It is amazing to realize that there are so many different things you can do with your mobile devices. You can not only play games on the two-dimensional screen, you can actually use your mobile devices play games outside of the device screen. One thing I discovered is the Toy Helicopter Remotely Controlled by an iPhone. As you guessed you have to download an app to make it work. With the app, you can use your iPhone to control the helicopter going up and down, moving to different directions, and making spiral rotations.
What will the kids learn:
Kids will practice their hand-eye coordination. To send the right control signals to keep the helicopter in the air and move in the right direction, kids have to learn to translate helicopter’s speed and direction into the strength and direction of the control signals they have to send out. They have to learn to make situational judgment and translate the judgment into action instantly.
While playing, kids will also have opportunities to observe the air dynamics that make a helicopter fly. You can discuss some basic air dynamics when you play as a family. Here are two articles on the web explaining how helicopter fly: for younger kids and for adults or older kids.
For so long, I assumed app on a mobile device is just for things you do while you are sitting on a chair or a couch staring at the screen. I am happy to see some games using the iPhone to remove kids from the screen and help them learn something.
THE GIVEAWAY !
One lucky reader will win the Helicopter for the holiday. NOTE: It is for US mailing address only. If you win, you have to share your mail address with iGameMom, for you to receive the package. We will not share your contact information with anyone else.
For detailed features of the model and what is included in the giveaway package besides the helicopter, please visit HERE.
If you are interested in winning the iPhone Controlled Helicopter, please enter the Rafflecopter below by midnight Nov.26. The winner will be announced on Nov.27. NOTE: please enter only if you actually have done the required activity. I do check each entry.