App Friday June 2nd, 2017

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Introduce kids to logic and coding with the race cars in Code Karts, read and puzzle out the riddle of St. Ives, and watch and read along with an adaptation of the classic Journey to the West. Plus London city guide for kids, and a Lego Professor of Play.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Code Karts – Pre-coding in preschool

Code Karts is a fun way to introduce children from the age of 4 to the logic of coding.  Designed as a race track, easy to move coding bricks allow the child to decide where the car should go to reach the finish line.  It’s as easy as 123.

Code Karts - Pre-coding logic
Code Karts - Pre-coding logic

St. Ives: book & nursery rhyme
by StoryMax

To amuse and teach at the same time, St. Ives introduces the traditional English nursery rhyme “I was going to St. Ives” with fun and lovely characters: one man, seven women, and many, many cats! This rhyme is also known as a riddle because it encourages children to use logic concepts and deductive skills to find out how many people were going to St. Ives.

Journey to the West 1

Wukong was punished for causing mischief in the realms of heaven and Earth, and was asked to escort and protect the Tang Monk on a journey to obtain sacred scriptures in India. Can the mischievous troublemaker Sun Wukong arrive safely in India? Find out by watching his exciting adventure!

Traveling with Arthur – London city guide for kids
by Marshmallow Games

Traveling with Arthur lets you travel the world in a single tap! In this app we will take you to the magnicent city of London. You will discover so many unusual things and for every major attraction there will be a different game that will make you feel like real tourists.

Lego Professor of Play

Yes, there is such a title, or there will be starting next year. Cambridge University, with a grant from the Lego Foundation, will focus on the role of play in education. I’m guessing there will be little plastic building bricks involved too. Read more at ITV.

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