Zachy the Robot: Quest for the Museum Treasures
Zachy the Robot – Quest for the Museum Treasures is an outstanding app. Visually, the graphics are high-quality and colorful and the characters are very cute and likeable. This app is a jackpot of information. I learned so much from playing this app and I am excited for my kids to play it and learn as well. The activities are fun and engaging. They really hold the attention of the child (or adult) and make learning about dinosaurs, minerals and fossils a whole lot of fun! This app is a great value. The knowledge your children will gain will far outweigh the $3.99 you pay to play. I look forward to more Zachy the Robot adventures and more treasure hunting with my kids!
There is no doubt that “Zachy the Robot: Quest for the Museum Treasures” is an entertaining app to play through. The games involved are quite interactive and visually appealing and the music is actually a pleasure to listen to.
As the game includes 25+ locations to explore and learn about, there is no shortage of content included in the app. Your child is not likely to become bored or complete all the content in one session of game play, so it’s likely to keep them coming back for more. Even if they do get tired of searching for dinosaurs and fossils and move onto something else, you can be sure that there will be unexplored content available to them when they do revisit Zachy’s world. In other words, yes, it’s fun!
Overall, a very well-done app – highly engaging and does a good job of working on basic skills such as pattern matching, puzzle solving, matching and sorting as well as providing an introduction to more advanced information about Fossils, Dinosaurs and Minerals.
One of the most exciting places I have found to take children is a natural history museum. There are so many different types of exhibits that everyone is sure to find something appealing. Zachy the Robot: Quest for the Museum Treasures gives your child (ages 3-6) that same exciting feeling, with information on not one, but three different subjects- minerals, fossils, and dinosaur bones. Because of its impressive scientific content and its engaging and interactive format, it is awarded a TopPick byFunEducationalApps.
Zachy the Robot: The Leaning Tower of Robocity
Winner of a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award!
Designed to help parents and caregivers of all achievements and backgrounds make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children, the Parents’ Choice Awards is the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s media. The Parents’ Choice Awards program honors the best material for children: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, videogames, television and websites. Parents’ Choice Foundation’s panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and, yes, kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels.
Excerpt from Parents’ Choice Review:
The animation is well done and the lessons that are integrated throughout the show are engaging. Some include real video, such as the pyramids in Egypt, to use as examples of well-supported structures. Our testers (ranging from three- to six-years-old) enjoyed watching the episode on multiple occasions.
Not only is this app educational, but the cartoon section is excellent as well, reminding me of the best programming PBS has to offer – high praise to be sure. The animation is excellent and colors used are very bright and engaging, as are the narration and music that are used.
I was pleased that the problems were based on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) concepts. The developer took the educational value so seriously that they worked in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University – a wonderful leading research center for early childhood education and development.
Taking Pictures With Dinosaurs
AppAdvice’s Quirky App of the Day
My kids love dinosaurs. A trip to the natural history museum is like a trip to the candy store. Anything that remotely deals with dinosaurs are an immediate item of interest to them. Taking Pictures With Dinosaurs was a great app for them. They had fun posing with the dinos and had specific ideas of how they wanted to pose.