February 18, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - 24x7digital today is please to announce the release of TeachMe: Kindergarten 2.0, a major update to their popular children's learning game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. TeachMe: Kindergarten is an educational app which teaches four different age appropriate subjects to kindergarten aged children: sight words, addition, subtraction and spelling.
TeachMe: Kindergarten is popular with parents because it is educational, and kids enjoy it because it is fun and engaging. The learning screens are colorful and fun and rotate between four different topics so children don't get bored. In addition, TeachMe: Kindergarten's has a unique reward system where children earn coins and buy stickers to place in different scenes. The new achievement screen encourages and motivates learning by showing progress and levels for each topic.
The simple and intuitive user interface is designed to be child friendly, which allows children to play without help from an adult. An animated teacher (Mimi Mouse) gives verbal instructions and feedback to encourage the child to learn and succeed!
* 5 different sticker reward scenes: farm, beach, underwater reef, pirate cove, city
* Over 100 different stickers for adding to scenes
* Save learning information for up to four children
* Select which subjects are displayed for each child
* Turn on/off specific questions within a subject
* Change the number of correct questions to earn a reward
* Tracks performance for each subject item (last five)
* Export sticker scene to Photos, for emailing or using as wallpaper
* Sight Words: Dolch Pre-K and Dolch K
* Addition: up to a total of 10
* Subtraction: from 10 down
* Spelling: complete words by finding the missing letter
TeachMe: Kindergarten keeps children motivated with a unique reward system where children earn a coin for every three correct answers. Coins can then be used to purchase stickers to place in five different colorful sticker scenes. Sticker scenes can be exported as wallpaper or emailed to family and friends.
The new achievement screen allows parents and children to easily see progress for each topic. Each topic has five levels represented by stars, along with a colorful progress bar which shows how close you are to achieving the next level. The screen also shows the number of learned questions and the number of correct answers per topic.
The teaching system quizzes on 10 questions at a time in each topic. A question is marked as learned once it is answered correctly three times in a row. When a question is learned, a new more difficult question becomes active. In this way a child progresses through each topic which can have between 55 and 94 different questions.
The math learning screens teach the concepts of addition and subtraction using an interactive interface. In the addition screen the child can tap a button to add the correct number of objects onto the screen, and then they can tap the objects to count them. In the subtraction screen the child drags objects into a trash can to remove them, and they can tap the remaining objects to count them.
New in Version 2.0:
* New Achievements screen encourages learning by showing progress and levels of each topic
* Now allows selecting of answers while Mimi is talking to speed up game play
* New teaching system repeats easier questions first then progresses to harder ones
* 50 new Spelling questions, including missing last and middle letters
* Added Farm scene with over 30 new stickers
* Improved feedback after incorrect math answers
* Allows full reset of a player's history and rewards
* Fixed various stability issues
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 10.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TeachMe: Kindergarten for iPhone and iPod touch is available for $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store.
Based in Los Angeles, California, 24x7digital is a privately funded company founded in 2002 by Rei Yoshioka and Mark Yamashita. Leveraging their longtime experience in development and consulting, 24x7digital's focus is developing high-quality, simple, and easy-to-use utilities for the Mac and iPhone platforms. 24x7digital are also the creators of the highly rated HappyNewYear and HappyHolidays. Copyright 2002-2009 24x7digital. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.