Leading educational-technology company Kidaptive today released the fourth installment of the top-rated Leo’s Pad Preschool Kids Learning Series for iPad. Leo’s Pad combines movie-quality animation with smart storytelling, adaptive learning, and highly interactive adventures that engage children in creative educational activities.
The series has garnered praise from major outlets including USA Today, Common Sense Media, The Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, and Parenting Magazine. Kidaptive’s goal is to help a million children around the world discover a love for learning. With that aim, for a limited time all appisodes of Leo’s Pad are free as a Summer Special.
In appisode four, “A Splashing Good Time,” learners join popular eight-year-old characters Leo and Marie on their latest adventure—rescuing Marie’s flyaway Question Lab—and meet a new character, Fusch (based on Leonardo Da Vinci, Marie Curie, and Confucius, respectively). The learner helps the characters steer the Question Lab safely back to the ground, which requires quick thinking and creativity.
The new appisode incorporates five interactive activities within the story, which engage learning areas such as pattern recognition, measurement, spatial reasoning, and working memory. There is also an instructional song that celebrates creative problem solving. As in all the appisodes, “A Splashing Good Time” promotes active participation over passive watching.
A key feature of the Leo’s Pad appisodes is adaptive learning through educational content. Leo’s Pad tracks learners’ abilities, records their progress, and allows the activities to adapt, in real time, to their abilities. Kidaptive co-founder Dr. Dylan Arenaemphasizes that, “We create entertaining and adaptive content that helps children learn. Our goal is to keep each learner in a corridor of optimal challenge to maximize both their engagement and their learning.”
Parents can monitor their child’s learning with Parent’s Pad, one of the most comprehensive feedback systems ever developed for parents. The Leo’s Pad core curriculum uses assessments across 70 dimensions of learning to customize gameplay, support development, and provide parents with updates. The app develops an evolving learner’s profile that gives parents direct insight into their child’s growth, along with suggestions for how parents can support their learners outside of “tablet time.”
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Pricing: The Leo’s Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series app is free on iTunes. For a limited time the Summer Special allows users to download all Leo’s Pad appisodes for free.
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.