Featuring interactive cartoon adventures created specifically for the iPad, this app stars famous historic figures depicted as children. Players meet and play with a young Leonardo Da Vinci (Leo), Gally (a nickname for Galileo), and Marie (Curie).
First Appisode is Free
The first appisode introduces the ever curious Leo, his pet dragon Cinder, and the star-struck Gally. With the players' help, Leo puts together geometric shapes to form a telescope to give Gally for his birthday. Other learning activities involve identifying geometric shapes while playing hide-and-seek with Cinder, counting smoke rings in the sky as you fly (by tilting the iPad), and launching Leo out of a catapult by placing the correct number of stones in the counter-weight bucket.
Five More Appisodes as In-App Purchases
Appisode 2 sends the characters into outer space and your child gets to help build a rocket, mix the fuel, and steer it through the stars. Each of the other four appisodes tells a fun story while mixing in learning activities. You can purchase each appisode or chapter for $5.99, or unlock the whole package for $24.99.
Why It It Good
Leo's Pad is special for several reasons. It has an adaptive engine that tracks how kids play and adjusts the academic material based on their answers.
The animations are breathtaking, while the captivating storytelling sustains kids' interest. In addition to fun learning activities, the app weaves in songs that teach and subtle life lessons (such as a discussion about taking turns). Plus, interacting with famous historic figures is sure to tickle kids' interest in the characters and their accomplishments.
Leo's Pad is an exciting way to entertain and teach preschool kids. It presents one of the most polished and inventive learning environments for preschoolers in iTunes. And you can sample the first chapter for free, so download it without delay.
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