Marco Polo World School is a pre-kindergarten app that allows children to explore various STEAM-related topics while also having fun. The parent initially sets up the account by creating a profile for the child, including any interests they may have. The app then tailors a curriculum based on these interests. Users can watch videos, paint pictures in the art room, sing along with a wide variety of original songs, or play games that help with letter and number recognition.
The parent portion of the app allows for the monitoring of your child’s progress in key areas such as Shape Recognition, Site Words, Phonemic Awareness, etc. Parents can also see what subjects of interest their child in most focused on and how many activities within that category have been completed.
Marco Polo World School has a seven day free trial but requires a subscription afterwards. It is now available on iOS and Android.
Flexibility: Trying something new.
Because there are so many interest categories and activities in Marco Polo World School, children can actively practice their flexibility skills by trying something new. When the parents initially set up the account, they can choose topics of interest to their child; there are many activities within these categories and children will have many opportunities to do something new each day. Parents can also keep track of what categories their children are most invested in and try to steer them to unexplored areas or activities. New activities and videos are regularly added as well, allowing for more practice with flexibility.
Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
The various videos and activities in Marco Polo World School require young children to practice focusing skills. The videos are short and high-interest, allowing for children to practice paying attention for shorter spans of time. There are also activities that require children to pay attention to an initial phrase and then locate the site words to complete the blanks in the sentence. The songs in the music room, and the activities in the art room also require a certain amount of focus, as the child is being asked to sing along with a song or paint a picture of their own.
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