5/08/2014

Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games for Girls and Boys


I was given the opportunity to try out the full version of the Kid's Academy Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games for Girls and Boys App in exchange for an honest review. 
My son has previously used the free app and enjoyed it so I was more than happy to try out the full version with him. 

The games available include tracing, ABCS, phonics songs, math and letter quizzes, Montessori games, and worksheets.
The games on this app are most appropriate for kids 5 and under.

My son is 5 years old and is being home schooled. I love these sorts of apps because not only is he learning something, but he is doing it in a fun way. Like I've stated before in a previous review-- I believe that kids will learn a lot more if they are having fun while doing it. They will want to play the games more often if it's a game. At least, I've learned that about my son in particular. I do wish that the games were just slightly more challenging though...

These games do have great graphics and characters that younger children are entertained by. 
Although my son already knows his ABCs, numbers, colors, shapes, how to write, and how to read, these sorts of games are simply a good way to refresh his memory--excellent practice. I like including these sorts of games in his home school curriculum. I think it is good even if your young child is in school as well.
I also love that there is a parent mode available so that you can track your young child's progress, their weaknesses and their strengths. This way you can know which areas you can work on with them. 
The only thing that I am not too crazy about are the ads that pop up during game play. I think that it is unnecessary especially if you are paying around $10 for a game. I can see why many free apps do this (even then I don't like them...) but when you are paying actual money, I think that you should have the option to keep the ads from showing up.

Anyway, the app is great for younger kids. Yes I keep emphasizing on the words "young" and "younger" children because I think that the games are things that most kids 6 and up probably already know. Kids older than this may get slightly bored if the games are too easy for them. The title does say Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games so kids above that age group may not enjoy this app as much as kids in those grades.

You can buy and download this game from iTunes for your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. You can also try the free app on your android device from Amazon.

**Disclaimer: Although I was compensated for this review, all opinions expressed are solely my own, and not influenced in anyway.**