What It Is
iLearn with Boing: Savannah Adventures is a counting app that helps kids practice counting from one to 20. Kids also get to play with cute animals that live in the savannah. There are three games in the app, each with three levels. Kids must progress through each level, so you do have to start at level one in each game.
The first is called Count with Meerkats. Kids will see a train with lots of food items on it. They must count the number of food items, and then find the meerkat that's holding up the correct number sign. The meerkats pop up and down in the ground in this app, so you've got to be quick to find the right number sign.
The second game is called Calculate with Ostriches, and it is for one or two players. Kids will see a truck, and on the truck is a number. Kids must use their fingers to grab and drag one of the quickly moving ostriches into the truck, collecting enough ostriches to match the number on the truck. This is a very open-ended game, so kids can put too few or too many ostriches in the truck and play with the numbers. Parents can play along and talk to their kids, saying, "You have too many ostriches" or "How many more ostriches do you need?"
The last game is called Order and it stars the frog. Help the frog jump on the lilypads in numbered order to get to the other side. You're not always at number one. Sometimes you start counting up from number five, and by level three, you're counting down from number 15.
Throughout the games, kids are motivated with prizes to collect. All of these prizes are saved in a separate app called Planet Boing, which is also a separate download. In Planet Boing, kids can play with all their prizes, and parents can see the work that their child has done in the iLearn app.
Why It’s Fun
With the different levels and level progression, this app keeps your child in the level that is most appropriate for them. You can't get to level three until you can solve at least 80 percent correct in level two. This is a great feature, so kids aren't doing games that are too frustrating for them.
Who It’s For
iLearn with Boing: Savannah Adventures is for ages 3–6.
What To Be Aware Of
The iLearn with Boing: Savannah Adventures app is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later.
There is also an iLearn with Boing: Ice Land Adventures for the iPad and iPhone.