Sid the Science Kid - Slide to the Side is the first appisode in a brand new top, fun and educational app series for iPad, iPhone and iPad based on the award-winning educational animated television series on PBS - Are your kids ready to learn and experience the concept of friction and understand why sometimes it is easy to slide?
Sid the Science Kid - Slide to the Side lets your kids explore science. It offers an easy to use and highly engaging interactive interface. First kids go over two exciting stories trying to understand why in some instances they can slide and sometimes they can’t. Once done kids start to investigate and experiment via fun and interactive games! - Push-a-Puck: a fun exploration of friction and materials -Sid’s Speedway: an educational driving game that teaches kids about friction through the power of play - The app ends putting the scientific discovery into real life with great videos about the impact of frictions in everyday life with one with Sid's Grandma and another one on cars! For kids to remember what they have learned, make sure to listen to the special song from Teacher Susie!
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Sid the Science Kids - Slide to the Side is the first appisode of a very promising educational apps series. It is well designed, fun and engaging. We like the step-by-step concept whereby kids first discover, then research and investigate and then apply the scientific discovery into real life example. Loved the example of Sid’s Grandma using wax on her skies to go faster!
This app offers kids great way to understand and explore a science concept via exploration, discovery and experimentation. Parents will like the way Teacher Susie teaches and involves children in the learning process. She does not just states fact, but find a way to motivate and engage children. Kids learn as scientist do - Observe - Ask Questions - Explore and investigate - Describe and record findings - Apply to real life!
Overall, Sid the Science Kids - Slide to the Side is a Fun Educational Apps TOP PICK for its innovation and unique way of teaching children about science. The app encourages children to think, talk and work. The app goes beyond the TV episode as kids get a chance to act and experiment by themselves. Once more Mindshapes Limited has managed to develop a top quality educational app that uses the full potential of the interactive interface of the iPad, a perfect example of interactive education! … We are looking forward to more appisode in the series.
Note: This educational game app comes out the same day as the DVD and iTunes version of Sid the Science Kid: The Movie – further illustrating how entertainment properties such as The Jim Henson Company are delving into the growing educational app market to support the movie and television side…
Sid the Science Kid - Slide to the Side is available for download via the iTunes App Store - Universal App
About Sid The Science Kid:
Based on the groundbreaking TV series Sid the Science Kid. The series, which airs weekdays on PBS KIDS, uses comedy to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among early learners. Sid the Science Kid features a practical in-school science curriculum and celebrates children’s natural curiosity about science in everyday life.
The main goals of Sid the Science Kid are:
To encourage children to think, talk and work the way scientists do by building on preschoolers’ natural curiosity about the world. To show that science is all around us – we all interact with and are capable of learning about scientific concepts. To contribute to school readiness by fostering children’s intellectual skills, motivation to learn, and confidence in themselves as learners. To support children’s learning by partnering with parents and teachers to create a “climate of curiosity” for children.
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