28 January 2013
App of the Week: Beck and Bo
Created for toddlers and preschoolers, Beck and Bo encourages curiosity and exploration in youngsters. The app combines entertainment with real learning, bolstering children’s vocabulary and improving overall dexterity skills as they drag and drop animals, objects and characters within interactive scenes. Already a hit among parents, Beck and Bo landed in the Top 10 of Paid Educational Games on iTunes and was even featured in USA Today as one of the best apps for introducing toddlers to digital play.
Beck and Bo takes your child on an interactive journey through twelve beautifully illustrated environments. Ranging from a zoo environment complete with gorgeous giraffes and elephants, to a beach scene filled with lavish palm trees and soothing waves, each scene comes to life before your eyes and provides an immersive learning experience. As objects float down the screen, children are encouraged to drag and drop them to their appropriate spot to complete a scene. Once an object is placed in its correct location, the app announces the image’s name, helping children associate a visual representation with a verbal sound. Visually irresistible, the paper cut-out style illustrations and soothing pastel colors also contribute to a very enjoyable experience.
Space Disorder is a platformer sci-fi adventure game with awesome cartoon illustrations. The game utilizes the mechanics of gravity as you propel your hero, Noah, on his journey to save his love, free alien prisoners and conquer robots. As you guide Noah through the space terrain, you must solve a slew of puzzles using grenades, laser rays and inverted gravity, collect coins and avoid the robots’ traps in order to accomplish your mission. Offered as a free download on iTunes, the impressive graphics and addictive gameplay make this a must-have game.