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Highly recommended and rated 4.5/5 by Bestappsforkids
Recommended and rated 4/5 by PappasAppar
Editor's Favourite Badget and rated 86/100 by Appysmarts
"From time to time, we need applications like GardenLab, whose primary purpose is to delight us while learning: objective accomplished!" Frikids
“GardenLab has hooked my 6 years old daughter, she has been playing through almost the entire round. …As an adult, I think it has many educational achievements..." Pappasappar
AN APP TO LEARN WHILE PLAYING
Learn how nature works and fill your garden with colours! Plant, water and grow flowers. Mix colours and create new seeds. The options are endless! With GardenLab you will learn how to take care of a garden and have fun while experimenting with colours and shapes. Your garden is waiting for you …and is full of surprises!
"Kids will receive great satisfaction in watching their garden grow. GardenLab provides numerous educational opportunities and hours of entertainment...” Bestappsforkids
“GardenLan not only teaches kids about flower’s life, but also all the elements around it” iGameMom
“GardenLab is an educational and friendly nature app, which helps children to understand the cycle of nature and the process of reproduction and growth of plants.” Topbestappsforkids
VALUE CONTENT INTEGRATED IN THE GAME
GardenLab is a fun app designed for learning. To develop it we have selected some of the most important contents from official education curricula and integrated them in the game’s dynamics. Discovering and using these contents properly is necessary to advance in the game. While the child is having fun playing, he or she therefore experiments and learns lessons of great value such as:
- how nature’s cycles work: night and day, appearance, growth and reproduction of plants
- how some natural phenomena work: rain, wind, etc.
- how the theory of colour works: primary and secondary colours
- basic mathematical notions: adding and subtracting
- values of respect for and care of the environment
AN ATTRACTIVE, INTUITIVE DESIGN
The application has been designed to feature a scenario that is pleasant, relaxing and visually attractive for children. It is a space full of small details in which interaction is very simple and intuitive.
FUN AND INOFFENSIVE
And ...what matters most of all: playing GardenLab is great fun because it is by playing that we learn more and learn better.
There are no purchases in the app.
There are no advertisements in the app.
KNOW WHAT'S INSIDE
As a MOMs with Apps member, we follow the "Know what's inside" best practices for kids’ apps. Learn more at http://momswithapps.com/
I enjoyed this fantastic app with my 4.5 year old for several hours yesterday. Extremely visually appealing, this app covers the basics of begining gardening, including planting seeds, watering, and seed production. Kids learn to blend primary colors to make secondary, and then tertiary colors, in the process of seed production. Caring for the plants allows the child to earn hearts, which can then be redeemed like money for fancier seeds and garden decor. This provides an excellent talking point for financial responsibility, as you really have to earn those hearts through work before you can 'buy' the extra gardening items. Don't worry - no real money-costing activities (no in app purchases). Art, nature, economics all tailored to the preschool - elementary crowd in one place. Worth its purchase price!