Preschool Genius Math Booster Zoo by One Monk Clapping – Review



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What we love…

Engaging 3-D animated graphics, ability to explore scenes, large range of topics covered.

What we’d love to see…

Data tracking, multiple player profiles, seesaw to visibly balance.

Summary

A a must-have preschool math app- it  covers a wide range of topics, uses auditory and visual supports, has high quality 3-D animated graphics, is engaging and FUN!

Our Rating

Preschool Genius Math Booster Zoo Preschool Genius Math Booster Zoo is a universal educational app from One Monk Clapping, it is available as a free download allowing you to access 3 mini-games. The full app contains 12 mini-games. It contains no adverts or social media links and the in-app purchase is behind a parental gate (accessed by answering multiplication questions). April 2014: there is now also a full version available without IAP.

The app contains a series of mini-games that work on different foundation math skills. The games are divided into 3 areas: Farm games, Forest Games and Asia Games. One game in each area is free, you can unlock any area for $1.99 or all three areas for $3.99. Both written and verbal directions are given for each game. If a child gets a question wrong they are gently encouraged to try again, and right answers are greeted with positive encouragement such as cheers, balloons and streamers.

Farm Games:

These are set in a farmyard scene and 3-D animated animals are used as manipulatives, the child can explore the scene by scrolling around, and the animals will follow. Touching objects in the scene will trigger narration about that object and sometimes trigger movement too. Tapping on animals will trigger sound effects and sometimes movements.

Counting (free):

This game practices counting from one to ten. A group of farm animals comes on to the screen and the student is asked e.g. “how many chickens are there?”. They can choose from a selection of multiple choice answers, but if they need more help they can touch the animals one by one and the app will count with them both verbally and numerically.

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Who is Missing:

A group of farm animals run onto the screen in a pattern, but one is missing. The child must choose the correct animal and then it will run to the group to complete the pattern.

Which Group is Bigger:

There are two groups of farm animals in the field, the child must pick which group has more animals.

Who Am I:

The farm animals are roaming around the farm, the child is asked to pick a specific type of animal from the group.

Forest Games
These games are set in a woodland clearing with a stream, ruined tower and tents. The child can explore this scene the same way as exploring the farm.

Addition (free) :

Two groups of animals have come out to play in the forest, the child needs to count how many there are in total. The child can pick the right answer, or tap on the animals to count them.

Subtraction:

Two groups of animals are on the screen e.g. wolves and zebras. The child is asked a subtraction question e.g. 10-4, they can choose the right answer from several choices or use the animals as manipulatives to solve the equation. For 10-4, there are 10 animals in total, the group on the right side of the screen (in this case zebras) represents the number being taken away, the child can tap on them and they will be counted as they leave the screen, the group on the left remains and and they can tap on these to see how many are left.

Missing Number:

Animals appear on the screen each with a number on, the numbers are lined up smallest to largest, but one number is missing. The child picks the missing number from a selection of possible answers.

Animal Match:

Lots of different animals are in the forest, and the child needs to match them up two by two.

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Asia Games

Hide And Seek (free):

A bunch of animals scamper onto the screen, then Asian- stye curtains drop to hide them, the child needs to remember where the animals are hiding.

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Shape Ninja:

In this game children get to hone their shape recognition skills by slicing the right shape Fruit Ninja style.

What Shape Am I:

The shape vendor has several shapes to choose from on his cart, the child needs to pick the correct one by name.

Balance the Seesaw:

A bunch of animals have numbers on their sides, one jumps on the right side of the seesaw, the child needs to add animals to the left of the seesaw so that the numbers balance. Once they have balanced the seesaw the problem appears as an equation on the top of the page. Just a small point but once problem is solved the seesaw doesn’t look balanced, it looks lower on the left side, I’d like the seesaw actually look level once the problem is solved.

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I think this is a great math app for pre-school children and some early elementary school students will find it useful too. It works on a wide range of skills from counting to 10, through simple addition and subtraction up to 10, shape identification, memorization, animal identification, patterns and matching. The graphics and animal themes are fun and engaging, I really like the ability to explore the scenes and have the animals come with you. The app works at different skill levels allowing the child to answer the question via multiple choice or use the animals as manipulatives to help them count their way to the solution. The questions change each time you play the app to keep the content fresh and engaging. If you complete a section you see a score for that section, but there doesn’t seem to be anyway to see how a child is doing in different areas over time. I would love to see individual player profiles and records of how each player is doing in each area.

Overall, this is a must-have preschool math app- it is covers a wide range of topics, uses auditory and visual supports, has high quality 3-D animated graphics,  is engaging and FUN! I would highly recommend downloading the free app today and I think $3.99 is a reasonable price for the full unlock given the amount of content in the app.

UPDATE APRIL 2014

The developer has now fixed the seesaw balance issue and has added multiple player profiles as I requested. He has also made many other improvements. A great app made even better!

There is also now a full version available with no in-app purchases.

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).


Sago Mini Monsters By Sago Sago Review




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Bottom Line …

Simple, easy creative play for young children. This is a great app for young kids- it is really simple and intuitive to use. Toddlers and preschoolers can use it easily even if they are only just starting to be able to draw simple lines or dots. The kids love how the monsters come to life and love seeing their reaction to the various foods foods.

Our Rating

Sago Mini MonstersSago Mini Monsters is the newest app from Sago Sago. The Toronto, Canada based app developer Sago Sago is a sister company to the famous Swedish children’s app developer Toca Boca, but has its own unique style. The app is designed for toddlers and preschoolers, and is simple to use and child friendly. It has a parental section with advice on using the app, and there is a “Sago News section” with links to other apps. Both of these are protected by parental gates and they can both be hidden in iPad settings.

The action takes place in a green,oozing, bubbling swamp – suddenly the top of a head pops up from the slime. The child drags it up from the swamp and they can begin to create their own lovable monster.

They can draw on their monster to decorate it- there are 5 colors to choose from. The tools are very simple for young children, just tap on the color then draw. They don’t have to worry about going outside the lines as the app automatically keeps all the drawing inside the the lines. Once they’ve finished decorating their monster tapping the check mark will make him spring to life as his eyes, mouth and horns appear. If they don’t like them no problem – just pull them off and the monster will grow a new mouth, eye or horn.

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Once the child is happy with their monster, food appears in the swamp and they can pull it out to feed him, he’ll happily eat whatever you give him whether it is birthday cake, garlic or even old boots. He’ll give appreciative noises when he’s fed, and be sad if you throw away his food.

When he’s full he lets out a big burp and a giant toothbrush appears to remind the child its time to brush his teeth. Once his teeth are sparkling clean again it’s time to get him looking his best- accessories appear from the swamp and your child can choose their favorites to decorate him. Accessories include flowers, bows, hats and even bandaids! After all the fun making and playing with their monster the child can take a picture to remember him by. The monster goes back to the swamp and the child can make a new monster friend if they like.

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This is a great app for young kids- it is really simple and intuitive to use. Toddlers and preschoolers can use it easily even if they are only just starting to be able to draw simple lines or dots. The kids love how the monsters come to life and love seeing their reaction to the various foods foods. They can create a totally new monster every time they play, and they can play in short bursts- perfect for a young chid’s limited attention span. It is a really fun, safe creative app for young children. It is most suited to 2-5 year olds, and older children with special needs, but my almost 7 year-olds enjoyed it too.

Sago Mini Monsters – Sago Sago

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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, 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, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 83.67 MB

$2.99USD

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Sago Mini Bug Builder – Sago Sago

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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, 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, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 76.59 MB

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).


Build and Play 3D – Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and More by Croco Studio – 20 appcode Giveaway



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Build and Play 3D - Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and MoreThanks to Croco Studio we have  20 promo codes to give away for Build and Play 3D – Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and More.

Build and Play 3D – Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and More is a sequel to the award-winning Build and Play 3D – Planes, Trains, Robots and More app (which we reviewed here), bringing you new colorful and exciting toys young children can easily build themselves and then control and play with for endless fun.

Looks like it’s time for kids to get busy because toys they can assemble in this app include:
• ATV
• Rocket
• Tip truck
• Tractor
• Submarine
• Boat
• Helicopter
• Astronaut
• Cars
• Satellite
• Bucket excavator

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And it’s all so simple, they just have to put 3D parts together to get the toy complete, so everyone is a winner! Adding each part is easy as the toy rotates automatically to help children put the missing piece in the right place. Also, they can rotate the toy themselves to check what’s done and see what’s left to add. Kids will have fun joining together wheels, propellers, wings, windows and other parts to create rockets, trucks, cars, boats and much more.

Once each toy is complete, it’s time for a background change and see what they can do: the tractor moving over the wheat fields, the submarine diving on the bottom of the ocean, rockets and astronauts exploring the outer space, they are all there to help stimulate young minds’ imagination.

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).


Monki Animal Builder by Monkimun SL – Review



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What we love…

Entertaining characters, animated body parts, fun sound effects and the ability to play with other children’s animals within the app.

What we’d love to see…

More ways to play with the animals.

Summary

Endless creative possibilities in a fun and playful app.

Our Rating

We’ve been having so much fun creating our very own animals with Monki Animal Builder. It is a fun (sometimes crazy) little app that springs up surprises with every tap and swipe that we make.

From the animals that hatch out from their colorful eggs, the body parts that come alive when attached to the animals to the accessories you use to decorate your animals, everything in this app is fun, fun and lots of fun.

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First, you help the animals hatch from their eggs and as they appear, they start to interact with you. As they introduce themselves – Hairy Ball, Pear, Butterfly, Potato, Snowman and Slug, you hear their voices and start to imagine what they are like.

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Then you choose one of them and begin to create your own animal. At the first stop, you get to paint the animal with cute motifs. Magical music plays as you paint and you can ‘wash’ the paint if you decide to change the look.

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Next, you get to select out-of-this-world body parts for your animal. These come in gift boxes and you can use as many different parts you want. You can rotate, flip or resize them and to remove any part, you simply flick it away! These parts become animated when they are attached to the animal.  Once done, you can decorate your animal with fun accessories or none at all. There are many choices to choose from and I hope there is more to come, the more the merrier!

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You can take a picture of your animal anytime and save it to the in-app gallery to play later on or for further editing. You can even upload your child’s masterpiece (or yours) to share with other players in the worldwide gallery and you can play with theirs as well! Take a look at mine!

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There are many animal/monster building apps in the App Store and I would love to see Monki Animal Builder outdo the competition by allowing the players do more with the animals that they create e.g. the animals can imitate what we say or we can have a few of our animals dance together in a party! That would be fun!

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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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