We received a download code to try out and review this game from PBS kids. There are three games in this Classic in the Jurassic Jr. app. There is Bridge Building (Addition), All-Star Sorting (sorting) and Chow Time (comparing). The games are pretty simple and so are good for younger children. By playing each game three times your child earns a sticker that they can use in the digital stickerbook portion of the app. In all it is a simple app and I’m not sure if it will keep the attention of older kids but little ones (3-5) should be entertained and challenged for a little while. Here is a further explanation of the app.
DINOSAUR TRAIN Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.!: $1.99; iPad
In this app, based on the hit PBS KIDS science-focused series, DINOSAUR TRAIN, kids play through three math-based games focused on sorting, balance and counting to help Gilbert get Troodon Town ready for the big event – the Classic in the Jurassic, Jr games!
- Bridge Builder: 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.
- Chow Time: The dinosaurs are hungry! Add food to the scale until it’s balanced. When you’ve got it right, watch them chow down!
- All-Star Sorting: Put the dinosaurs in order by height. When you’ve got them in the right order, drag them to the house they belong to!
In addition to playing the app, kids can continue the Classic in the Jurassic, Jr adventures with seven free math games online at http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/games/classic.html The apps were developed as part of the Ready To Learn Initiative, an early learning project of PBS KIDS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), funded by the U.S. Department of Education. You can also find additional PBS KIDS apps here: http://pbskids.org/mobile/.
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