What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that U Connect is a puzzle game with more than 1,000 levels that quickly grabs a player's attention and holds it for a very long time. The object of the game is to connect all the dots with your finger without retracing your steps. Even very young kids will likely be able to solve the first few puzzles. But the puzzles quickly ramp up in level of difficulty to the point that even puzzle-adept adults will feel the heat. This challenging brain-teaser is a winner for puzzle players young and old.
What's it about?
First, kids choose from one of four modes of play on U Connect. Then kids drag a finger strategically from dot to dot on the screen with no backtracking to eventually connect all the dots. Dotted lines are optional, lines with arrows mean kids must go that direction first. If all else fails, kids can ask for a hint or clear the screen to start over.
Is it any good?
The beauty of U CONNECT is its simplicity. Who knew that connecting lines with your finger could be so fun and challenging? The few rules to follow here -- no backtracking, you don't have to complete dotted lines, arrow lines mean you must go that direction first -- are easy to catch onto. If all else fails, ask for a hint or clear the screen to start over. And the extra additions to the game, such as setting a time limit or trying to reach a certain number of puzzles completed, keep this puzzle app interesting many times over. There's also a free "lite" version of this game.
Families can talk about...
Try U Connect yourself. It's good for kids to see parents try, get stumped, and try again.
Encourage your kids to think through and visualize a couple of different moves before choosing. "What do you predict will happen if you connect these lines first? Or this one next?"
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, logic, strategy, thinking critically |
Self-Direction: working efficiently
|Release date:||March 15, 2012|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.1 and up|