A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Care Bears Love to Learn is a free preschool-friendly learning game with no in-app purchases. The game was developed by the original Care Bear creators, so the characters look just like parents may remember them from their own childhood. The activities randomly rotate, with occasional reward breaks for kids to spin a wheel to collect a Care Bear sticker to decorate a sticker page. The learning content includes counting up to 10, matching, completing shape puzzles, music making, recognizing colors, and recognizing initial letter sounds.
What's it about?
The Care Bears lead kids through a variety of activities. Harmony Bear plays a song kids have to repeat, and kids put together a shape puzzle with Grumpy Bear. Kids help Funshine Bear catch objects in a bucket and identify objects that start with certain letter sounds for Tenderheart Bear. They pick colored objects for Cheer Bear and play a matching game with Love-a-Lot. Share Bear has them count pies. Then they get to spin a wheel to collect a sticker. The activities repeat randomly with lots of positive encouragement as kids play.
Is it any good?
The short games in CARE BEARS LOVE TO LEARN are just right for preschool attention spans, and the concepts covered are age-appropriate. There's not much depth as each game repeats without increasing in challenge. The real fun for kids comes with the Surprise Wheel, which kids spin to get a Care Bear sticker. Overall, the design quality is good and the games are fun, making this a worthy free download good for a bit of fun for kids interested in the Care Bears.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about which Care Bear is their favorite and why. Talk about how we all can choose to act in all those caring and sharing ways modeled by the Care Bears.
Help kids learn colors, shapes, counting, and letter sounds by talking about them in everyday conversations, while reading books, and while playing.
- Device: iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: phonics, vocabulary
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, solving puzzles
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: July 1, 2014
- Category: Education
- Topics: Book Characters, Numbers and Letters
- Size: 107.00 MB
- Publisher: American Greetings
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.1 or later
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