Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Odd Squad App Review

Thanks to PBS for the chance to review this app

Odd Squad’s Blob Chase is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.

While my girls don't much watch Odd Squad on PBS, any chance I can get to expose them to educational fun apps, I hop to it. I figured this game would be fun for them because there's different levels of math and with two children in school now, I want them to use the iPad to expand their minds and learn as much as they can with games instead of countless time wondering around. 

When I first download a new game, that's all the girls want to play. When our 5 1/2 yr old McKenzie first saw this game, she was intrigued and it was the only thing she played during her allowed time on the iPad for that day. The levels are simple, yet get their minds going with the small numbers like -3/+3 you see above. 

Something very odd has happened in Odd Squad, the PBS KIDS hit series. A big blue blob has escaped in headquarters – and we need your help to get it back into its container!
Blob Chase makes basic math concepts fun for kids (5-8) to learn and practice. In the world of Odd Squad, blobs love nothing more than escaping from their containers. In this game, kids help to recover the blobs by using gadgets to add, subtract, halve or double passageways throughout Odd Squad headquarters. To discover which gadget works best for each particular challenge, kids problem-solve using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. In Blob Chase, kids use math skills throughout each of the 60 levels to get blobs across bridges, over walls, through tubes and eventually, back into their containers. Happy blobbing!

ODD SQUAD Blob Chase is now available for iTunes, Android tablets and Fire tablet for $1.99.