Art Museum (Match'Em Up History & Geography)
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Art Museum (Match'Em Up History & Geography) uses games to teach kids the titles and artists of 43 famous, though occasionally violent, paintings. Kids can play memory with one or two players on boards of three different sizes, practice spelling the titles and artists of paintings, and take a pop quiz. Some paintings contain skulls or references to war, and one shows a weapon and blood. Picasso's painting also includes nude women. The app isn't flashy and has a few minor glitches. There is no real reference to history or geography within the app.
Is it any good?
The graphics and interface of ART MUSEUM (MATCH'EM UP HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY) are pretty basic, and there are a few places where navigating between games and pages is a bit tricky. That said, it's an easy and fun way to get exposure to these 43 famous paintings and artists. The images aren't spectacular, but kids will enjoy the memory games, and the local multiplayer option is great. The lack of penalties for wrong answers and the lack of score tracking make this app a low-stress activity.