Lumosity is branching out. The brain-training company has just introduced a new app designed for younger iPad users – LumiKids Park.
Targeted to children 5 and under, the app’s adaptive activities were created by child development experts.
Here’s a complete rundown of the games:
SORTING: Sort squirmy little water critters into their correct water puddles based on color, shape and size, using cognitive flexibility as the sorting rules periodically change.
VISUAL-MOTOR COORDINATION: While feeding the flying “nom nom” critters, combine the use of several visual-motor coordination skills such as visual processing, motor planning and motor control.
ATTENTION: While playing hide and seek, keep track of multiple darting critters as they hide, in order to find them – requiring a specific type of attention called divided attention.
Designed for the iPad/iPad mini, LumiKids Park can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. It’s available in English, French, German, and Spanish.
I’m looking forward to trying out LumiKids Park with my 3-year-old son soon. It seems to be another well-designed and thought out app for younger kids.
If you’re interested, Lumosity also has two titles available for adults to download. Lumosity Mobile is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch while Lumosity is for the iPad/iPad mini. Both of those apps are free to download, but there are in-app purchases to unlock a premium subscription.
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