Hay Day/Farmville meet Montessori for Thanksgiving
Edoki Academy, the French award-winning educational startup, today is proud to announce the release of Montessori Nature 1.2, an app offering a fun gardening experience for children from the age of 4, designed by Montessori teachers. Montessori Nature was designed to be highly engaging for kids and 100% safe for for parents; there are no in App purchases.
The story behind the app:
Nowadays, it is easy for children to become disconnected from nature in our bustling city landscapes. What if technology could help cultivate an engagement with nature that inspires curiosity, a love for its marvels, and in effect re-introduce our kids to the natural world? When designing Montessori Nature, this is what we had in mind. This app offers a very realistic environment in which kids have to plant, nurture, harvest, and sell their crops (Paid app, no additional purchase required after download).
According to Maria Montessori, a connection with nature is vital to a child’s development and spiritual well being. There is nothing more exciting than getting to taste a fresh tomato grown from seed to plant, digging in soil to discover creepy crawlers, or observing bumblebees as they pollinate a patch of marigolds. Montessori Nature prepares children for these experiences by offering a realistic simulation that can be transferred to real life!
While they are busy tending their garden, children will notice the impact of seasons, the weather, pests, bees… on their crops. They will develop organizational and planning skills without even noticing it. They will also understand that natural resources are scarce and that it is vital to manage them. With Montessori Nature, children will get excited about nature and maybe even want to get a “real” green thumb! This realistic digital ecosystem will ignite children’s curiosity as they manage natural resources to grow fruit, veggies, and flowers. Edoki Academy strongly encourages children to try and start their own little patch. The PDF located inside the app explains how to start by planting Basil.
Montessori Nature also offers a unique Multiplayer mode for children to join forces in creating the lushest garden. If you can’t beat them, join them as they say. Parents are always looking for games that get children playing together rather than one against another. This mode is ideal for teachers who want to use the garden as a “reward” and create a real class project. It is also wonderful for parents/grandparents who live in a different city.
* 100% customizable for endless hours of play
* 100% educational: learn about plants’ life cycles and needs
* 100% safe for parents: sell the fruits of your labor to earn nature coins
* 100% motivating: expand and modernize your yard with watering robots, weather frogs, lamps, and more from the catalog
* 100% collaborative: work on your garden with up to 30 peers in real time (amazing for classrooms)
* Watch the bees pollinate the flowers to make honey
* Observe the difference in seasons
* Protect your plants from pesky pests like rodents and ravens
* Manage natural resources to nurture a lush garden
Bonus: iOS 10 users will also benefit from cute iMessage stickers when they download the app: a turkey, an animated scarecrow, a mole, a blooming tree and more.
To celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Montessori Nature 1.2 is offered at the promotional release price of $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available through the App Store in the Games category. It will be available soon on the Google Play Store and a free Web version of this game is also available on our website.