Are you having trouble wading through the countless apps in the Store aimed at toddlers and preschoolers? If your kids are animal lovers and youвЂ™re looking for something both fun and educational, with tons of content and lots of replay value, then with 12 games in one app, Playground 1 is for you.
The games in Playground 1 are designed to engage children as young as two years old but increase in complexity and difficulty so that children up to the age of six will still find them a challenge. Perfect for siblings to play together or for kids to enjoy with their parents.
The 12 games included in Playground 1 вЂ“ Best of Edition are:
вЂў ERASE [ ART ]: Little ones who may not yet have the fine motor skills to draw or color can rub away the silver surface of each picture to discover whatвЂ™s underneath!
вЂў DRAW [ ART ]: Free-draw on the blank canvas or choose one of 19 different animal scenes to color-in. Toddlers can use the paint bucket to tap and fill-in different colors, while older kids can choose from 3 different brush sizes.
вЂў PIANO [ MUSIC ]: Fancy some music? Free play on a keyboard with the notes supplied by cats, frogs, cows or fish!
вЂў REMEMBER [ MUSIC ]: Just like the classic вЂ?Simon SaysвЂ™ game, animals sing notes and your child has to repeat them in the same order.
вЂў FIND IT [ LOGIC & MEMORY ]: See if you can spot all the differences in each of the 22 animal scenes.
вЂў PAIRS [ LOGIC & MEMORY ]: This version of the classic matching game starts easy but includes 100 cards!
вЂў PUZZLE [ PUZZLES ]: 12 puzzles with 4 pieces each for the littlest ones and 50 additional puzzles with 8 pieces each for older kids.
вЂў ROLL [ PUZZLES ]: A вЂ?tap and turnвЂ™ game for children who would find the slider puzzles too much of a challenge.
вЂў SLIDER PUZZLE [ PUZZLES ]: With patience and persistence you CAN get the pieces in the right spot!
вЂў COLLECT [ SPATIAL AWARENESS ]: Help Mama fish through the mazes to collect her 5 little babies.
вЂў CATCH [ SPATIAL AWARENESS ]: Like вЂ?whack-a-moleвЂ™ you have to tap the animals as they pop up - but make sure you get the right ones!
вЂў COLORS [ SPATIAL AWARENESS ]: A fun, fishy, bubble flinging game.
While playing all these games in addition to having fun your children are developing and reinforcing all kinds of skills, including:
вЂў An understanding of object permanence
вЂў Matching and discriminating
вЂў Fine and visual motor
вЂў Spatial and bilateral awareness
вЂў Logic and problem solving
вЂў Independent play
This app was developed by me together with my children, incorporating feedback from parents and educators. Examples of some of the positive comments IвЂ™ve received are:
вЂњWow this app is jam packed! 12 different activities, each with loads of different versions of the activity, this app will keep your little one going for quite some time!вЂњ -smartappsforandroid.com
вЂњA very high quality app that is great value for money. Your children will want to play with this for hours... Undoubtedly a 5 Star and EAS Recommended app.вЂќ - educationalappstore.com
And you donвЂ™t have to worry about your children playing independently with my apps because I take their privacy and online safety very seriously. My apps include:
вЂў no links to websites outside the app
вЂў no ads
вЂў no data collection or tracking
вЂў no social media sharing
вЂў no in-app purchases
I also value your feedback so please email your comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org