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MarcoPolo World School is a PhD-designed early learning school for children aged 3-7, offering a comprehensive STEAM+ literacy curriculum with 1000+ learning activities. More lessons and activities added every week.
Rated A+ for educational value by Common Sense Media and 2018 Parents' Choice Award® winner.
The MarcoPolo literacy curriculum immerses the learner in a text-rich digital environment. The curriculum targets a wide range of skill levels, from emergent readers to advanced learners. Learners are propelled by their curiosity to learn more about the content of the text as they gain skills in the following areas:
-Digraphs and Blends
-Handwriting/ Letter Formation
-High Frequency/ Sight Words
Our math curriculum exposes the learner to mathematical activities that develop number sense so that your child will not only recognize numbers, but also be able to use them with ease and apply them in a real-world context. The math curriculum includes:
-Addition and Subtraction Facts
-Counting in Ones and Groups (5s and 10s)*
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics):
Exploration is at the core of the science experience in the MarcoPolo World School. The main objective is to promote the notion that knowledge can be gained through exploration of the world around us. The characters model curiosity consistent with the development of scientific literacy and practices of science (i.e. experimenting, making models, supporting claims with evidence). Our rich curriculum includes exploration of:
-The Human Body
-Habitats and Biomes
-Climate and Weather
-Behavior and Physical Adaptations
-Living vs. Nonliving*
-Inventions and Innovations*
-Forces and Motion*
MarcoPolo offers a rich social studies curriculum to allow children to see how familiar concepts from their everyday lives manifest themselves around the world. They will learn about themselves, as well as gain knowledge of others. Topics include:
-Holidays and Traditions
-Music and Arts
-Major Historical Events
-Famous Historical Figures
-Resources around the World
The MarcoPolo curriculum is designed to facilitate your child’s social-emotional development and create the framework and mental process that will later allow them to plan, make positive decisions, focus, multi-task, have self-control and establish healthy social connections. To do this, the learner:
-Interacts with diverse characters that model positive social behaviors
-Is encouraged by narrators using process-oriented speech
-Develops skills in short-term memory through various games
-Is exposed to transferable language that can be applied to everyday life experiences to help with conflict resolution, perseverance and acceptance of differences
MarcoPolo World School Subscription:
-Subscribing includes a free 7-day trial (on both annual & monthly plans).
-Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
-Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
-Account will be charged for renewal within the 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
-The user may manage subscriptions & may turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase.
-Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to MarcoPolo World School.
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Introducing our brand-new field trip, The Bush! Discover Incredible animals like the Tasmanian Devil, the Frill-Necked Lizard, the Huntsman Spider and much more!
We also fixed some minor bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
7 year old wants to keep playing!
Dad of two girls here 7 and 9... In a mode of her life where our 7 year old is looking for sight words all around us on a daily basis, this app is making it fun for her to work with them and learn about other things at the same time. For example, there’s a whack a mole type game where a snow animal pops up from the ice holding a banner with a word the player has to recognize. Others are holding up other words so the child has to look at them all and recognize the correct one. Fun! Its snow creatures (from the polar lesson) intersecting with sight words intersecting with speedy recognition intersecting with a good time!
Animal characters are supportive when things go well and the app puts no pressure if answers are “wrong.”
There is a solid base of content and they seem to be adding more all the time.
Fun spending time with my little ones playing and learning! Keep it up!
I think the idea behind this app is great but it’s content is extremely limited, I didn’t find much difference between my 9 yr olds profile and my 4 yr olds. I thought it also said you could have up to 6 kids (profiles) but I was only able to make 3 which doesn’t work for me since I have 6 kids. My autistic son did enjoy this app but it just doesn’t have enough diversity on it for me to pay $8/month, it was very one note. I would just say do the free trial and see if it is right for you but I didn’t feel it was worth it. I gave it 3 stars because my child did enjoy it and it was easy to cancel my subscription through the App Store and I wasn’t charged, it just wasn’t as good as the advertisement I felt.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We offer 3 students per subscription. Our curriculum is designed with leading PhD's in early childhood education and the lessons were built to appeal to younger and older audiences. One of the unique features of a World School membership is that we update the app with new lessons activities EVERY week. For example, we just updated the app with a VEHICLES engineering field trip along with a new sentence maker game called Wordplay Mix and Match. We will soon be releasing ME, a field trip that explains typical things a child wonders about ie: what is pee, poop, ear wax, nose bleeds and more. We offer very unique STEAM-focused lessons that are not normally found in other educational products. We hope you will come give WS another try.
Best educational app that feels like fun!!
My son just turned 2 and can not get enough of this amazing app! It’s the best one we’ve found! He has learned so much and is already learning site words and body systems and so much information about different animals from all over the world! I also have and 11 year old daughter and nieces and nephews from age 4-10 who also love to sit with my little guy and learn with this app! I would highly recommend it to anybody considering it. It’s worth every cent!! Plus they are constantly adding new lessons and field trips to the app. As an educator myself, trust me. You want this app.
- MarcoPolo Learning, Inc.
- 368.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 MarcoPolo Learning, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- MarcoPolo World School Monthly $9.99
- MarcoPolo World School Annual $69.99
- Holiday Promo - Monthly $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.