Preschool is a time where children learn the skills needed to succeed in higher levels of education. Play and Learn with Corabelle aims to support this important stage through well-designed games that develop proficiency in foundational math, motor skills, and reasoning and concept development.
Play and Learn with Corabelle
In Play and Learn with Corabelle, children can find 11 educational games designed to help them learn numbers, amounts, colors, shapes, and series in a fun way. The games may have multiple levels that increase in difficulty, but overall they are suitable for ages 5 and below. They don’t follow a specific sequence, and each game or level can be played or replayed anytime.
At the beginning of each game, a short tutorial is provided. The tutorials are completely without text, meaning no reading is required. There are no punishments for making mistakes, but on the other hand solving a problem will be rewarded with sparkles.
In the game called the Odd One Out, children rely on logic to figure out which among the six objects doesn’t belong in the group. In Matching Shadows, they must pick out the shadow that matches the object in the middle of the screen. This game is rather tricky because the shadows are not always the right side up, and is excellent for challenging your child’s visual discrimination skills.
In Aiming and Throwing, a flower seed must be flicked over the obstacles on the screen. If the seed lands in the pot, it will sprout into a flower. The difficulty increases over time as more obstacles are introduced.
The next game is called Matching Numbers and Amounts, and it involves counting the objects that appear on Corabelle’s tray and drag the right number to it. Meanwhile, in Matching Pairs children try to find pairs of the same pictures. They can choose to play with 4 or 6 pairs by tapping the selector on lower right-hand side.
In Matching Patterns, children match shapes and colors in the right combination to form a flower chain. In Spot the Difference, they try to find all five elements that are different between the two pictures.
The Four Seasons is a game where children must drag and drop images to the related season, while Shadow Shapes requires them to put together images of butterflies and flowers. And Seek and Find involves dragging the small pictures from the magic vase to match the big picture.
Finally, Matching Numbers combines counting with addition and subtraction from 1-10. Several circles, each carrying either a math problem or a number of objects, will be displayed on screen. Children must then match the equation to the objects. For example, they might drag the “1+3” circle to the circle containing four flowers.
Parents Need to Know
Play and Learn with Corabelle is suitable for preschool-aged children. With its diverse games, it’s excellent to help children build the basic skills they need for high-level learning. It’s also easy to use; most children should be able to play the games without a grown-up’s help.
The app is child-safe with no third-party advertising, no in-app purchases, and no social media links. There is a secured parental area which contains additional information about the app and links.
Things I Like
Play and Learn with Corabelle is a visually appealing app. I love the use of clean backgrounds to balance out the big, colorful graphics; it delivers a clutter-free look and helps the children focus on the task at hand. The soundtrack is low-key and soothing, which is always a big plus when it comes to children’s apps.
With 11 games to choose from, the app is great value for money. Each game has been designed carefully to hone a basic skill, and together they can provide hours of fun. One of my favorite games is where you try to find the right shadow to match an object. You don’t often find this kind of game in a children’s app, which makes it all the more interesting.
Play and Learn with Corabelle promises great value with 11 fun games that promote basic skills such as counting, logic, shape recognition, and fine motor skills. This beautiful app is also easy to use as it requires no reading whatsoever. Plus it contains no ads and in-app purchases, which means it’s safe for small children.
Get it on the App Store: iPad
App was provided for our honest review.