March 12, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto (ON) Canada - Young children of all ages absolutely love playing on mobile phones and tablet devices like the iPad or iPhone. These devices have the potential to be core and essential learning tools in helping kids develop math and language skills, as well as keeping them entertained. Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that children who play puzzle games regularly will perform better in spatial intelligence tests than children who do not.
Psychologist Susan Levine and colleagues recently conducted a study that found 2-4 year-old children, who play with puzzles, have better spatial skills when assessed at 4 1/2 years of age. "The children who played with puzzles performed better than those who did not on tasks that assessed their ability to rotate and translate shapes," said Levine, a leading expert on mathematics development in young children.". Spatial abilities are directly linked to math abilities.
One mobile developer, called "Fast Hatch Apps", believes their newest mobile app can help kids develop these spatial skills while having fun. The app is called "Car Puzzles for Kids", and features beautifully illustrated machines like cars, trucks, planes, cranes, and more. These vehicles are broken up into pieces, and it's up to the child to put them back together. It is fun and easy to play, and has an increasing difficulty with some puzzles starting at 4 pieces, and scaling up to a dozen pieces.
Car Puzzles for Kids is:
* Wonderful for children aged 0 - 6
* Has beautiful animal illustrations of cars, trucks, cranes, planes, and more
* Easy to use and play
* Develops your kids spatial intelligence
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 19.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Car Puzzles for Kids 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The app is free to download and gives away the first 4 puzzles for free (it has 13 puzzles total). Limited Time Only: 50% off the unlock price @ only $0.99, a great deal.
Based in Toronto, ON, Canada, Fast Hatch Apps is a privately held development company whose focus is on building mobile apps and games for kids. Copyright (C) 2012 Fast Hatch Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.