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Max & Ruby science educational games will get your child ready for school with these fun science learning games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten!Once again Tribal Nova pulls it out of the bag with this app featuring well known TV characters, Max and Ruby.  In this instance, the aim is to learn some basic Science concepts. This is a very engaging and well thought-out app. It has received top rating of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended status. 

Teacher Review

The whole of the series of the Tribal Nova apps is very interesting. The idea is that every app is based on a subject/topic – be it English, Science, Emotional Intelligence etc...

Each parent can access the “motherboard” (dashboard) of all the apps and the profiles of their users in one place. The “Parent Center” app that links to the series of apps, details the progress made by each user. You can see how many attempts made, the success rate and recommendations.

Additionally, a great feature about the series of the Tribal Nova apps is child safety protection features so that, even though the “Parent Center” app and other Tribal Nova apps can be accessed from within the app. 

For the user of this Science app, the idea is that the more games that you complete, the more prizes you get! This is very motivational as it focuses on the game rather than the learning of concepts.

The first game is “Water Blast”. The aim is to move the water into the blow-up pool. The idea is to complete the “tunnel” that the water flows through via shapes so that you can turn the faucet on and see the water running though in order to fill-up the pool. No, did you know that while you are doing this, you are learning about the properties of water? Indeed! In a simple, logical-thinking game children will be able to see how water flows and works. For example, if you place one of the tunnel pieces incorrectly, the water flows into the garden and floods the grass! As the games progress within this section, the concept gets a little harder; for example, the water passes through a “freezer” and turns into ice/snow so that it feels an ice-skating rink. For every three (or so) correct games that you get, you receive a prize (say, a car or another icon) that will serve as a picture for you to create a picture. Additionally, you can retrieve the prize in the middle of play and have “a break” as you create a picture with the Max and Ruby characters.  It’s important to note that you have limited time to create the picture as you must return to the game.

In the second game, you learn about positioning, force and motion. You work with three different types of balls and surfaces. You see a tennis ball, a wooden ball and a bowling ball. Each ball has a different weight and therefore moves differently. The idea is to pull the ball back (a little bit like a sling-shot) and slot it into a hole. The type of surface also impacts on the movement of the ball as there is ice, a woollen rug and wood to contend with. To make matters more difficult, there are series of walls that act as obstacles to placing the ball in the hole.

For both games, the longer you take the fewer stars you receive (which means that you have to practice longer in order to get the prize!).

The third game, “Make Believe” you work with your prizes in order to create pictures of the characters in a setting (house, country, town, field). You can also save your picture in order to share with friends and family.

We really enjoyed this app, the illustrations are beautiful, the characters are cute and it is a very comprehensive app that should be on the shopping list of parents and Early Learning teachers. 

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From the Developer

Max & Ruby science educational games will get your child ready for school with these fun science learning games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten!

Join your favorite bunny siblings, Max and Ruby, at the local fair where they’ll teach your child all about physical science while providing them with a fun-filled experience! Through guided narration, music and, of course, silly bunny fun, Max and Ruby will teach your child two components of their core curriculum - the properties of liquids and the motion of objects. This app also includes a bonus game that allows your child to step into Max & Ruby’s world by dragging and dropping objects and characters into scenes from the popular television series, tap them to see a surprise animation! Based on the hit TV series, this Max & Ruby app will keep children entertained and learning for hours.

Trial Version

You can try 5 levels of each game for FREE! Unlocking the full version (+40 levels in 2 games) will require a single in-app purchase.

Properties of Water (Water Blast!) - Connect the right pipes depending on water state and place the temperature convertors to enjoy the fair’s attractions.


Force and Motion (Ball-O-Rama!) - Pull, adjust your force and trajectory and launch the ball into holes to help Max and Ruby.

Make Believe! - Release your creativity while playing with Max & Ruby and their friends.

Primary skills - Physical Science

Secondary skills - Visual and kinesthetic learning, Observation and matching

KEY FEATURES

Max & Ruby science educational games is part of the i Learn With education program for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten designed to get your child ready for school while having fun!

  • Cross-curricular game-based learning program in Math, Science, Literacy, Language and more
  • Self-adjusting levels of difficulty
  • Unique progress tracker for parents
  • Detailed success stats for your child that can be compared with children the same age
  • Recommended learning path personalized for your child
  • 18 fun rewards and medals to motivate your child to learn
  • Designed with educational and child development experts
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In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No