Anyone with young kids today realizes that children have all sorts of learning tools at their disposal that weren’t around 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. For example, our children, Kora and Logan love anything that has a battery or access to the internet.
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If it’s electronic, they love it and can probably figure it out better than we can. Tésa and I let them play on the iPad every now and then, and over the last year or so, we have realized just how valuable a learning tool the iPad can be.
That’s why I’m excited about SmartyPAL. It has a great catch phrase – Play, Apply, Learn. Their method is unique because it has a comprehensive parent’s portal which will allow you to track and stay informed of your child’s progress in multiple skills in a framework developed by early childhood experts.
SmartyPAL’s first effort is a fun, interactive story app called ZooPAL – A Gift. ZooPAL allows your child to become part of the story. Your child’s character will take part in an adventure. I was amazed to learn that there are 160 different storylines possible which means your child will be able to play this multiple times and have a different journey each time.
ZooPAL includes your child’s character, Hati the elephant, Zookeeper Matty, and other animals who help to solve the problem in this adventure.
Throughout the journey, your child will have to make some decisions as well, such as – how do you get the box out of the tree?
Do you use a bridge? A trampoline? Or a digger? Or a question such as how do I get the box out of the ice? Do you use a ladder, snowplow, or a boat?
We think it is so important to follow along with what Kora and Logan are learning, which is why I am really excited for the parent portal that SmartyPAL has created, this will be an amazing way to track development and accomplishments. You can be comfortable that your child is actually interacting, learning and being entertained as well, and keep track of all their advancements as well.
SmartyPAL will be coming out with multiple updates to this app and also has another app in the works, which we are very excited for called ZooPAL – New Zoo.
If you have a child around 3 – 5, this is definitely an app you can feel comfortable with and we highly recommend you check it out. You can download ZooPAL – A Gift in the iTunes store. I look forward to seeing what SmartyPAL comes up with next!