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Curious World: Play Learn Grow

Kindergarten Learning Games

Price: iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Curious World: Play Learn Grow is packed full of different types of activities to entertain and educate children.  From videos to sit back and watch, to suggested craft activities that require rolled up sleeves and a bit of mess,  this app provides a great source of inspiration and learning for children.

Teacher Review

Curious World: Play Learn Grow is a mix of children's TV channel, children's library, activity pack and a source of creative ideas.  As such, children can sit back and watch, pick a book to read, explore an interactive activity or gain some ideas for making something in the real rather than the virtual world.  All the while they will be learning while having fun. 

The videos are entertaining and educational and include some quite frighteningly catchy songs about diverse topics such as space, health, vehicles, animals and more.  Parents and children will be humming some of the tunes to themselves well after the app has closed. 

There is a broad and well-made selection of books for children to read or have read to them.  These include fictional tales such as classic fairy tales and the adventures of the children's favourite, Curious George.  Factual books cover topics including a wide array of machines and vehicles. 

Another set of videos that often relate to the above topics encourage children to do something practical away from a screen.  These may involve obtaining a few items for your children to use but they do not tend to need anything that is difficult to obtain from typical local shops. 

Everything in this app is produced to a very high quality.  The artwork is consistent within each section but varied across the app as a whole.  Animations are colourful and smooth and books are well illustrated in whatever manner suits the topic best.  Songs are played clearly, books narrated with feeling and inflection,  and the activities are enlivened with appropriate sound effects. 

Young children will not struggle to find their way around the app.  The content is categorised in a clear way either by topic or by activity style.  Parents can use the app to dramatically expand the amount of reading material that they can share with their children because, while the stories can be narrated, they include the option to be read as a normal book.  In this mode, parents can use it to read along with their child. 

Parents who are less artistic will find the suggested craft activities in the app useful to choose something to do that does not involve a screen.  Together, parent and child can make something together, and as well as have fun, learn too.  From the practical skills used in the craft itself to making a shopping list and going out to buy the materials, these guides can provide the spark of inspiration needed for a great educational experience. 

With so much content, the app has to download it on demand but the parental section has the useful option to preselect material to store on the device for when no internet connection is available.  Parents can also look at how much time their children have spent on the different activity types to see if children are using it to its fullest potential. 

There are many good things to say about this app but you can experience them for yourself as the app has a 7-day trial period before you begin the monthly subscription proper.  When you consider how much it would cost to buy physical versions of the included books alone, the monthly fee seems excellent value.  This is an app crammed full of fun and educational material in many different formats and covering many different topics - you won't regret taking a look.

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Developer Description

One small app, one huge world of curiosity building fun.

Our ever-expanding world of videos, books and games helps kids age 2-7 develop the skills they need for life. And we don’t just mean math and literacy…

• Curiosity & problem solving brought to life by characters like Curious George
• Social & emotional skills with wonderfully illustrated cartoons
• Creative expression with step-by-step tutorials from kids their own age
• Mindfulness with their favorite characters (and some new ones too)
• New words and new languages learned through stories and songs

The app is personalized to meet your kid’s needs and fuel their curiosity – so they get the right things, at the right age.

Plus, it’s 100% worry-free for parents. No ads, no external links, no weird videos.

Curious World brings your children:
• More than 100 replayable kids games created by learning experts
• Entertaining and educational videos
• Read-along books featuring beloved characters
• Up to 4 child profiles to personalize each learning journey

Curious World features kids' favorites such as:
• Curious George
• Sid the Science Kid
• Arthur
• Mac & Izzy
• Kit 'n' Kate
• A Rhino Named Paul
• Melia & Jo
• Scout & the Gumboot Kids
• Get Crafty

A fun and unique kids learning experience, Curious World offers:
• Exclusive and original content – only available in Curious World
• A personalized journey based on your child’s age
• Learning activities chosen by education experts across reading, science, math, art & more
• Access to your favorite Curious World games and books offline
• Curious George iMessage stickers
• Availability on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

Curious World games, videos and books cover the following key learning areas:
• Science: Scientific thinking, Inquiry & wonder, Cause & effect, Living things, Earth
• Math: Numbers & symbols, Adding, Subtracting, Patterns, Sorting, Math models
• Language & Literacy: Early reading, Vocabulary building, Word recognition, Comprehension, Listening skills, Stories, Nursery Rhymes
• Executive Function: Attention, Working memory Planning & organizing, Cognitive flexibility, Logic and reasoning
• Creative Expression: Creative thinking, Colors & shapes, Visual arts, Music and Songs, Dance & movement
• Social & Emotional: Perspective taking, Relationship building, Self-regulation, Collaboration
• Family & Community: About me, Daily routines & traditions, Home and school, Safety, Community jobs
• Health & Wellbeing: Sleep, Exercise, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Healthy Habits

AWARDS:
Kidscreen Best Learning App and Best Game App (Smartphone)
Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Family, National Parenting Product Awards
Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards – Tablet Based App

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR SUGGESTIONS?
We are committed to delivering the best experience for our users.
Please contact us at: customerservice@curiousworld.com

Curious World is free to download and allows users to create a child profile to access select content and features curated for your child’s age.

With a Curious World subscription, you will receive:
• Unlimited access to exclusive games, videos and books – new content added monthly!
• A personalized experience for your child
• Ability to create up to 4 child profiles
• Access to the Parent Dashboard to track your child’s activities
• A safe and ad-free learning environment

When you sign up for the Curious World subscription, you will be charged directly on your iTunes account. The subscription will be automatically renewed within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when a subscription is purchased. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off in the Apple Account Settings.

Premium Plans:
Only $7.99 per month or $64.99 per year.
Privacy Policy (https://www.curiousworld.com/privacy-policy)
Terms of Use (https://www.curiousworld.com/terms)

App only accessible in USA

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