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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Super Home Hero is a short, funny, and educational game that parents and their preschoolers can play together to encourage good laundry habits and basic skills in math, science, and critical thinking. There's laundry all over the house, and kids need to help the in-app super hero kid wash, dry, and fold it by completing tasks for badges. Super Home Hero is easy to finish in a few minutes, and there's only one storyline, so this may be an app that kids want to play just a few times. Still, it's free, it's fun, and it reinforces good habits.
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What's it about?
Little Super Hero needs help. The laundry has taken over the house, and it's your kid's job to help get it done. First, get five "dirt monsters" out of the clothes in the wash by tapping them and counting down to earn your washing badge. When completed, a "Now It's Time to Think!" screen appears, which includes a question ("How does a dryer sound?") to prompt discussion between parent and kid. Kids then earn two other badges in drying and folding, which require critical thinking and pattern skills. An excellent, engaging game for preschoolers.
Is it any good?
SUPER HOME HERO makes a fun, educational preschool game out of laundry by pairing the tasks with fun characters and cool super hero voices and music. Created by the Fred Rogers Center, this well-designed app involves simple tasks that are manageable for preschoolers while keeping the entire badge-earning experience -- from washing machine to folding -- brief so that parents can sit down and play the entire game with their preschooler with just a few minutes of time to spare.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: discussion, following directions
Math: counting, patterns
- Skills: Creativity: imagination
Responsibility & Ethics: learning from consequences, making wise decisions
Thinking & Reasoning: making conclusions, thinking critically
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: October 26, 2013
- Category: Education
- Topics: Superheroes
- Size: 66.80 MB
- Publisher: Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
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