Bear loves his apps. And just maybe, I let him be on his games and apps a bit too much as I work around the house and catch up with other things. However, while my son is obsessed with all things Roblox and Minecraft, I do try to get him to do educational apps.
But let’s face it – while ABCmouse is awesome, and some kid-friendly YouTube videos are cool, sometimes Bear needs to think outside of the box. He’s a kid that needs to be challenged a little as he learns.
Recently, I was approached by Dr. Caleb Leong, the creator of The Brain Train Adventure game app. First, let me tell you – Caleb has great energy! He’s like that kids’ soccer coach who gets the kids pumped up and by association, you get pumped up as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s actually a soccer coach in real life. But I digress.
(I really suggest, btw, to click on Caleb’s video. He has some important information I think every parent wants to hear on how they can help with his kickstarter and how it will ultimately benefit them and their community.)
So, I’m looking at the app, okay? At first, I was like, ‘Oh okay, another kids’ educational app. They’re a dime a dozen nowadays!’ But then I started looking more into the app itself and I kinda want to say it’s Montessori on an intense fitness plan that resembles a professional athlete’s body.
Something like that.
Not only could your child choose to read on their own or have the adventure be read to them (I love this part because it reminds me of a function Bear has in his Kindle Fire) but there are little tidbits and facts so he can learn as he plays.
For example, I didn’t know mountain goats are not just regular goats.
I’m a visual type of gal and I need all the visuals I can get to understand something. Check out this YouTube video about the app:
So, why am I hyping this app up since it’s not currently available? Well, it will be and I want you to be a part of it.
Click on the kickstarter and donate however much you can. Now, here’s the kicker (oh, I made a punny!): the donating level starts super, super low. I mean, $2. That’s less than my beloved Iced Caramel Macchiatos I get at Starbucks.. And you can go as high as you want.
I know a lot of people complain about how they would like to donate but they just don’t have the funds but come on…two dollars?? Everyone has two dollars.
And plus, with all of the super cool perks they’re offering, it’s really a good deal! For those who want to humblebrag, you have the option of your name being included in the credits. For those who just want to support a fantastic idea, you can donate any amount.
I personally think it’s an awesome idea and I really can’t wait for the product to become available. Bear has already expressed interest in it and I hope this will be an added source to his many educational activities. 🙂
For more information on ThinkofMagic Studios, click here.