvites players back into the storybook setting of Snow White. This time, the Evil Queen has corrupted the land, and players must help the Dwarfs unite to lift the curse. Players restore the forest by crafting new buildings, exploring new locations, and mining for hidden treasures and resources, while learning more about the Dwarfs’ stories through all-new discoveries along the way. Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Return even lets players connect their uniquely made communities by sending and receiving gifts from friends.
Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Return brings magic to the popular simulation genre. The classic story of Snow White’s world lives on, this time with the audience’s help to bring happiness back where it belongs!
Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Return features include:
Players venture deep into the forest to rescue Snow White and all seven Dwarfs.
Explore new locations and discover pieces of the Dwarfs’ story
Craft items to restore the village and bring happiness to the forest
Players mine for hidden treasures and resources in a unique mini-game
Send and receive gifts from friends to help on quests