Leo’s Pad 2 is a great looking educational app for the iPad aimed at pre-schoolers and early learners. I only heard of it because the app’s publishers, Kidaptive, followed me on Twitter and I decided to have a look at who they are and that piqued my interest right away.
Reading things like this about their background got me interested:
Kidaptive is an innovative media and technology company dedicated to smart storytelling on iPads and a curriculum developed in collaboration with Stanford University researchers to create entertaining and adaptive content that helps children learn.
Our interdisciplinary team includes experts in learning sciences, animation, writing, game design, film and television production, music, and software development.
Then I watched a video demo of Leo’s Pad and I was even more impressed. Although the voiceover for it is little jargon-heavy for me, I think the animation looks superb and the app looks very engaging for young learners.
Here’s a little more background on the Leo’s Pad 2 app, via its App Store page:
Leo’s Pad is a highly interactive experience that teaches children by making them part of the adventure. It contains a comprehensive curriculum that adapts to their skill level. Each appisode adapts to the learning needs of your child. The personal dashboard will place their growth path at your fingertips. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of their growth, strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences. Created with Stanford University researchers and professors, Leo’s Pad engages children with Pixar-quality animation and hands-on learning.
I just showed the demo video to my 9 year old daughter. Even though much of the content shown in the video is aimed at much younger learners she was still interested. I’ll install the app today and see what she thinks of it when we spend some time with it.
Have any o you tried out Leo’s Pad yet? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments.
Here’s an App Store link for Leo’s Pad 2; it’s priced at $1.99.