I love apps that build in learning into age appropriate fun activities. Grandpa’s Toy Shop is just such an app. Kids will help grandpa run his toy store, from building toys, to setting up toys on the shelf, to running the cash register, to cleaning up the shop. Is there any child who would not want to help?
When kids start the app, they are asked to enter the workroom before the store opens. They will create two toys: a kite, a doll, a ball, or a robot, …
Each toy required different activities. To create an alien or a doll, kids will choose designs for head, body, arms, and legs. They have 8 options for each body part. For kite or ball, they will design and color the toy.
After creating the toys, kids will make a banner for the toy by putting the correct letters on the banner. For example, for the kite, they will have to pick up the 4 letters: K, I, T, E, in the correct order to form the correct word.
After the banner is created, kids can help grandpa open the store. But first, kids need help grandpa put price tags on the new toys based on a price list. Kids need be able to read the names of the toys, like robots, balls, dolls, as well as being able to read numbers 1 to 10.
A big job working in the toy store is to help the customers buy the toys they want, and then figure out how much each customer should pay. Again, kids need be able to read the toy names to pick the right toy, and they also need know simple addition to calculate the total cost.
Once in a while, there will be downtimes, and that is the time for a toy related short movie.
At the end of the day, kids will help clean the floor, before closing the store. The trick for cleaning the floor is the broom will keep going on a straight line unless it hits something, like a wall or a piece of furniture. To finish cleaning the whole floor, kids have to be strategic on the moves to pick up all the garbage at different spots.
Whenever kids do a good job, they will get a high five from grandpa. When grandpa is really happy, kids get to see him dance to the music.
Grandpa’s Toy Shop is a fun learning app perfect for kids who are learning sight words, spelling, single digit addition. Kids make toys, run the store, and learning math and letters.
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