Avokiddo ABC Ride by Avokiddo – Review

Avokiddo ABC Ride by Avokiddo – Review



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What we love…

engaging, bright colorful animations that help children practice their ABC’s in a fun and interactive way

What we’d love to see…

Tracking in the parent dashboard for areas of improvement

Summary

Top notch ABC app that also teaches spelling and phonics in a fun and engaging way

Our Rating

Avokiddo ABC Ride by Avokiddo is a universal app for iOS designed to help your children learn their ABC’s in a fun and interactive way with Beck and Bo. This app allows your children to ride a bike along a path and for each letter there is a “stop” where they learn and practice a specific letter while having trying out each letter in a way that helps them remember. The app not only practices letters, it also includes spelling practice, a game along with each letter along with interactions which help children remember each letter and familiarize them with a specific word to remember it. This app practices expressive and receptive language, spelling, fine motor skills including dragging, gripping and pinching.

My son loved the magnet and spelling out the various words in the app – I liked that he could put the letters on in whatever way he wanted to as long as they were correct, however, it would be nice to see a setting that requires the letters to be put on in sequential order. The app allows for exploration and pairing of words that begin with the appropriate letter, through a game like setting that encourages children to play while learning which is an outstanding way to engage and teach. I also liked that the app taught phonetic sounds as well as the ability to sound words out – this encourages early literacy and pre-reading skills among the youngest children and encourages them to pair sounds with specific letters.

In terms of enhancements, I would like to see the ability to “turn off” the additional apps button in the parent dashboard. Even though it is child locked, my son asked why we couldn’t get the other apps. I would also like to see a percentage correct when the spelling activity is done as well as some basic reporting available in the parent area as well.

This is one of our favorite ABC apps today and provides great educational content and activities for children that engage and teach at the same time.

 

Avokiddo ABC Ride – AVOKIDDO

Avokiddo ABC Ride - Fun Alphabet & Spelling Games
Avokiddo ABC Ride - Fun Alphabet & Spelling Games
by AVOKIDDO

Category: Education, Games, Puzzle, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 113.34 MB

$2.99USD

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 Get Water! by Decode Global- an Endless Runner App Designed to Entertain and Educate

Get Water! by Decode Global- an Endless Runner App Designed to Entertain and Educate



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Get Water!

Decode Global is a developer with a mission, they aim to create fun, entertaining apps that also teach about important global issues. Their first app Get Water! is a fun,addictive, endless runner app that stars Maya a young girl who keeps getting pulled out of school to collect clean drinking water for her family. Saturday March 22nd has been declared World Water Day 2014 by the United Nations and to celebrate and raise awareness Decode Global has made Get Water! FREE from March 21st-24th, then it will revert to paid. The app contains no adverts, in-app purchases or social media links. It is available for iOS and Android.

Get Water!  is an endless runner app that is challenging, yet intuitive to learn. The aim of the game is for Maya to collect as much clean water as possible, avoiding collecting dirty water.  There is a tutorial in the app that shows the basic gameplay. To control where Maya runs you draw a line under her feet, drawing a longer line lets her go higher and stay in the air longer. Maya collects water in the jar on her head by running and jumping through raindrops. If she runs through dirty water (red drops) she loses water, and there are special objects for her to collect such as jerry cans and mangos that will give her more water. Each time you play thee are new challenges and meeting them gives Maya more water. Collecting water isn’t all plain sailing however, there are Peacocks, Flying Turtles and Monkeys that  get in Maya’s way and break her pot. As the player progresses through the game they can unlock upgrades-skills and supplies that help Maya collect more water, purify and protect the water she has.

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Get Water! is a fun and addictive game, but it also helps to educate the player about the importance of clean drinking water and the effect  it has on daily lives of those in third world countries. Between games the players are given simple facts about water usage and availability and as they play the game they unlock Maya’s story. Maya’s story is told as a series of short, wordless, animated videos showing Maya being taken out of school to collect water for her family, and how things like the simple availability of a water pump can mean she gets to spend more time in school and less collecting water. The developer has partnered with  charity: water  in this app and it includes an information about their work and a % of the app revenue goes to them.

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This is a really fun, simple yet addicting endless runner app with a message. The controls are easy to use, but the app is still challenging and has new skills to unlock and challenges to meet. Players will enjoy playing, but at the same time become more aware of the importance of easy access to clean drinking water, and how it effects not only the health but also the education of young girls like Maya. The developer recommends it for ages 9-11 but it will I believe appeal to a much larger age range from early elementary school right up to adult. I would highly recommend downloading it today!

Free lesson plans for teachers are available here.

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 Language Skill Builder – Central Place for the Special Needs ABA Training by Pawel Maczewski – Review and Giveaway

Language Skill Builder – Central Place for the Special Needs ABA Training by Pawel Maczewski – Review and Giveaway



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What we love…

A variety of language concepts with different difficulty levels and the large number of questions.

What we’d love to see…

Ability to customize each user’s preferences in the settings.

Summary

An app with a large question bank for learning basic and advanced language concepts and improving language comprehension skills.

Our Rating

Language skill builder is an straightforward app that helps users develop language skills through short quizes covering a variety of language concepts. It is easy to use and you can create multiple user profiles, each with detailed data collection and reports.

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What struck me when I looked at the language concepts targeted in this app is the inclusion of advanced and abstract concepts that are typically not available in apps. The app comes with 11 modules:-

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* Receptive Language modules – Shapes (Find the octagon), Colors (Find green), Animals (Find the leopard), Animals by Class (Find an animal), Food (Find the Carrot), Food by Class (Find a Food)
* Yes or No questions (Is this the mirror?)
* Big or Little (Find Big)
* Fact or Opinion (Is this a fact or an opinion? The sun is yellow.)
* Facts Finding (Find a fact. Dogs are better than cats. Football is a sport.)
* Abstract Language: Proverbs

5 more modules – Advanced Facts Finding, Advanced Fact or Opinion, Same or Different, Receptive Numbers and Letters are available as in-app purchases.

 

 

What I like about this app is that the number of questions, modules and graphics continue to grow over time, many of these come free with each new update. I understand that there are 2 free modules (receptive toys and receptive toys by class) waiting to be added. 2 more text-based question modules focusing on identifying other people’s emotions, feelings and intentions are also in the pipeline.

20140321-214736.jpgBesides the large question bank (600+), the quizzes can also be customized to meet the users’ needs. You can set the number of questions in each round of quiz to 5, 10 or 15, and questions can be presented verbally, in written form or both together. You can also increase the difficulty level by increasing the number of response options (from 2 to 4 or 6) for each quiz question (in non text-based question modules). The questions presented in each quiz round is random and the answer options for each questions are randomised too. With these variables, the combinations available in this app is almost unlimited.

The graphic images used are clear and the screen is not cluttered visually. The learner experience is enhanced with error free learning as well as auditory and visual (star) reinforcements for correct answers. For the adults, data collection and analysis reports help to track the learners’ progress and identify problem areas. These statistics can be viewed in the app or e-mailed.

On the whole, Language Skill Builder is a great app for teaching basic language skills with an expanding question bank to meet your child/student’s growing needs.

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Language Skill Builder – Central Place for the Special Needs ABA Training – Pawel Maczewski

Language Skill Builder - Central Place for the Special Needs ABA Training Language Skill Builder - Central Place for the Special Needs ABA Training by Pawel Maczewski
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 26.18 MB

$9.99USD

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.
 Max on the farm pro by Andras Szabo -Review

Max on the farm pro by Andras Szabo -Review



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What we love…

Child-friendly features and good mix of educational games for preschoolers.

What we’d love to see…

A bonus game in place of the present sticker activity as rewards.

Summary

An enjoyable collection of preschool learning games for the farm-loving kid.

Our Rating

Max on the farm pro is a collection of 4 farm-themed games for children aged 3-6. It is a totally child-safe and child-friendly app with no instructions or set-up required. Kids just need to launch the app and they can start playing right away. The only option available for parents is to turn off the music.

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There are 4 games in this app and they are played in an endless loop of progressive difficulty levels of play. There is no end to each game, once the player reaches the highest level, the game automatically returns to the first level. With many levels included for each game, you can expect your kids to be kept occupied and learning for some time.

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Find the items
Set in a tree house, children’s visual discrimination skills will be at work while they look for 30 hidden items in 10 slightly different set-ups.

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Patterns
From the simple AAAAA to the complex AABCAABC pattern, there are 45 different patterns for your kids to solve. Pattern recognizing is made more difficult here, with 2 missing objects instead of the usual 1 and the missing objects are not necessarily placed at the end of the sequence.

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Matching
Players are to place 3 different vegetables, letters, numbers or patterns in their matching wagon in each level. There are a total of 17 levels with 57 different combinations of objects to match.

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Puzzles
There are 13 puzzles of farm animals (plus one of the barn) to solve. Puzzles are not too difficult to complete and the pieces snap together easily.

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Completion of each level is applauded and rewards come in the form of a sticker activity which resets itself when you closes the app. Perhaps another type of rewards can be considered e.g. a bonus game.

With child-friendly features, attractive design and valuable educational content, Max on the farm is a good choice of preschool learning app. If your kids love all things related to the farm, then they are in for a treat because this app is FREE for App Friday, Mar 21!! Download today and enjoy!

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Good lite version – Max on the farm – Andras Szabo

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Category: Games, Educational, Family, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 12.26 MB

$FREE

 

 

NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.

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