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The Award-Winning Digital Playground Busy Shapes Is Back With a 3D Twist

Award winning Edoki Academy today is thrilled to announce the release of Busy Shapes 2 (v1.04), their new educational app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Busy Shapes 2 offers a fun and enjoyable learning experience for children from the age of 4, exercising important developmental skills through engaging gameplay.

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Busy Shapes 2 is a 3D object manipulation game in which children navigate objects through the environment to reach a goal, bringing them to the next level. This is achieved through the use of tools, such as buttons, springs, bombs, moving platforms, and secret passageways. Obstacles will provide challenges that can be overcome using strategies and solutions that the child will learn and develop as they play. These challenges are designed to nurture and sharpen a variety of educational skills, such as spatial reasoning, coordination, agility, and critical thinking.

 

As the continuation of its highly successful predecessor, Busy Shapes, within Busy Shapes 2 the team at Edoki Academy have improved upon the strategies and systems that made Busy Shapes so popular. With 100 levels, four dazzling worlds with unique themes, a variety of tools and obstacles, and highly engaging gameplay, Busy Shapes 2 is sure to develop and nurture important skills, all while being incredibly fun.

 

Features:
* 100+ visually and sensorially stimulating levels
* Unlimited attempts to foster the simple pleasure of solving a puzzle

 

Avoid hidden traps:
* Sticky patches
* Glass box
* Barriers

 

Discover numerous magical tools to help you along your journey:
* Springs
* Planks
* Bombs
* Moving platforms
* Secret passageways

 

Experience 4 beautiful worlds inspired by nature designed by Parisian studio iP3:
* Tangy fruits
* Underwater creatures
* Erupting volcanos
* Celestial delight

 

A Proven Pedagogical Approach:
Like its predecessor, Busy Shapes 2 is inspired by Swiss clinical psychologist, Jean Piaget’s pioneering theory of cognitive development. Piaget believed that children in their earliest stage of development learn best by exploring and manipulating the world around them. The award winning prequel to this app, Busy Shapes, has over 1,000,000 downloads. As the second game of the series, Busy Shapes 2 is a continuation and evolution of all the things that made Busy Shapes so popular and enjoyable. Busy Shapes & Busy Shapes 2 are part of a specific collection of critical thinking apps developed by Edoki Academy. Crazy Gears and Busy Water are also part of this collection and have both won Awards.

 

Spatial Skills for Success:
Spatial skills predict a young person’s achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’s the mental feat that architects and engineers perform when they design buildings. The capacity that permits a chemist to contemplate the three-dimensional structure of a molecule, or a surgeon to navigate the human body.

 

Language Support:
Busy Shapes 2 supports English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese languages.

 

Busy Shapes 2 (v1.04) is $2.99 and available through the App Store in the Education category.

Endangered Animals – Practice Statistics – New Educational iPad App

Gebo Kano ehf. today is proud to announce the release of Endangered Animals – Practise Statistics 1.0, a new educational title developed for iPad. Endangered Animals – Practise Statistics is a statistics, nature knowledge and math education rolled into one. Learn about animals in danger and other environmental issues through an interactive trip through statistics and facts.

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Learn statistical concepts
* The mode
* Least value
* Greatest value
* The median
* The mean

 

Create and read charts and tables
* Frequency tables
* Line charts
* Bar charts
* Pie Charts

 

Endangered Animals – Practise statistics is an interactive educational material for children aged 9 to 12. The app contains realistic projects about statistics and is created as extra material along with conventional statistic teaching methods. Additionally, the app includes simple explanations of the concepts and operations that are used in the projects. The theme is endangered animals, and it’s full of information about animals and environmental issues. Therefore, it’s ideal for themed work about the environment or animals or as entertainment for children with a special interest in animals.

 

Each chapter starts with an introduction of the chapter’s content. After the introduction, the user solves statistic problems related to the chapter’s material. Some of the tasks involve answering questions from data and pre-made charts. In others, the users make their charts from data. In the Panda chapter, for example, the user is supposed to investigate how much bamboo a group of pandas eat on average in a day and the Rhinoceros chapter, the user ought to make a bar chart demonstrating the horn size of couple of rhinos.

 

A help page opens when a user enters a chapter for the first time. The help explains the concepts and operations relevant to that chapter. In chapters about line charts the help explains line charts, in chapters about bar charts, the help focuses on those and so on. This help does not open automatically when the user enters a chapter a that has been opened before, but it can always be accessed by tapping the help button for operations.

 

Help for the interface with information about how the interface works is also available at the tap of a button. Among other things, it includes information about how to create bar charts, how the calculator works and how to answer questions of each type. The material is not set up in a particular order so the user can work on the chapters in any order they wish, repeat them if necessary or only work on selected chapters. It’s, therefore, possible to pick and choose those chapters identified with the school material being worked on at any given time.

 

Every part has few tasks. Intriguing information about the material is shown between tasks. When a user finishes a chapter, recognition in the form of an information card about the animal being worked on is opened. The information card appears in the animal book which can be accessed from the app’s main menu. The app is designed by a primary school teacher and takes into account math, nature and statistics curriculum.

 

Endangered Animals – Practise Statistics 1.0 is $2.99 and available through the App Store in the Education category.

KidsYam’s Math Rangers Teaches Basic Math to Kids

Netdiver Co., Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of KidsYam’s Math Rangers 1.0.1, their new children’s educational app developed for iOS and Android devices. With amazing kids learning apps features, Netdiver has the winning combination that will help kids train basic math skills in the fun way.

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Train Math Skills From The Bottom Up:
Netdiver maintains their focus on the fact that children give up math early because they don’t have interest in math. Moreover, math is the subject that kids can’t learn the next level of math concept when they understand the former level of math concept perpectly. Therefore, Netdiver released KidsYam’s Math Rangers to help kids to learn basic math calculation skills gradually and perfectly.

 

Math Quiz Game For Kids:
At its core, this is a well designed educational math quiz game. It contains learning and training numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It will most certainly be fun and challenging to kids when they play KidsYam’s Math Rangers.

 

Fascinating Graphics And Storylines:
Netdiver had made an effort to design this game to let kids familiar with and like math. Adorable characters and interesting game play of KidsYam’s Math Rangers make kids to enjoy and like math.

 

Kidsyam’s Math Rangers Features:
* Training basic math calculation skills by stages – Kids can train basic math calculation skills, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, through 3 levels of 6 stages
* Fun to learn and play at the same time – Through the gamification of education program, kids can enhance their basic math skills with interest
* Challenging game play – By defeating space pirates, kids can train basic math skills amusingly

 

KidsYam’s Math Rangers 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

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.

Hay Day/Farmville meet Montessori for Thanksgiving

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.

 

Features:
* 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)

 

100% comprehensive:
* 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.

Times Table Master Marks a New Era in Student Education

Washington, District Of Columbia – Times Table Master, a new app designed to help students master a key skill in math, was released today by a group of tutors who saw a better way to teach times tables. The app takes away the need to create problem sheets, and randomly generates unlimited problems for students to practice as much as they want. It is available now for iPhone.

 

“Drilling works well, but printing out thousands of pages of problems necessary for students to master their times tables was wasteful” said Michael Buchanan, one of the app’s creators. “Instead, we made it easy to get an unlimited number of randomly generated problems. Working in the business let us see that there was a better way to do this.”

 

The app is also smart – it looks at what the student is doing well and where they need improvement, and modifies the problem sets to both build confidence and challenge the student. “It might not be truly random, but the algorithm we’ve written makes it worth it” says Buchanan.

 

Students should find it easy to learn their times tables with this app, and parents should find it easy to track their student’s progress. “We wanted to make it easy to see how a student is improving. After all, that’s the goal here.” says Buchanan. The app includes tracking functionality, showing exactly the information that is used to build up the algorithm and generate problems.

 

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 10.0 or later
* 13.1 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Times Table Master 1.0.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Versions for other mobile platforms are in the works. For more information, please contact Michael Buchanan.

 

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Times Table Master is a group of former tutors who gathered together to make learning math easier. With over ten thousand combined hours of tutoring experience, this group knows the best ways to help students learn. They’re currently working on a line of products to make learning multiplication easier for students. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Kyle Buchanan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Bel Math Apps releases Math Integers 3.2 – Update to popular iPad App

San Jose, California – Bel Math Apps, a company specializing in educational app development, is proud to announce the release of Math Integers 3.2, an important update to their popular series of educational iPad apps. Math Integers provides quizzes for arithmetic operations with positive and negative integers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and a set of mathematical exercises for statistics at the level required by Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice for grades 6 and 7 (mean, median, mode, range). Version 3.2 includes new features and performance improvements.

 

Math Integers has the following goals:
* It serves as a tool for teachers and parents to explore, consolidate and check students’ knowledge and understanding of positive and negative numbers
* It is a skill builder of the concept of a quantitative understanding of center (median and/or mean), variability (range) and the most frequently occurring number found in a set of numbers (mode), as it is required of students grades 6 and 7
* It helps students to sharpen their math skills and test them in such complex areas, as negative numbers and statistics

 

Most important features of Math Integers:
* The learning process is based on the same concepts, terminology and rules as the standard paper process taught in school
* Easy to learn, easy to operate
* No distractions
* The flexible nature of the app allows to fit the needs of any student
* The app helps parents and educators to locate their students’ weak spots
* The app quickly improves the students’ skills and performance
* The app allows sending the results of the practice session to the parent or teacher immediately after a session is finished
* The app are able to save the session results
* The same iPad could be used for practice by multiple students

 

Math Integer offers 3 executive pages:
* Page “Add, Subtract” provides five levels of complexity
* Page “Multiply, Divide” also presents five level of complexity
* Page “Statistics” provides practice with four quiz types for Mean, Median, Mode and Range

 

All quizzes are organized in sessions:
* A session is completed when 20 quizzes are done
* The results of each session are documented and accompanied by the evaluation that includes a user name, the number of errors, the score and elapsed time

 

When a session is completed, the session results are copied to the Clipboard. A user can paste the Clipboard content into Apple applications like Mail or Notes for additional analysis. The content of Math Integers is aligned with CCSS Mathematics Standards requirements and covers the standards in the following CCSS domains for grades 6 through 7:

 

* The Number System
* Expressions and Equations
* Statistics and Probability
* Ratios and Proportional Relationship

 

Bel Math Apps website offers the special table for mapping connections between Math Integers and CCSS Mathematic Standards skills at the specific grade.

 

Direct connections between Math Integers and CCSS standards for Mathematical Practice:
* Provides opportunities and tools for teachers and school administrators to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
* Helps students, parents and teachers to be on the same page
* Helps parents to understand the abilities and skills their kids should develop
* Allow kids to be better prepared for tests/quizzes

 

Bel Math Apps is committed to protecting the privacy of kids and parents
* There is no collection of any personal identity information
* There is no disclosure of said information to third parties
* There are no links to the promotion sites, to referral type-sites and to educational applications of other companies
* There are no in-app purchases
* There are no ads
* There are no links to third-party services

 

Interactive Teacher Resources:
“In support of the US Common Core curriculum, Bel Math Apps provide Math practice on both Apple and Android platforms. The apps are easy to use, help teachers and parents identify weak spots and allow results to be stored in files and sent between parents and teachers.”

 

App Store review of Math Integers:
“Understanding integers with ease and delight. Having challenged myself to understand integers better, I found the answer through this super, user friendly app. As a writer, I felt prompted to connect with positive terminology such as gain, forward and above, while negative equivalents such as loss, behind and down came to mind. Thanks, Bel Math Apps, for your approach that avoids distractions while providing a stimulating and enjoyable experience. I find this to be the case with every app in the series. Highly recommended.”

 

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 2.0 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Math Integers 3.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

 

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Bel Math Apps is a small company that was created 4 years ago by a husband and wife (both with a Ph.D. in Mathematics and with teaching experience). Bel Math Apps specializes in mobile apps for the iOS and Android that help to analyze and enhance kids math skills by offering a new approach to practicing elementary and middle school mathematics. Quizzes offered by Bel Math cover all arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers; statistics (mean, median, mode, range); fraction equivalence and ordering, ratio and rate reasoning and finding a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100. Currently 7 applications and one bundle are available on the AppStore and 2 applications are available on Google Play. Applications have a few levels of complexity, which allow the alignment with any grade-level standards. New important features of Bel Math Apps applications is the ability to be used by multiple students. Also parents/teachers are able to get or send a real time email about practice results. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Bel Math Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Learning Letters – Alphabet Hunt released for iOS/Android

Medellin, Colombia – Over 32 years after the “Classic Duck Hunt Game” was released, the creative minds at 1Tucan have come up with an educational version of Duck Hunt. Users who loved playing Nintendo’s Duck Hunt will recognize the classic fun and challenge presented in Learning Letters – Alphabet Hunt. This app uses the same game play concept but in an educational context. Instead of shooting ducks, kids will be hunting flying letters. Learning Letters – Alphabet Hunt will immediately bring back nice memories for those who used to play this game. Nostalgia, novelty, education and the Dog are the big talking points here!

 

Now one question raises: Can this classic remake educate young children? The answer is YES. Welcome to the future, where technology, fun, education and kids are walking together! Set the stage for reading success with this cool interactive game. Kids will have so much fun learning their ABCs with the dog and flying letters. Before you know it, your child will have built a strong foundation in reading readiness and have a blast doing so!

 

Parents who are nostalgic for the 80’s will rave about this app. The difficulty on the app is appropriate for small kids. Learning Letters – Alphabet Hunt is the new app which makes the difference in education. Go hunting and learn how to read! Ideal for kids 1-4, this game reinforces letter recognition, phonetics and language learning. Each new level introduces a new letter, its phonetic sounds, and words that start with that letter (based on Montessori methodology).

 

Language Support:
Learning Letters – Alphabet Hunt has been translated to English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese languages.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 143 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Learning Letters – Alphabet Hunt 1.0.4 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. The app is COPPA compliant, with no ads, and no in-app purchases. For more information, please contact Camila Echavarria.

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1tucan is a educational creative studio specialised in the development of apps for children. 1tucan award-winning apps have received excellent reviews and feedback from parents and teachers. Potty training learning with the animals, has been featured more than 270 times in Apple store. Our people are passionate about the internet, mobile apps and new technologies. Youth, humor, professional experience, creativity and a strong work ethic have allowed us to continually enrich the range of services and products that help you grow your business. Copyright (C) 2016 1Tucan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Happy Daycare Stories – The first 3D Playhouse in the App Store

PlayToddlers today is pleased to announce the release of Happy Daycare Stories 1.0, a small and fully interactive playhouse where children can nurse 5 lovely kids and role play, to create their own stories in a charming daycare center, with 7 different rooms. It has been specifically designed to be played by children from 2 years of age, but detailed enough to captivate and amuse children up to 8 years.

 

In Happy Daycare Stories, every room is an exploring adventure itself. Cabinets filled with toys, a kitchen where to cook healthy and delicious meals, a bedroom to put them to sleep, or a garden where they can gather fruits and squeeze natural juices.

 

This one-of-a-kind combination of activities and fun, in a safe 3D environment makes Happy Daycare Stories a unique game for iPhones and iPads. According the studio, this idea was born after watching how the children play house. As they grow, they are exposed to new experiences and their imaginations expand. In an effort to better understand their worlds, children pretend play, or role play. Happy Daycare Stories provides a safe environment to play without rules, where pieces are impossible to lose and never break, letting their imagination run wild.

 

Every room in this daycare center has been conceived to allow different activities and role plays to encourage their natural imagination. An entrance with a swimming pool, a playground with dozens of toys in its cabinets, a kitchen full of dishes, glasses and pots to play with, a theatre to make their own musical band, a cozy bedroom with 5 beds for nap time, a bathroom and a fruit garden. The game contains hundreds of toys and different objects, allowing thousands of different interactions.

 

As Guillermo Fernandez, Co-Founder at PlayToddlers, explains “We developed this game because we wanted to provide a safe and detailed environment where children can make their own stories and adventures in a daycare center with their imagination. We just provide the tools, and they create their story.”

 

Language Support:
* English, Spanish, Portuguese

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 115 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Happy Daycare Stories 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education (Kids) category.

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