Requirements: 4.0 and up
Overview: Are you having trouble wading through the countless apps in the Store aimed at toddlers and preschoolers? If your kids are animal lovers and you’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 – Best of Edition are:
• 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 what’s underneath!
• 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.
• PIANO [ MUSIC ]: Fancy some music? Free play on a keyboard with the notes supplied by cats, frogs, cows or fish!
• REMEMBER [ MUSIC ]: Just like the classic ‘Simon Says’ game, animals sing notes and your child has to repeat them in the same order.
• FIND IT [ LOGIC & MEMORY ]: See if you can spot all the differences in each of the 22 animal scenes.
• PAIRS [ LOGIC & MEMORY ]: This version of the classic matching game starts easy but includes 100 cards!
• PUZZLE [ PUZZLES ]: 12 puzzles with 4 pieces each for the littlest ones and 50 additional puzzles with 8 pieces each for older kids.
• ROLL [ PUZZLES ]: A ‘tap and turn’ game for children who would find the slider puzzles too much of a challenge.
• SLIDER PUZZLE [ PUZZLES ]: With patience and persistence yo CAN get the pieces in the right spot!
• COLLECT [ SPATIAL AWARENESS ]: Help Mama fish through the mazes to collect her 5 little babies.
• CATCH [ SPATIAL AWARENESS ]: Like ‘whack-a-mole’ you have to tap the animals as they pop up – but make sure you get the right ones!
• 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, inluding:
• An understanding of object permanence
• Matching and discriminating
• Fine and visual motor
• Spatial and bilateral awareness
• Logic and problem solving
• 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 I’ve received are:
“Wow 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!“ -smartappsforandroid.com
“A 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.” – educationalappstore.com
And you don’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:
• no links to websites outside the app
• no ads
• no data collection or tracking
• no social media sharing
• no in-app purchases
This app has no advertisements