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Kids Academy Talented & Gifted

Learning games for kids

Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Kids Academy - Talented and Gifted is not just for those children who have been identified as being especially able, although it has content for those children too, its content is suitable to help all children develop their learning.

Teacher Review

Kids Academy - Talented and Gifted is one of those apps that feels well made from the moment you open it up.  Little animations, well-chosen colour schemes and a wealth of options for different learning content are soon apparent to the user. 

Children can use the learning path selector to spin a wheel and study a subject at random.  From here, a video usually introduces the subject.  These describe the learning in a clear and attractive visual format and are narrated by a friendly-sounding teacher.  The instruction is excellent and explains the topic in a logical and useful way that will often echo how a child is taught by their own teacher.  

There are some simple games for children to play as they reinforce their understanding.  These are usually a variation of drag and drop or multiple choice questions and, while not being games in the truest sense, brighten up the player's learning.  

Another source of practice comes from the included worksheets.  Many other apps eschew this classroom stalwart but this one embraces it.  Children can print out the worksheets to complete on paper or they can complete them on the device using their finger or an Apple Pencil, if they have one, on iOS devices.  Quite unexpectedly, these worksheets are still self-marking and feedback the scores achieved.  

The videos, worksheets, and games being available for so many different topics do mean that the app will need to download them on an as-needed basis, so some form of data or wi-fi connection will be needed periodically for the app to be fully usable.  This is an acceptable compromise, though, as, otherwise, the app would take up an impractical amount of your device's storage capacity.

The app can handle multiple player accounts, each administered through the parent's area, although it is most likely going to be teachers who need this functionality.  A more fully-featured teachers' facility is currently close to release.  Also within the parent's section is the reporting facilities of the app where the exercises that children have attempted, along with their scores, are shown.

The level of many of the activities in the traditional subjects would not in themselves be considered as specifically geared towards talented and gifted children as the app title would suggest - its appeal is broader than that.  All children, after all, need to learn the maths, English, humanities and science that is related in the different learning paths.  

The superbly produced section on chess, however, allows the app to make a claim for its suitability for gifted and talented children.  Of course, all children can enjoy chess and should be encouraged in its pursuit if they enjoy it, but it is often those children who are most academically able who see the attraction of the game.  

Videos and worksheets introduce the history and rules of chess and over the course of more than 50 exercises build up a solid understanding of it.  It would be particularly useful for children who like chess but whose parents have never developed the same interest and so are unable to help as much as they would like.

This app is free to download so you can make an appraisal of how suitable it is at the full yearly price for your children over the seven days trial period that comes with it.  Over the summer of 2018, the subscription is heavily discounted so now would be an ideal time to check it out, especially as many parents are looking for ways to keep children's learning fresh over the long break from school.  There is a lot of breadth and depth to the content of this app so it is certainly worth your time to take a look.

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Developer Description

Prepare your kid for success in class & beyond with our complete learning course with over 5,000+ activities that includes games, videos and worksheets with a personalized learning plan.

Over 25,000,000 kids around the world learn with Kids Academy apps!

Talented and GIfted learning academy was created to help identify and nurture the talents of every child from the earliest stage! Hone writing and reading skills, develop a mindset for math, sharpen visual perception and hand-eye coordination - all through engaging gameplay!

PLENTY OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Over 5,000+ educational games, videos, and printables developed by experts in early education:

* Math, writing, phonics and reading games
* SORT, MATCH, and CLASSIFY games
* Animated flashcards and mazes
* Augmented reality based worksheets and off-screen activities
* Topic-related educational videos

COMPLETE EARLY LEARNING COURSE (AGES 2-10)
The app provides step-by-step learning pathway that lets toddlers develop early skills by moving from elementary concepts to more complex attributes. Kids will start with learning to trace letters and numbers and will gradually move to tasks that require deeper visual, fine motor and problem-solving skills.

All games within the app are divided into age groups and can be played as a consistent Learning Path.

OFF-SCREEN ACTIVITIES
Learn on and beyond the screen! From math to writing, your kids will complete worksheets and get assessed within a few seconds. Use your finger or Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro only) to complete the tasks. Practice off-screen activities in two modes:

* ON SCREEN MODE: complete the worksheet on the screen and get it checked and scored right on the device.

* BACK CAMERA MODE: get a printable from your device, complete it and let the device scan it and deliver the results right on the screen.

The app not only makes learning more interactive for kids but also keeps up their motivation because it engages them in a new exciting way in the offline world.

DESIGNED WITH EXPERTS IN EARLY CHILD EDUCATION
At the core of this early learning app lies vast expertise of acclaimed child psychologists and educators. Based on rock-solid approaches to preschool education, such as Montessori and Singapore Math, all the activities help to crank up kids’ innate thirst for knowledge and let them experience learning as an exciting process of discovery.

FEATURES

  • Two types of content presentation: across age groups and as a Learning Pathway
  • A rich, exploratory environment filled with surprises
  • Effective motivation and rewards system
  • Fancy animated characters and objects from the child’s world
  • Easy-to-follow professionally voiced hints

SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS

* While the app is free to download some of the content is only available as part of subscription-based membership.
* There are several subscription options: Monthly (/month), Quarterly (/quarter), and Yearly (/year).
* Each subscription comes with a 7 day free trial period, if you don't like it you can cancel before you are charged.
* All payments are charged to your iTunes account. Subscriptions automatically renewed at the end of each billing period unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the current billing period ends.
* Subscription can be managed and turned off at any time via your iTunes account.
* You can read our Privacy Policy here: http://www.kidsacademy.mobi/privacy/
* You can read our Terms of Use here: http://www.kidsacademy.mobi/terms/

Set the stage for academic success with this delightfully interactive learning app for kids!

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