I chose to receive a free Leo's Pad Enrichment Program app, and I was compensated for the time I invested in this review. All opinions are mine and truthful; I was not required to post a positive review.
My daughter has a new favorite iPad app. It's Leo's Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers. This unique app drops your preschool learner into six different chapters of a fun story; the setting is Leo's world.
I am picky about apps for my kids. When we first received our iPad, I made a rule: no fluffy apps! Each app I add has to have educational value and that can include good, creative play. Leo's Pad offers both.
Leo's Pad Is Engaging
My daughter spent more than 30 minutes with the interactive app each time she played. The high quality animation is amazing, and she loved the birthday party storyline. The variety of activities is impressive–I've seen Luci build a rocket, paint a birthday card, fly, match the emotion on wishy fish's face, catapult, and determine how to build a bridge. I've heard her laughing at Cinder, the little dragon; she is having a wonderful time while learning and working hard.
Leo's Pad Is Enriching
Luci and I have already been working on many of the math and language concepts found within the games and activities in Leo's Pad. I was delighted to know that Luci would be strengthening the skills we have been trying to master, including the following:
- Directions: Left, Right, Clockwise
- Copying Patterns
- Follow Directions
- Problem Solving
- Colors and Color Mixing
- Letter Recognition
- Understanding Prepositions (around, in, up, down, etc.)
- Introduces New Science and Math Vocabulary
Leo's Pad is Perfect for a Learner with Special Needs
Due to developmental trauma, my girl is a special needs learner. At six years-old, her expressive speech is severely delayed. It takes her more time to accomplish a task and (because her short term memory seems to have some kinks) it can take more effort for her to master a new concept. However, she is capable. A few times while playing Leo's Pad, she needed my help, but for the most part she was able to fly solo. She loved the independence, and I enjoyed some time to myself knowing she was learning and reviewing important information with a good, quality app.
Even though Luci is six, she is still working on preschool level skills. Some of the apps I have found for her skill level seem too young or babyish for her. We don't have this problem with Leo's Pad Enrichment Program. A child older than six who is developmentally delayed would still be interested–fascinated by the artwork, animation, and story in Leo's Pad.
Try Before You Buy!
In my opinion, this is a must have app. But you don't have to take my word for it. You can download the first chapter for free!
Once you see how engaging and enriching this product is, you can use coupon code IHOMESCHOOL for a 20% discount off the regular retail price of $24.99. The coupon is valid through May 31, 2015.
Kidaptive also offers Learner Mosaic–a FREE companion app for parents to track their student's progress. Learner Mosaic will chart your student's unique growth through the learning skills acquired on Leo's Pad. You can view the video below to find out how Learner Mosaic works.
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