Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Children’s iPad App, LumiKids Snow


by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com


You may remember I’ve previously reviewed the apps: LumiKids Park, LumiKids Beach and LumiKids Backyard. Today’s review is of LumiKids Snow, an app for pre-school/Kinder children in iOS and Android.

From the developer:

**PRACTICE LETTER SHAPES AND SOUNDS:
Trace each letter’s path for your friends to sled their way through the alphabet, hearing letter sounds and names as you go.
**USE PROBLEM SOLVING AND SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING:
Help the aviator penguins by experimenting with different playground objects they can use to find their way to all the balloons.
**CHALLENGE MEMORY RECALL:
The walrus wants to find his seal friends in a fun game of hide and seek! Watch where the seals hide and use memory to find their correct locations.
**SHARE S’MORES WITH CUDDLY FRIENDS:
These yetis are hungry and are excited for you to share the marshmallows you roast over the open flame.

What I liked: As with the other LumiKids apps, LumiKids Snow is all about encouraging children to explore a digital landscape. There’s learning a-plenty but all the activities are about discovering through play, and the emphasis is on fun. I am fussy about art work in children’s apps but these little creatures and people are cute and appealing, not garish. Playing WITH a parent or caring older friend gives little ones lots of opportunities to develop vocabulary and discuss their thinking about the games.

Where to find it?

Check out my iPad App Reviews on Pinterest, and find more apps and articles via my Listly page. I’ll be adding this app to my List of iPad Puzzle Apps for Kids.

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