For many parents, getting their kids to read more and play video games less is a constant struggle. Learning versus having fun, at times, can seem like mutually exclusive processes. But they really don’t have to be. The best of both worlds for a parent is to find opportunities where your child is doing something educational and at the same time, is genuinely enjoying the activity. A company out there called Kuato Games seems to have one of those opportunities for parents with its game app called Safari Tales.
Geared toward kids ages 4 to 10, Safari Tales offers a 3D world for kids to play in, amazing places to visit, games to play and animals to discover. While kids are enhancing their literary skills, they are also getting a chance to ask the adorable in-game meerkat, Darwin, questions about animals, their environment and eating habits. The method by which kids get to ask the questions is very clever as the child needs to form the sentence structure correctly. As proper grammar in this country continues to be suffer miserably, it’s great to have a game out there that at least attempts to help the education process.
The app is also great because the game records the user’s adventures and at the end of each session, creates an interactive storybook which can be read with a parent that summarizes what they did in the game. The best part of it is the feature that allows the child to replace highlighted words with available synonyms, helping expand the vocabulary of your child without any extra effort.
The graphics for the game are very cool and the sounds of the animals and background noises are equally remarkable. The animal coloring features and sticker collection tabs are also a lot of fun, giving kids the ability to enjoy many activities while being on just one app. It is a pretty good deal for just $3.99. So if you are willing to make the small investment, you can go to any of the following to purchase:
Download on iTunes
Google Play
For those of you still looking for a bit more information, please visit the Safari Tales YouTube page.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are 100% my own.