The leaders in brain training games, Lumosity, have released a series of apps to help young minds develop. They play like any mobile game but have the added benefit of strengthening young minds.
Lumikids is full of fun and uses the latest in neuroscience to create games that strengthen fine motor, cognitive, and reasoning skills. A few minutes of gaming on these apps every day can actually help child development. Games that you actually want the kids to play? How brilliant!
Some of the brightest minds in the fields of child psychology, developmental neuroscience and early childhood education have collaborated to produce the suite of LumiKids apps. There is LumiKids Park (above) which has won a series of awards since its release in 2014. In this app children can sort water critters and in the process learn about colours, shapes, and sizes. Or how about a game of hide and seek that develops a particular attention skill called divided attention.
In LumiKids Beach an engaging game of making friends and matching them with found beach items simultaneously teaches lessons in sharing, reading social expressions and visual matching. While most other apps aim to merely entertain children, the LumiKids apps combine entertainment with valuable skills development. Growing young minds to their full potential without holding back on the fun factor.
Other LumiKids apps include LumiKids Backyard – which has a useful bedtime routine game – and LumiKids Snow. These apps are recommended for ages two to five, but my one-year-old has been loving some of the more simple games and I caught her dad playing the other night. All LumiKids apps are free to download via iTunes and Google Play and only available for tablets.