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What's it about?
Follow the LEO'S PAD ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS appisodes in order. As the story line progresses, kids can join in to help the characters through various learning activities, which are disguised as challenges or activities for the characters and often include co-play options for parents. Verbal instructions and feedback guide kids, and parents can check out the reports on the companion app, Learner Mosaic, to track their kid's progress and see what they're learning. As kids visit the appisodes again and again, the games adjust based on past performance.
Is it any good?
Families will love these stories starring kid geniuses who want to help real kids find their own genius -- or at least learn their colors, letters, and more. It includes interactive elements that help kids learn everything from playing well with others to measurement. There's lots of support, but some of the activities' instructions and feedback can get overwhelming when they're too long or not entirely relevant to the how-to of playing the game. One nitpicky element that only adults will notice is that all the characters are non-English speakers, but only Marie and Teresa have an accent. By and large, though, this is a high-quality, excellent educational app for preschoolers with a wonderful customizable companion app for parents that could be a real asset in nurturing development of the whole kid.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about who the main characters grew up to be and how their dreams and aspirations as kids may have helped them achieve great things.
Download Learner Mosaic and link it up to your kids' account(s). Track your kid's individual progress and see what they're learning. Answer the detailed questions and explore the suggested activities.
- Device: iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, letter or word recognition, vocabulary
Math: counting, patterns, shapes
Science: engineering, astronomy, measurement, motion, physics
Social Studies: historical figures
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships, solving puzzles
Emotional Development: moving beyond obstacles, persevering
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free to try (First appisode available to try for free; additional appisodes available as individual in app purchases, or buy all for $24.99)
- Release date: March 31, 2015
- Category: Education
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship, Great Boy Role Models, Great Girl Role Models, Science and Nature
- Size: 296.00 MB
- Publisher: Kidaptive Inc.
- Version: 2.1.4
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
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