We are loving our iPad, I think it’s replaced the computer in our house for all of us. I love that a lot of the games on the iPad are not only fun but have some education component to them. I also love that companies we have known and trusted for years when it comes to educational computer games, such as Jump Start, are now making educational apps for the iPad.
We had a chance over the last month to play the new preschool app from Jump Start, Madagascar Preschool Surf n’ Slide. K likes this app. She flip flops between apps she likes and this one is on her list. My only issue is, I wish it would hold her attention longer, but it’s the same thing over and over with different questions and she gets bored with it quickly. That’s my only con and it seems most preschool apps have the same effect on her.
In the app, you start off picking your character. You can choose from a young Gloria, Marty, Alex or Melman and then choose your slide. Then you are off for a slip sliding adventure collecting stars as you slide down water falls. We chose Gloria and a pink board for our game.
After you collect so many stars, the number seemed to vary, you are stopped by balloons and asked questions. There are 18 lessons across 6 subjects: Numbers, Letters, Colors, Shapes, Animals, and Critical Thinking. We didn’t play for long, again this app doesn’t hold her attention for long, but we did have number, color, letter, and animal questions to answer.
After you answer the questions you get to collect a sticker and are given 3 to choose from. These stickers are used to decorate different pages in a virtual sticker book. I accidentally moved around and removed some of K’s stickers and got the death glare.
Overall the app is a good app, it is fun and educational with characters K loves from a company I love and trust. It is designed for both the iPhone and iPad and can be purchased on iTunes for $2.99. Or you can win an app for your preschooler by entering below!
I was given the Madagascar Preschool Surf n’ Slide App for review, all opinions expressed are my own.