Boing is Back! This time he’s headed to the Savannah with some new animal friends, and new skills he’d love to teach your preschooler.
iLearnWith Boing: Savannah Adventures HD is another installment in the wonderful interactive and educational iLearnWith Boing series, this time, focusing on preschool math in three charming and challenging games, that grow in difficulty as your child’s learning progresses. iLearnWith Boing: Savannah Adventures is available for the iPad at a special launch offer of $1.99. I would recommend the app for children ages 3-6.
A unique and great feature of the iLearnWith series apps, is that you mom, can check on your child’s results in the parents center, accessible from the home screen. In this section you will be able to see in what areas your child excels, and where he or she needs improvement, and it displays statistics of your child’s progress from all the iLearnWith Boing and Poko series apps you have purchased. All the iLearnWith series apps are integrated to keep track of your child’s score across all the apps. Tap on the My Apps section on the home screen, to see what apps you have already purchased, and your child will be able to easily jump into a different app in the series. Very cool feature! Also, when your child successfully completes a series of games, they’ll earn fun rewards he or she can play with in the free app Planet Boing!
Alright, so let’s land this spaceship in the Savannah and check out the three fun math games Boing has in store for us.
Open iLearnWith Boing: Savannah Adventures, and create an account for each of your kids, symbolized by an avatar they can choose for themselves. Here you can also adjust the difficulty to challenge your child at their level. All three games are timed, so try to beat the clock to get a better time at each game, or challenge a friend in one of the games below:
Count with the Meercats: Chef Meercat would like to make a special meal, and it’s your child’s job to help him get all the ingredients needed in the recipe. Each ingredient will be displayed so your child can count how much of it is needed to go into the pot. Now, spot the number needed of the ingredients on a sign the meercats are holding to the right, and tap it. You have to be quick! The meercats are sneaky little guys and will hide back in their holes if you don’t tap them in time! Get the correct number of all the ingredients and you win!
Calculate with the Ostriches: Uh-oh! Your child must round-up all the loose ostriches and get them on the truck. In this game, your child can play on their own or with a friend. A number will appear on the truck, and there will also be a number of ostriches already in the truck. Your child’s job is to determine how many more ostriches are needed to put in the truck to achieve the number desired. Once you get the correct number of ostriches in the truck, shut the doors, and the truck will drive away, meaning you are the winner! In 2-player mode, both players can touch the screen at the same time, and race each other. I love how the objects on the screen are arranged so that two kids can sit on opposite sides of the iPad from each other to play, and see their number right side up; very smart! This game of adding and subtracting was a little difficult for my 3 year old to grasp, but would be just right for older preschoolers. We did find the hint circle a great help; tap on the yellow circle on the middle of the truck to see how many ostriches you currently have on your truck.
Order with the Frogs: Help the little bull frog friend get from one side of the bridge to the other in this number order game. Lead the frog across the pond by jumping on the lily pads. You must tap on the lily pads in the correct numberical order, till you reach the number given on the other side of the pond. Don’t sit your frog too long on a lily pad though, it will start to sink!
Check out the official trailor of the app below, to see iLearnWith Boing: Savannah Adventures in action:
iLearnWith Boing: Savannah Adventures is a very intuitive and forward-thinking app, that wins the attention of preschoolers in math skills-building games, and wins over parents by providing feedback of their child’s success.
Disclosure: I do not receive compensation for writing this app review. The photos used were taken as screen shots from my iPhone or iPad. Views expressed in this review are purely and only mine. Pricing was accurate at the time of this review.