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Kids can learn about time, weight, length, and volume with Measurement HD. Touch-and-drag features of the games allow kids to set an analog clock to a given hour; compare weights, lengths, and volumes of different objects; and spell out the months of the year. Kid-friendly visual and audio instructions and clues help guide kids. The games are beginner-level and do not have options to increase the difficulty. More constructive feedback and more depth to the activities would give Measurement HD a boost.
Ease of Play
The app is mostly intuitive. Voice instructions help guide the learning process, and touch buttons are large and well-designed for little fingers. Kids can only enter five characters for their names, so this may frustrate kids with longer names.
Products & Purchases
On the home page, there's a link to buy more apps. Also, on the settings page, kids can easily touch "share with friend," which opens your mail and generates an email about the app.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Measurement HD is an education app that introduces measurement concepts to young learners. It features cute and colorful characters and fun animations. There are five games, and each covers a specific topic related to measurement. Kids earn stickers as they complete each one.
Is It Any Good?
The characters and animations in Measurement HD make learning about measurement fun for younger kids. Sticker rewards, sound effects, and encouraging audio praise add to the enjoyment. Kids will love using their fingers to change the time on a clock. It's fun to spell out the months of the year and to watch the animations after each month is spelled correctly, but the activity is not aligned to a particular learning goal. The comparison of two objects based on weight, length, and volume is great way to introduce measurement in the early childhood years.
When kids complete the games, scores are given as a percentage, which is not particularly meaningful. It would be more helpful if kids could see which questions they got wrong. Also, feedback for incorrect answers is not clear or constructive. A welcome change would be more specific feedback so kids can get a deeper understanding of concepts.
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