The hit PBS KIDS show Dinosaur Train, welcomes you to the Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.! Play through three math-based games focused on sorting, using a pan balance and counting to help Gilbert get Troodon Town ready for the big event!
Help build bridges so the dinosaurs can get around Troodon Town! Drag your finger to measure the distance between two points, then choose the two sets of logs that equal the right length to complete the bridge.
The dinosaurs are hungry! Add food to the scale until it’s balanced. When you’ve got it right, watch them chow down!
Put the dinosaurs in order by height. When you’ve got them in the right order, drag them to the house they belong to!
My Thoughts: I get excited whenever PBS releases new apps, not just because we are PBS Kids VIP’s, but because I know that the app will be both educational, fun and age appropriate for my daughter. PBS Kids is committed to making positive impacts in children’s lives by using educational content and positive role models. For that reason I trust PBS, as a Parent and as a Preschool Teacher. I know that I can safely share anything with the PBS Kids seal with my children or children at school. The brand new Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr! app provides three different games that help preschoolers build math skills. My five year old daughter tried it out and after playing all three games she kept going back to the Bridge Builder game. She enjoyed measuring the length and then figuring out which log set would get her dinosaur to the other side. In addition to playing the app, kids can continue the Classic in the Jurassic, Jr adventures with seven free math games online! This app is perfect for ages 3 and up.
Available on iTunes for iPad, $1.99
HEY YOU GUYYYYYS! Marcus and Jessica are stuck on Prankster Planet and they need your help! Complete physical challenges, silly brainstorms, and math questions in this exciting multiplayer game.
From wacky challenges to counting races, this game will have your team laughing and learning as you add, draw, discuss, think, act, problem solve, and dance your way back to Earth. The app is based on the PBS KIDS series The Electric Company.
•Digital board game
•Hours of unrepeated fast-paced games, physical challenges, and group activities
•Play as your favorite Electric Company member
These goals are part of 1st and 2nd grade math and literacy curricula and include:
•Addition and subtraction
•Data analysis and graphing
•Coin value and recognition
Available free on iTunes for iPad
My thoughts: The Electric Company app is geared towards kids around 6-7 or 1st or 2nd grade. It is a great multiplayer game. Adeline was a little too young to play it on her own but when we played together she enjoyed it. She loved that it was like a real board game where you spin the spinner and move on a virtual game board. This game would make a great classroom game for 1st graders. Fun and educational. Doesn’t get much better than that.
That’s IT Mom Erika
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