Multi-Player Educational Apps

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Multi-Player Educational Apps

App developers are discovering the possibilities of social educational games for kids. There are not a lot of multi-player education apps out there, but there are a few worth noting. Have fun with your children by playing one of these multi-player educational games.

Match Blitz

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If you don’t have this free app for your kids, you must download it and play MatchBlitz with them this summer! I was instantly drawn to the easy interface and competition that this app offers. The object of the game is to tap the object that appears in all of the sectioned areas of the game board. For example, in 2-player mode, tap the object that appears on each half of the screen. Be the first to tap the object and earn points. Be careful because an incorrectly tapped object will cause you to loose points. There are options for 3 and 4 players as well within the app. This app develops visual perception, memory and concentration skills in children as well as social skills while playing with others. MatchBlitz offers a practice area where children can get a feel for how the game works. MatchBlitz was created by the developer, Shiny Things, and incorporates the characters and objects from their other apps into MatchBlitz. Even though this app is free, it does not include any ads, a win win for parents and children. This app is appropriate for kids ages 4-8, and lots of fun for adults too!

Match Blitz can be purchased on iTunes.  Download here:

Futaba – Classroom Games for Kids

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Futaba Classroom Games for Kids allows up to 4 kids to sit around the iPad answering questions to win points. This app is useful for reviewing vocabulary and facts already in the app with settings to create and add your own content. There is even a single player mode perfect for independent play or homework time. With the amount of customization options in this app it is really an exciting app for teachers and parents. This app would be great for your child to review content already learned this school year over the summer. The app is $6.99 and offers content in multiple subject areas. There is a free version you can try called Word Games for Kids, but know there are ads in the app. This app is appropriate for children ages 5-8.

Futaba – Classroom Games for Kids can be purchased on iTunes. Download here:

Operation Math Code Squad

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Operation Math Code Squad gets up to 4 kids together to take math operation challenges. Playing off the same theme as the well-loved “Operation Math” app from Spinlight Studios, the team of kids playing are challenged to answer math problems in order to complete missions. The app does rank players, but is thoughtfully designed to get kids supporting each other instead of pinning them against each other. If you want to keep playing, all players need to answer questions correctly. Game play includes all operations and is easy to customize for the unique level of multiple players. The app is easy to use and fun for group play. One struggle we had was figuring out the numbers 9 and 6 which you often have to read upside down and were hard to distinguish quickly because they were spinning in the middle of the screen. This would be a great multi-player app to use to practice math facts over the summer and is $2.99 and available for iPad.

Operation Math Code Squad can be purchased on iTunes. Download here:

 

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