Play and Learn Engineering

Rating Play and Learn Engineering - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 5+
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About Play and Learn Engineering

Play and Learn Engineering is an educational, fun-filled app that helps your kids learn through play. 

Play and Learn Engineering Review

Through four pairs of games, Play and Learn Engineering delves into a number of fundamental STEM ideas. Each of the open-ended sandbox activities and guided games in the Obstacle Course, Roller Coaster, Snack Time, and Boxy Towers has one open-ended sandbox activity and one guided game. In Robo Builder, for example, children experiment with the construction of a skyscraper using a range of things. They must construct a tower to a specified height in Kitty Rescue in order to assist the cat in descending from a tree branch. The cat progresses higher and higher in a series of levels. 

What do we like about Play and Learn Engineering?

By clicking a button on the home screen, users can switch between English and Spanish quickly. In English and Spanish, audio and text with captions are available. Simple audio instructions are provided to demonstrate how to play. Kids don't see a learning path because they can't track their progress or store their creations. 

What skills does it improve?

Even if the content itself does not allow for much depth of learning, the combination of open-ended exercises and guided games in Play and Learn Engineering provides kids with a fun way to explore STEM concepts in a number of contexts.

What age is it appropriate for?

The app is appropriate for students of Pre-K- K.

Is Play and Learn Engineering free?

Play and Learn Engineering is a good and free way to get a basic understanding of engineering.

Is Play and Learn Engineering easy to use?

The bright graphics and simple gameplay make this a great game for kids. In reality, the games have been toned down to the point that they will only appeal to the very young. 

How will students benefit?

Through open-ended and supervised activities, children experiment with STEM concepts. Because the games are simple and provide limited feedback, children will require off-screen scaffolding. Easy-to-understand games give students a sneak peek at STEM subjects.

These games, when combined with significant off-screen scaffolding, can pique children's interest in basic science and engineering.

How will teachers benefit?

Use Play and Learn Engineering to help them learn basic STEM concepts in a fun way. However, in order for the lesson to stick, children will require some more assistance. Check in with the kids after they've finished playing and talk about the principles they learned from the games.

How will parents benefit?

A section for parents contains ideas for taking learning outside of the classroom.

What can Play and Learn Engineering improve on?

Each game delves into a distinct subject, but there are only a few options available for kids to try out. That is, children don't do much in each game, and there is a lot of repetition and use of the same equipment.

How much does Play and Learn Engineering cost?

Play and Learn Engineering is available free of cost.

Final thoughts

Because there is no true levelling or progress monitoring, single Play and Learn Engineering devices can be easily transferred around from kid to kid without having to bother about user accounts or beginning new kids in the middle of a learning path. These games can be used in classes with bilingual students or ESL Spanish speakers because they are available in both Spanish and English.

App Details

Ratings

Devices

iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Critical Thinking
Creative Development
Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

PBS KIDS

Download Play and Learn Engineering

You can download Play and Learn Engineering on your iOS devices from the Apple App Store.

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