Playground 1 – 'Best of' Edition. 12 Fun & Educational Animal Games for Toddlers and Children
By Jan Essig
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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: 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 [ iPad ONLY ]: 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: Fancy some music? Free play on a keyboard with the notes supplied by cats, frogs, cows or fish!
• REMEMBER: Just like the classic ‘Simon Says’ game, animals sing notes and your child has to repeat them in the same order.
• FIND IT: See if you can spot all the differences in each of the 22 animal scenes.
• PAIRS: This version of the classic matching game starts easy but includes 100 cards!
• PUZZLE: 12 puzzles with 4 pieces each for the littlest ones and 50 additional puzzles with 8 pieces each for older kids.
• ROLL: A ‘tap and turn’ game for children who would find the slider puzzles too much of a challenge.
• SLIDER PUZZLE: With patience and persistence you CAN get the pieces in the right spot!
• COLLECT: Help Mama fish through the mazes to collect her 5 little babies.
• CATCH: Like ‘whack-a-mole’ you have to tap the animals as they pop up - but make sure you get the right ones!
• COLORS: 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:
• 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:
“Forget about downloading multiple apps to ensure all your kid’s favorite games are on your iPad. Install one and be done with Playground 1” - bestappsforkids.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
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+++ MULTI-AWARD WINNING APP +++
• MOM'S CHOICE AWARD in GOLD
• Featuerd by Apple as BEST NEW APP
• 2 x Gold Award for excellent learning Apps
• 5 Star EAS Certification and EAS Recommended status by the Educational App Store
• TOP 10 at the 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards as BEST ELEMENTARY STUDENT APP
• Kids App Award 2012 as BEST OF BEST
• Kids App Award 2012 as BEST KIDS GAME
• Part of Smart Academy
• Appysmarts.com Editor’s Favorite
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What's New in Version 5.1.1
Great Xmas Update - a lot new content and improvements for even more fun! :-)
• DRAWING: 4 new animal scenes to color-in
• FIND IT: 2 new xmas scenes
• PUZZLES: 10 new puzzles with 8 pieces + 2 new puzzles with 4 pieces
• CATCH: new winter scene
• SLIDER PUZZLE: 1 new xmas scene
• ERASE: 1 new xmas scene
• PAIRS: 3 difficulty levels for toddlers, kids and pros
• REMEMBER: 2 difficulty levels
• New Icon
+++ NEW: ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND +++ EXPLORE WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT +++
Download for #iPad: bit.ly/advplg4
- CHF 6.00
- Category: Games
- Updated: 19 November 2014
- Version: 5.1.1
- Size: 59.9 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Developer: Jan Essig
- © 2014 Jan Essig
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.