Welcome to Learningworks for Kids App Spotlight for Parents! In this series, we are highlighting some key apps for children and families and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through their use. This video will focus on the educational app Pinkfong’s Shapes and Colors. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer J.R. for his work on this awesome video!
Hello and Welcome to Learningworks for Kids App Spotlights for Parents! In this series, we will be highlighting some apps that can really help your child’s executive functioning skills. Like what you see? Then be sure to visit us at learningworksforkids.com to read our educational blogs, and game reviews, and learn more about how to create a balanced play diet for your child.
Today we are going to be talking about the educational app Pinkfong’s Shapes and Colors. This app is made by the South Korean educational entertainment group responsible for Baby Shark, the song that your child has probably played seven million times. Pinkfong’s catchy songs and colorful games make children want to repeat them over and over, helping them practice their executive functioning skills as well.
When the child opens the app, they will see a theme park scene with several different clickable options. Any of the options will open a series of games involving shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. After successfully completing five games, the child gets to pick a prize and then display it in their virtual bedroom. Because the games are short and interesting, the child is practicing sustaining their attention for a short period of time and enhancing their focusing skills. For kids who can focus for long periods of time, the games do continue after the initial five, meaning that they can continue to play and earn prizes. The hotdog stand also features music videos which can also help with short-term focusing skills.
Your child is also practicing their working memory skills because they need to access the information in their brain about shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes as they manipulate objects on the screen in order to complete each game. The games range in complexity, giving the child a good opportunity to work their way through varying levels of difficulty.
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