Injini: Child Development Game Suite

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Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media
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Excellent learning app's main downside is its steep price.

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Ease of Play

This app is easy to use, and instructions are provided in the beginning of each game as well as in the overall menu. Instructions are sometimes written, but also demonstrated on the screen with an audio explanation, and kids can press the "?" key for a visual clue during a game. In addition to the tutorial, each game (except farm animals) contains nine different levels that slowly progress in difficulty. For example, the puzzle moves from completing one piece in Level 1 to completing a nine-piece jigsaw puzzle in Level 9. Starting at Level 1, kids complete several different rounds (usually about 10) of the game. When they finish or pause and exit, a red arrow on the game's menu screen will point to the level they were working on, so they can return there (or skip ahead or back as they wish). The repetitive cues and simple layout make this game exceptionally easy to navigate for preschoolers and adults alike.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Injini: Child Development Game Suite is a set of 10 educational games, thoughtfully designed for preschoolers through early elementary age children. Each game has nine difficulty levels, which kids can progress through gradually or, with help from parents, skip ahead to find a fun challenge. The games introduce and reinforce concepts about letters, numbers, shapes, and colors, and these concepts are woven in with motor and logic skills like matching, sequencing, patterns, and tracking moving objects. The hefty price of this app makes it most appropriate for educators investing in multiple children at a range of ability levels.

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Parent Written by@sumpepandwong February 1, 2012

Try Injini Lite Before Making the Investment

Here’s a little bit more information for folks interested in trying out Injini before making the investment. Injini lite is available and includes 8 of the 10... Continue reading
Adult Written bybrenda r. January 31, 2017

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Is it any good?

INJINI is an excellent app at a less-than-excellent price. The app has a tremendous amount to offer, particularly for educators working with multiple kids at multiple ability levels. The graphics are almost universally well-done and smooth, although most (but not all) of the people or body parts shown are white. This app has the potential to really teach kids, rather than just giving them a tool for learning. The hefty price seems comparable to what you might pay for all of these games in board form, and their thoughtful educational design makes them stand out from other games. Still, with other apps like Bugs and Buttons out there with similar philosophies but remarkably lower prices, it's hard to justify the cost.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $49.99
  • Release date: December 17, 2011
  • Category: Education
  • Size: 341.00 MB
  • Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later

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