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Agnitus - Personal Learning Program

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun, effective math, language games; distracting design.

App Mac , Kindle Fire Free to try Education
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Brilliant Educational Program

Am surprised at the low rating.. have been using this app wih my daughter since she was about 18 months old.. it is a regular part of our home learning as she requests it daily and 2 weeks away from her 3rd birthday can already recognise all upper and lower case letters, read basic CVC words.. use a number line, add, subtract, divide etc. I couldn't recommend it enough! Agnitus is easy to use, child friendly, entertaining, and customisable. It also provides a handy and in depth analysis of your child's progress and moves them along with more challenging games as they progress, my daughter is already working at the 4+ level... I'd recommend this app to anyone who is sick of the multitude of pointless mind numbing apps directed at children as it is fun and educational and perfect as a support to homeschooling!

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age 4+

My kid's favorite app - Hands Down!

I'm surprised at the average 3 star learning review. I've seen first hand with both my kids the impact this program has had - the "intuitive" play of this program is easy despite what the review says... unlike a lot of apps that require a lot of text instruction that my child can't do on their own (which frustrates my 5 year old as she wants to do everything on her own) - this program just starts running as soon as one of my children picks their picture and with the games changing from skill to skill on it's own, both my kids will keep interested for a good amount of time (which is great for when we're trying to get dinner on the table!) I actually will lock them in on guided access and it's like having an entire iPad of 40+ apps just for them. Not only does it keep their interest but I'm also able to see what they learned and areas they are struggling which is important to us for our 5 year old. It's helped us focus on some areas of math that she was struggling with which we were able to address with her teacher at school and she's now doing great. My youngest started using this at 2 years old and within 2 months - she was correctly picking out the right colors of balloons and the basic swinging shapes in the games. She was hardly speaking those words yet she could identify them both in the games and in "real life" when we asked her. Best investment for your child if and when they (or you) need some screen time.

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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

AGNITUS- PERSONAL LEARNING PROGRAM has lots of well-designed games that provide great practice and opportunities for skill building. The app's biggest strength is the way the challenge level grows, so each student is continuously challenged at his or her level. There's also nice in-game support for kids having trouble choosing the right answer. Detailed progress reports give parents valuable information about what their kids are learning.

However, there are also a few games that are either poorly explained or that present information witout enough context. For example, the purpose of a counting game with different types of food might be confusing to some kids. Also, when a letter-tracing game announces that "L is the shape your left hand makes," more explanation could help kids connect this concept with other knowledge. The app's overall functionality and design leaves something to be desired; games jump from one topic to another, there are "posters" for unrelated games during transitions, and the audio directions sound unnatural.

App Details

  • Devices: Mac , Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, phonics, reading, Math : addition, counting, numbers, patterns, shapes, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : logic, memorization, prediction, problem solving
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (free to try then $6.99/month)
  • Release date: October 24, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Publisher: Agnitus
  • Version: 2.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later;
  • Last updated: February 10, 2020

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