What we love…
A variety of interesting learning games and fun activities that are age-appropriate for preschoolers.
What we’d love to see…
An option to choose the level of difficulty or randomised difficulty, separate controls for sound effects and background music, ability to reset individual games.
A deceptively simple educational app for developing pre-academic skills for preschoolers.
Tiny Play Box HD – Ten Fun and Simple Educational Activities for Kids by Approviders ltd contains 10 different preschool learning games and fun activities that will keep preschoolers gainfully engaged for a period of time. There are no verbal or written instructions in this app but the games/activities are easy to pick up and all children can play regardless of the languages they use. It is also kid-safe, making it a suitable choice of educational app to consider for your preschoolers.
All the 10 games/activites are accessible from the main page and the game icons are self-explanatory. The learning games start off easy and become progressively more difficult but as your preschoolers play more, they will begin to get different difficulty levels of play. While this random factor gives more variety to each game, I think it’s better to also provide an option to choose the level of difficulty appropriate for the child.
First, kids are shown between 4 and 16 color or picture cards and they have to find pairs of the same color or picture cards. At the higher level of difficulty, the game becomes a memory match game where the cards are turned over and kids have to remember the card positions and find the matching pairs from memory. Kids can tap on the bear character to skip the current set of cards.
2-4 color/picture cards are flashed for a second and then turned over immediately. Another card is shown and your child has to recall which of the earlier cards matches with it. This forces your child to stay focused while developing his visual memory. Again, kids are able to change the current set of cards by tapping the bear.
This is an endless game of keeping hungry kids away from the food table by tapping them (and turning them to creature balls) before they reach the food.
Catch the Balloons
Tilt the iPad to move the bear sideways to catch the falling balloons. The balloons drop one at a time and they blink once before dropping, giving kids time to react and plan.
Kids help the bear to catch the ‘wanted fish’ from among other similar fishes. This works on visual discrimination and eye tracking as the kids observe the moving fishes.
Features a 16-color palette, paint or pencil mode, 6 stickers, 7 background designs and ability to save up to 8 pieces of work. I like that you can use your own photos as background as well!
Kids use their matching skills to serve the correct food to the animals. This is the only game that requires your child to drag items instead of tapping.
Two bears are bouncing a ball back and forth to each other and your kids have to tap each bear at the correct moment to keep the ball up. As the game progresses, more balls are bounced at the same time and it can be quite challenging for younger kids. I like this game the most as it keeps the players alert at all times and requires quite accurate timing and distance judgement. The speed in this game is reasonable, not too fast but it gets faster as the game progresses, which builds faster reaction time.
Baby Mouse is to secure pieces of cheese and bring them to the King Mouse. Some of the cheese is hidden behind other items and kids have to think about how to retrieve the cheese and not bring unwanted items to the King Mouse. Great for exercising problem solving!
The objective of this game is to get the owl to pop the gnomes by tapping the spot where the owl should fly to in order to reach the gnomes. Your kids can plan to guide the owl in such a way that more gnomes can be popped in one movement.
The design of the games is simple and clean with cartoon illustrations, there is no time limit and no penalty for mistakes, only positive reinforcement for good work. The app is kid-safe and there are lots to do that will keep your child engaged for a long time. The games are all very easy to play but they are deceptively simple. Tiny Play Box HD has a good collection of fun learning games that supports your preschoolers’ intellectual development (like problem solving, observation, concentration, matching, visual discrimination), motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Worth checking out as an app for developing pre-academic skills.
Tiny Play Box Hd – Ten fun and simple educational activities for kids – approviders ltd
Requirements: Compatible with
Size: 0 MB
Tiny Play Box – Ten fun games in one , toddlers and preschool aged children – approviders ltd
Tiny Play Box - Fun Educational Activities For Toddlers
by approviders ltd
Category: Education, Family, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 30.79 MB
NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.
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