Alien Buddies is an educational, preschool learning app from Artgig Studio. I had never heard of Artgig Studios before, but what they have here is a very solid, learning game and one that should appeal to many young children. There three different modes included in the app that children can choose to play as well as a bonus mode that lets them collect stickers upon completion of levels. The three modes they can choose from in Alien Buddies is Match, Puzzle, and Dot to Dot. With one app, children will get to play what is essentially 3 different games in one.
In Match, there are 8 different sub categories to choose from. They can practice their colors, shapes, letters, and numbers visually as well as play the games using auditory clues instead. What that means is that instead of matching the correct shape or numbers by looking at them, you press a button and it’ll say something like circle or twelve, and you must match it up with the correct answer. This is a really good idea they implemented here and lets children learn both how shapes, colors, numbers, and letters look as well as how they sound.
The next game is called puzzle. Here, kids can choose any number of images and solve a puzzle consisting of 4, 6, or 8 pieces. It’s very simple to play and the pieces are large enough where kids should have no problem dragging them to the correct spaces. The also make it a bit easier by making pieces automatically click into place if near the correct spot.
In the final game, which is called dot to dot, this is basically connect the dots. You follow the numbers around drawing a line in order from lowest number to highest number. When you are done, it forms a picture. Again, not very hard, but helps children learn the correct order of numbers.
Alien Buddies is a very good, early education game for children. It teaches them the essentials, numbers, letters, shapes and colors, which are very important to learn at a young age. It also does it in a way which is fun. It also helps that the characters used in the app are cute and appealing as well as the fun, upbeat nature of the narrations. I’ll also mention that there is a neat reward system in place as well. With each activity completed, kids will earn a sticker. They can use the stickers in the sticker section which contains pages of scenes. They can then decorate the scenes with the stickers they’ve earned. Overall, Alien Buddies I feel is a great educational app for kids just learning their ABC’s, 123′s, shapes, and colors.
Kids, parents and teachers all love Alien Buddies for early learning fundamentals. Packed with four engaging activities (matching, puzzles, dot to dot and stickers), with varied difficulty levels and visual and audio modes to reinforce colors, shapes, numbers and letters for ages 3-7.
4 GAMES – FLEXIBLE OPTIONS FOR DIFFERENT LEARNERS
The Alien Buddies iPhone/iPad app is designed with a variety of games and play modes to suit a range of ages from Preschool to Kindergarten. The games include:
MATCHING: color, shape, letter and number recognition (audio and visual modes)
PUZZLE: problem solving, shape recognition
DOT TO DOT: sequential counting, fine motor skills
STICKERS: creative free play, fine motor skills (over 40 stickers and 8 landscapes)
In the visual and audio Matching games, the cast of cute and quirky characters will lead your child on an engaging journey to reinforce fundamental skills: recognizing colors, shapes, numbers and uppercase and lowercase letters.
The Puzzle game can be played with 4, 6, or 8 pieces providing levelled shape recognition and manipulation while developing reasoning and problem solving skills for younger and older kids.
The Dot to Dot game reinforces sequential counting with audio feedback and helps develop fine motor skills as your child completes each picture.
The Stickers activity builds learning confidence as kids are rewarded with stickers they can then use to create their own alien worlds.
MADE BY EDUCATIONAL GAME DESIGNERS
The game designers at Artgig Apps come from a background of educational software development and we put lots of TLC into every detail of each app we create to ensure a fun and engaging learning experience. We include kids, parents and teachers in our app development and testing to make sure our apps are exceptional tools that kids want to use again and again.
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Thanks for trying Alien Buddies!
We at Artgig Apps are parents ourselves, and we hold your privacy and the privacy of your child in the highest regard.
- Does not share your personal information with us or anyone else.
- Does not include ads, or in-app purchases, and there are no links to social network sites (like Facebook or Twitter).
- Includes feedback links on a separate Parents page in the app and links to the Artgig Apps website.
- Uses analytics to collect anonymized user data for general information about how people use our apps.
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