Parents' Guide to

SmartKids - Learning Superheroes

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Parents choose academic subjects for kids to practice, play.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Free to try Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

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Based on 1 parent review

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Attempted to pad order

I tried to buy 1 thing for my grandson. At checkout there were 4 items. I canceled. I wrote about this on their Facebook page. They deleted it. I did two more times and they deleted each time. Then they blocked me. I did nothing wrong - they did. I do not choose to do business with unethical companies. If you insist, check your cart carefully! Also, remember, they will delete unflattering reviews.

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The games on this app will likely appeal most to kids who love arcade-style games and superheroes, but parents will like the targeted practice. In terms of efficacy, SmartKids - Learning Superheroes games have been evaluated by Yale's Play2Prevent Lab, and the math games did help kids' math performance. However, some games are a little confusing at first or just not as solid as others. For instance, some kids may struggle with the format of the algebraic thinking tower game if they haven't encountered it before, and others might wonder about the bat ray game if they don't already know about echolocation. Whether a 12-month subscription is worth $59.99 depends on whether your kid has a lot of educational subjects to practice or needs only limited practice on one subject and will go through all of those games in a month or two ($5.99/month). The good news is you can let your kid try 25 games for free to see if it's a good fit.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, phonics, vocabulary, Math: addition, algebra, counting, division, estimation, fractions, geometry, grouping, multiplication, numbers, patterns, sequences, shapes, subtraction, Science: animals, biology, ecosystems and the environment, electricity, energy, life cycle, plants, Social Studies: geography
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, problem solving, solving puzzles, Self-Direction: academic development, identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($5.99/month)
  • Release date: August 28, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Yogome
  • Version: 1.03
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: March 29, 2021

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