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Science Educational Games with Max and Ruby

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You don’t find too many science games for preschoolers, but this is a good one.  Max and Ruby is one of my sons favorite shows.  He was so excited to hear that they have a game with the characters from the show.  The game seems very easy at the beginning, but then it becomes more challenging as the player makes progress.   This game has good scaffolding, good graphics, good music, and most importantly good science.  My son loves it!

iGameMom writes that;

“I am a firm believer that science should, and can be taught at a very young age. I also agree it is challenging to teach science concepts to young kids. You have to convey the concept in a manner that young minds can understand and grasp. It takes the full understanding of science and early childhood education to perfect the task.  Max and Ruby Science Educational Games is a science app teaching preschool to kindergarten kids science concepts with fun engaging games.  It does wonderful job in conveying the science concepts via fun games.”

To read the full article on iGameMom click here;

http://igamemom.com/2013/12/11/play-fun-science-educational-games-with-max-and-ruby/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Igamemom+%28iGameMom%29

A New Report Released on the Effectiveness of Digital Games for Early Childhood Education

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Neil Peirce finds that;

“Although there is a limited amount of academic research in this area, there is evidence of the benefits of specifically designed games, notably in the areas of phonological awareness, differentiating relationships, memory enhancement, coordinated motor skills, and mathematical development. However, these benefits have only been evaluated over several months in a structured preschool environment. The impact of such games being played intermittently in an informal setting is an area of
open research.”

Download a copy of the report here [PDF].