While our kids love the summer downtime, the US Educational Department says this comes at a cost. Keep your kids encouraged with continual learning during the summer break.
Our friends over at Shiny Things, an educational app development startup has developed a line of children's apps in line with the Common Core curriculum. The Common Core test has now been adopted in 44 states.
These app are designed to be interactive, engaging and inspiring.
With a strong policy to respect their users privacy, Shiny Things apps collect no data from users and have a strict no in-app purchases so parents dont have to worry about their kids accidentally racking up huge bills.
For ages 2-4, toddlers join Charlie the Monkey and his jungle friends catching flying fruits, packing the picnic basket, and feeding their animal friends across three fun and educational games that teach essential pre-number skills, such as matching and sorting. Shiny Picnic is also a storybook with highlighted text as the story is ready aloud.
For ages 4-6, this app introduces mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way. Kids will begin to identify measurement qualities and their relationships and lets kids experiment with weight and distance. Its also an interactive read-along storybook.
For ages 2-5, Shiny Bakery introduces early number sense through counting, measuring, dividing, and sequencing activities as kids help Alice the Zebra help mix, measure, decorate, then serve cakes and cookies to customers. Watch the trailer here.
For ages 6-12, Quick Math improves math proficiency and promotes development of mental strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed operations. The in-built unique handwriting tool improves the childs handwriting skills and strengthens muscle memory.
A challenging step up for ages 8+, Quick Math+ builds on Quick Math, introducing indices, negative numbers, and order of operations questions. It includes new game modes to test memory, logic, estimation ability, and pattern recognition. Watch the trailer here.