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If your kids are like my son, they love to play with your phone/tablet. My son BEGS to have my iPad daily, and we give in because there are so many amazing learning apps out there for kids. Recently, we were given the opportunity to test out the Dinosaur Train Mesozoic Math Adventures App from PBS for the iPad, and we are loving it!
Dinosaur Train Mesozoic Math Adventures App is a great app to help your kids learn basic math and science skills through games, so it doesn’t feel like learning! My son’s favorite adventure is “Through the Window”, because he has to search for trees, plants and more while counting them! He has no idea that this treasure hunt-type game is teaching him basic math! I love that it has recognizeable characters for my son, the graphics are really great, and the games keep him intrigued. My son is 3, and understood most (but not all) of the concepts, but the 6 year old twins I watch during the day LOVED it, and were still learning new things from it!
Here are the adventures you can take with the Dinosaur Train App for the iPad:
Your child observes Buddy playing by a pond and watches as he discovers things in and out of the water. By helping Buddy put the living things in the correct order of their life cycle stages, your child discovers how things grow and learns early biology and sequencing skills.
Don loves to collect fossils, shells, minerals and more. Your child will help Don compare and organize his sets of objects. By doing so, he/she will learn to collect, organize, and present data in a bar chart format, identify and compare quantities and practice statistical problem-solving skills.
BUILD A SCENE
Your child will create his/her very own landscape using animals and plants from the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic time periods. It’s a fun way to learn and develop natural environment vocabulary skills and concepts from the different time periods and practice creativity skills. Kids can also save and store their favorite scenes.
THROUGH THE WINDOW
Buddy and Tiny are looking out the train window as it stops along the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic time periods. By looking for trees, mountains, plants and rocks, your child develops natural environment and vocabulary concepts and practices counting skills.
This iPad app will set you back $2.99, but it is well worth the money! Check it out for yourself here!
*I was given this app for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.