SmarTots, the company that helps parents integrate meaningful learning experiences into the iPads and iPhones used by their children, has announced thewinners of its first “Quest for Best Kids’ Apps” contest. A panel of teachers selected three apps for their ability to deliver strong educational value while engaging children with playful and visually appealing content. All three winners include SmarTots Achievements, a user-friendly feature that lets parents and teachers monitor kids’ progress and performance as they interact with an educational app, and provides detailed reporting on their performance.From January 6 through 8, Space Math is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.
“Space Math stood out for various reasons. Not only was the context fun and interesting, from an educational standpoint, it is a really awesome app that gives the learner choices: the level of difficulty, the number of items to work on, the types of operations, the range of numbers to work on, and so on. Not only can parents or teachers help set the appropriate level for the child, it empowers the child as well by providing the opportunity for the individual learner to set his/her own pace, and to set new challenges,” said Molly Lim, Ph.D. Ed. and a certified elementary school teacher. “SmarTots provides parents and educators a report of the apps the child has worked on, as well as a breakdown of how the child performed in the various apps and activities. The educational framework that SmarTots has developed provides a good guide for parents in selecting apps for the child that will help develop his/her essential skills, as determined by national organizations for early childhood education.”
“We’re delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural contest to find the best apps to help kids learn practical skills using the iPad,” said Jesper Lodahl, CEO and co-founder of SmarTots. “The judges were particularly impressed with Space Math, which combines clever and fun learning with 70 SmarTots Achievements so that parents and teachers can see a child’s individual performance via a detailed report card. Space Math has fully taken advantage of the SmarTots platform to significantly enhance the value of the app for both kids and parents.”
“As a high school math teacher, I have seen that students who lack basic arithmetic skills progress much slower than those kids who have been practicing these skills from an early age,” said Reese McLean, who developed Space Math to make learning math fun for young children. “SmarTots makes it easy to add core features that would take a small developer like me far too long to integrate. For example, SmarTots makes it possible for a parent or teacher set up their students in Space Math and have it sync to all their devices, while providing online progress reports and grading.”
SmarTots is a new mobile education platform for children aged 2-7 that offers a powerful new way for children and parents to connect and learn. It brings together educators, parents, and developers in an interactive, fun, and manageable learning experience that engages children and provides parents with rich insight into their child’s app learning world. SmarTots is the first solution of its kind to offer parents a virtual report card on their child’s online learning progress, accompanied by fun offline family activities to reinforce the mobile learning and re-connect the family. http://www.smartots.com.
All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site's Disclaimer for more information. I have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.
New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?
Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader
Questions?Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org