As a mom to 2 young kids, ages 7 & 9, there are times when I need them occupied while I am at the doctor’s office, in a meeting or in a change room at the mall. It is sometimes tough to find games and apps that are age appropriate for these in-between kids. Being on the verge of the tween years, they are looking for games and apps that are more grown up. I am always on the look out for apps that are not too old for them. Shooting, blood, and scantily-clad characters seem to be in over-abundance.
On the heals of their popular game Hakitsu, a programming robot battle game, Kuato Studio is releasing 2 new apps: Dino Tales and Safari Tales. Kuato Games aims at enhancing literary skills in kids ages 4 – 10.
“Kuato Studio’s goal is guilt-free gaming. With SAFARI TALES and DINO TALES, our aim has been to harness the power of engagement that kids have with really good games and use it to enhance literacy and learning,” said Kris Turvey, Creative Director at Kuato Studios. “Our games allow children to explore beautiful worlds packed full of adventure, while fuelling their imagination to produce creative interactive storybooks that can be read with mum or dad.”
Safari Tales is an animal adventure game which encourages exploration in reading and vocabulary skills by casting the player as both adventurer and storyteller.
In this 3D world kids have games to play, animals to discover and places to visit. Throughout the game, kids will need to read and follow directions in order to complete their quests. They can even ask an in-game character, Darwin, real questions by selecting words and joining them together to form sentences. Darwin will speak back the answer with facts about animals, their environment, eating habits, etc.
What is really lovely about these games is that the game records their adventures and at the end of each session, creates an interactive storybook which can be read with parent, all about what they did in the game. Words can be tweaked with synonyms in the storybook so kids can read and learn even at bedtime.
What I love about Safari Tales as a parent, is the Parent Corner. With the parent’s corner you can restrict access to the game by adding a pin, set a reading age for your child and control the game length. You can also receive notifications each time a new creative artwork is produced.
Safari Tales is available now on iOS and Android platforms, priced at $3.99
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