Many people have heard of or even are using Lumosity. Now Lumosity has a new app designed especially for toddler and preschool kids: LumiKids. Looks like it is going to be a series of apps, and the first app LumiKids Park is Free.
According to the designers, LumiKids is a collection of intuitive and adaptive play-based experience for young children. The focus of the design is on children’s cognitive, motor and social-emotional skills. The team has made great effort to make it a fun play-based experience.
My first reaction of using the app is “this is different!” The play is intuitive. There is no word instruction, and kids will have no problem in figuring out how to play.
There are 3 activities in the first LumiKids app:
Kids sort squirmy little water creatures into the correct water puddles based on color, shape, and size. The sorting rules change periodically without warning, so kids must think flexibly to continue to play.
Visual Motor Coordination:
Kids feed the hungry critter with food of different features. To play this game, kids will use several important visual-motor coordination skills, such as visual processing while matching the food color to the critter’s color, motor planning when deciding when and where the critter should go to eat the food, motor control when using finger to guide the correct critter to the correct food.
It is a twist of the hide-n-seek game. Kids will track several colorful critters who are constantly running around and hiding behind springy bouncers. The goal is to find all the hiding critters. This requires a specific type of attention called divided attention, as kids have to spread their attention simultaneously to more than one objects.
Before you start to play, the app asks you to sign up a free account. It will ask your child age, but no email or address or any other contact information. However, if you sign up with an email address, you will receive weekly updates on child’s performance and suggestions on how to extent the play.
LumiKids Park is a fun app for kids age 2 to 5, although older kids may also like it. It is available on iPad, and it is free on App Store.
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For more apps of core skills, visit Best Learning Tools for Kids – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills