Does your child like cars? Have you shown them the inside of a car? If you have a hands-on kid who likes engineering and machines, he/she will like this app – Curious Kids and Toy Cars. With this app, kids will be able to take apart cars, learn the parts names and how different parts fit together. They will also learn about simple tool and how to use them.
When kids start the app, they will see two cars: a blue car and a pink car. They pick one car and the next is the most fun part – taking the car apart!
Kids will have two types of screwdrivers, Philip head and flat head, plus a wrench. They have to pick the right tool to take the parts apart. If they pick the wrong tool, the tool will not work on the car and automatically slip back to where tools are.
When kids pick the right tool, they will be able to unscrew the bolts and screws, take apart the different parts inside the car, from the body, to the motor, to battery, to wheels. Each time kids pick up a part, they will hear the part’s name. When they put the part to the side, they will see the part’s name written out next to the part. The developer is from Poland, so some of the English pronunciations are not perfect, but kids should have no problems understanding the words, especially with the written name labels.
Once all parts are taken apart, kids can start putting the parts back to place. It is in fact a nice memory game, as they have to remember which part goes to where. There is a shaded outline in the background as hint, but when there are so many different parts, it still can be hard to put everything in the right spot. Kids will lose the part if they put it in the wrong spot more than twice. Again, each time when kids pick up a part, they will hear the part’s name.
If kids successfully assemble the car, they are rewarded with a car race.
Curious Kids and the Toy Car is a hand on app for hands on kids. It is designed for kids age 5 to 9. It is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is also available for Android on Amazon App Store and Google Play.
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