App Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com
From the developer:
In LumiKids Park, your child can have fun with these adaptive and intuitive activities:
Sorting: Sort squirmy little water critters into their correct water puddles based on color, shape and size, using cognitive flexibility as the sorting rules periodically change.
Visual-motor coordination: While feeding the flying “nom nom” critters, combine the use of several visual-motor coordination skills such as visual processing, motor planning and motor control.
Attention: While playing hide and seek, keep track of multiple darting critters as they hide, in order to find them - requiring a specific type of attention called divided attention.
What I liked:
Free is always wonderful, and I really appreciate the LumiKids Park emphasis on fun. Kids will definitely giggle along with the cute characters they encounter. Children can learn so much through play - there are sorting/matching games, hide and go seek, and little critters much like Pacman to feed. Inside the park a tap from your child’s finger makes things happen - swings swing and even the sun and clouds change.
I was also pleased to discover the activities would slightly vary depending on a child’s age. Parents are asked to put in a name and age for the child. This makes LumiKids Park much more flexible and targeted. The activities seem intuitive, but I think children will gain most benefit by a parent playing alongside them, talking things over, counting perhaps, and wondering aloud.
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