Would you like to give your kids the best screen time?
Children are born curious but traditional learning tools limit their natural curiosity. The most commonly used tool – ‘worksheets’ are boring! Our apps use in-game events and characters to generate engaging problems around mathematics and coding which kids love to solve. No worksheets, just winners. No fear of failure, just plaudits for effort.
More Practice Time
Research shows that every hour of additional practice increases a child’s grade by 1 %. Our apps put the gaming experience first. And let the learning take care of itself. Kids are inclined to practice more as they win in-game currency for every practice session. As a result, redundant game time becomes fun learning time.
Actually Fun Games
Kids love playing casual games. Rather than simply producing clumsily camouflaged ‘gamified’ lessons, we put the gaming experience first and then embed the education. The result? Educational games kids actually enjoy. In fact our games are so much fun that even the adults in the family have a go at them.
Interactive Learning Content
All SKIDOS games contain interactive Math and Coding questions that require kids’ active engagement. Through visual support, audio text and open-ended questions, learning content becomes much easier to understand and solve. Thanks to our improved Math and Coding questions, kids can learn more actively. The kid-friendly design helps the children get instant feedback and learn from their mistakes.
Curriculum Aligned Standards
Our entire learning database is mapped to global curriculum standards, like the Common Core Standards and the European National level Standards, which students and teachers are expected to follow for Mathematics. For coding, our in house team of teachers and programmers have designed a unique curriculum to encourage kids to understand how games are coded.
Minimum Adult Supervision
Children find our games intuitive. They progress through the levels at their own pace, advancing to the next level only through mastering the previous level. Our games enable fast start-up and immediate engagement regardless of proficiency level of the child. So, children don’t need constant parent supervision. Our data analysis tools let us spot where a child needs a helping hand.
SKIDOS for Parents
Give your child 10 minutes of play, everyday.
10 minutes every day with SKIDOS games will make a big difference in your child’s performance and interest in Mathematics and Coding. Try it out now!
Can be played on any Apple or Android device
Are easy to play without parent supervision
Give access to Math practice 24/7
Encourage your child to learn the basics of Coding
Include weekly reports to keep an eye on your child’s progress
Can turn playtime into quality screen time!
Reviews from Teachers & Parents
“I highly recommend this game as a fun way for a student to focus on a mathematical concept causing concern, or just for practice.”
− Apply Mall
“A fun game good for practicing Mental Math”
− Prof. James Paul Gee (ASU & Stanford Univeristy)
“Do you have children who like playing games ? They will love this app Milk Hunt Kids Math Game.”
− I Game Mom
“Milk Hunt: Kids Math Game is an excellent math app for primary school aged students to have fun whilst practicing thier skills in many mathematical operations. I highly recommend this app.”
− Jenny Webster (Teacher)
“Milk Hunt is a fun and engaging game which works on Math skills as you play through this endless runner style of game. The game is very addictive and a whole heap of fun. My seven year old daughter absolutely loves it. So glad to see her learning something while having fun.”
− Sharon Turriff (Parent )
“Milk Hunt is a combination of game and math practice that won’t soon become boring for your little learner.”
− Smart Apps for kids
“Milk Hunt is a fast-paced game app that provides solid math practice in a format children will love. It is so well done, it has earned a TopPick for us.”
As per the American medical journal (2017), smartphones contain a host of bacteria & viruses. However, the report was not taken too seriously when released, however now that the the world is under the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to keep your gadgets sanitized & clean. Here are 10 things to do & not to do in order to keep your phone clean:
1. Use disposable gloves whilst cleaning your smartphone(s) & tablet(s)
2. Apple says that spray cleaners shouldn’t be directly used to clean iPhones/iPads
3. Do not use ‘straight’ alcohol to clean your smartphone
4. Use only disinfectant wipes that have 70% isopropyl alcohol to clean your smartphone
5. Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth, like a lens cleaning cloth
6. American telecom service provider AT&T says that paper towels can be used after spraying disinfectants on them
7. Do not dip your smartphone in any sort of liquid in order to do a ‘deep’ clean
8. Do not use any vinegar to clean your smartphone
9. Do not use any sort of bleach to clean your smartphone
10. Ensure that you wash your hands with soap & water once you’ve cleaned your phone
Smartphones, & tablets are all excellent ways for your children to play, learn, & stay occupied so you can have a few quiet moments to yourself or with a loved one throughout the day. By taking the time to put a few safeguards in place, you can ensure that your kids are safe from bacteria & viruses.
Every day during the Corona Virus, we will be sharing an email to all parents on our lists and also on our blogs and social media to give parents some fun things they can do during the outbreak. We will be sharing some movie suggestions, some activities to do and some general news about what is going on. Should you have any questions about the outbreak in your home country, please reach out to the health authorities or check local news regularly. If we can help, please don’t hesitate in reaching out via our Facebook page.
Another Day, Another Update. We hope that yesterday gave you a little bit of inspiration and some insight in to things you can do with your kids. We are being as creative as we can be and relying on our network of teachers, pedagogues and parents, so if you have any great ideas or suggestions, please do share on our Facebook page or contact us via our website and send in suggestions!
Fun Activity – Make Your Own Postcards & Send Them
A Local Update from the USA (NYC)
In New York City things are changing daily, but isn’t that every day anyway in the Big Apple? The last few days have been strange, but we keep on trying to be creative and have fun with the kids. Parks and playgrounds remain open, so we are taking it a bit easier than I think our colleagues and friends in Europe. I read recently that fresh air and sunlight helps, so we will take that approach and enjoy some of the sun whilst we can!
We recommend avoiding handshakes or hugs with friends/strangers, why not go for a “Namaste” instead or a bow?
The topic of fractions often proves
to be tricky for young children. Even some who love mathematics, find it
difficult to grasp the concept of fractions. If you are a parent of a young
child, you must be witnessing the hard time your kid is having with the
overwhelming idea of fractions.
Fractions, as an abstract idea, may
be a difficult one for your child to understand, but we witness fractions
nearly every day. The one-fourth of a pizza you gave to your child and the
chocolate bar you divided into two parts for siblings were your child’s
encounters with fractions. It’s just that the young one didn’t need to pay keen
attention to the concept of fractions until now and since most educational
modules are created for mass broadcast, your child may find it boring and
thereby unable to kindle any interest in them.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to
make your child have fun with fractions. Since we have to deal with fractions
nearly every day, it becomes easy to have them enjoyably explore the concept.
Fractions with Food
One of the easiest ways of
introducing your child to fractions is letting them think of it while they are
enjoying their favorite food. The next time your child is feasting on a pizza,
pie or a cake, spend some time with them dividing it into slices, and
acknowledging the slices as fractions. For example, you can divide a pizza into
four slices and tell them that a slice is 1/4th of a pizza. If you cut a yummy
cake into six pieces and your child eats two of them, they have eaten 2 sixths
of a cake. You can explain and show them how the 2 sixths your child ate can be
expressed as 2/6. There are numerous such examples you can find in your daily
life while having food. Let your child toy with these ideas and remove the
fears revolving around fractions.
Fractions with Family
As a parent, you must know how
important it is for your child to have quality family time. To add a pinch of
fun and learning at that time, here’s a game that your child can play. They
have to prepare a questionnaire which has to be answered by the family members
around them. The questions could be observational and based on their
appearance, e.g., the colour of the hair or the eyes, or the handedness (tendency
to be left-handed or right-handed). It can also be purely based on preferences,
e.g., how many people prefer tea over coffee, and ice cream over milkshakes
etc. Once they are done with the questionnaire, you can sit down with them to
help them create fractions out of it. The number of family members who answered
becomes the denominator. For example, if 3 members out of your family of 4 are
right-handed, then ¾ people in your family are right-handed. Similarly, if two
of them like tea, which means half the family likes tea, 2/4 members like tea.
You can further explain how 2/4 is the same as 1/2. This fun game will allow
them to not only see fractions, but also to create and engage with the concept.
3. Fractions with visuals and games
Every child loves playing fun games
and what could be better than instilling some learning while your child is
playing. To help you with that, SKIDOS has a plethora of math games which will
help your child grasp mathematical concepts easily and simplify learning for
them. Don’t worry, the games are short and engaging so that the screen time is
optimally utilized. You can find SKIDOS games at https://skidos.com/subscription/. If you’re stringent about a
no-screen policy, there are various activity books you can gift to your child.
Apply the ideas you found here and
find your child having no difficulty in learning about fractions. Remember,
there are three Ps you need to keep in mind when teaching anything to your
child, patience, positive outlook, and positive reinforcement. Applying these
Ps can help your child learn anything. For fractions, you just learned about a
bunch of games. Have fun with fractions!
What can we do better?
Help us create better games for the kids all around the world. We look forward to receiving your feedback! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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