Smartphone apps meant for kids are huge in western markets. The tablet and smartphone are emerging as one of the most effective ways for kids to learn, so it’s only natural that there are a lot of local developers also trying to get a share of that market. Let’s take a look at some of the best apps being made for kids by our Pakistani devs!
Pencil Pop by We.R.Play
Pencil Pop is a simple arcade game made by local game developer We.R.Play. The concept of this game is really simple, you have to pop the bubbles that form a word in a specific order.
The game has a decent learning curve as well which will see kids testing their spelling abilities as they try to pop the bubbles faster and faster. This is an excellent exercise in cementing the spellings for a large number of words.
TopIQ Kids Learning Suite by Agnitus
The TopIQ Kids Learning Suite is a full on curriculum for young minds. The whole suite comes out at 557 megabytes so you know it’s got a lot of substance. The package comprises of more than a hundred books and games that are available as separate purchases once you’ve downloaded the complete app.
It’s not free but it has a 4 star rating on the iTunes store. The curriculum has been expertly created and gives children a bit of everything. Everything from the basics of shapes to learning to differentiate between lower case and upper case letters. This is a really ambitious project and Agnitus have done it really well indeed.
Don’t Push The Buttons, Harry Hamster!
Don’t Push The Buttons, Harry Hamster! is an interactive book game for kids. It’s not only an educational exercise for them but also a moral one. The app features some beautifully made water color art that’s vivid and full of easy-to-grasp meaning. There are some interactive elements in each of the illustrations.
The illustrations are part of the story and while the kids are reading the story, they can make a choice by interacting with the pictures. For example, if in the story Harry the Hamster is being told not to push the button, you can choose to actually push the button. But doing this will lead to a morally-engaging lesson, which aims to teach kids obedience. It really is a fresh idea and is unique way of teaching children. The app costs $0.99.