Review: New free iPhone app for children makes learning funJanuary 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
Tags: BrainPOP UK, iPhone app, Tim & Moby
Launched this week, The BrainPOP UK featured movie app is free from the iTunes app store and focusses on animated characters Tim and Moby who deliver short daily movies covering everything from black holes to why the body makes bogies! See education can be fun! And whilst we’re all dying from Winter flu bugs, I was quite interested in the bogies one!
Each video is short and engaging and you can view the other daily movies and see your quiz scores. The app is also available on the iPad and iPod Touch. You can also follow BrainPOP UK on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.
Now bear is only 2 and the target age range is 5-14, but since showing him the first movie on Monday, all I hear is ‘more robot mummy, more robot’. That’s Moby, the robot character who helps to educate us with his worldly wisdom.
Download it and have a look, it’s completely free, and it’s good for the soul – it’s fun, each movie has a related quiz to take afterwards and you’ll have a few minutes free to do that something that really can’t wait!
BrainPOP are providers of educational resources for parents and schools, and their materials follow the National Curriculum. They do a great package for parents to use at home which only costs £49+VAT for a whole year! That’s a year of free resources covering everything your child will be learning at school from acceleration to acids, polygons to prime numbers, and architecture to adjectives. I know that when bear comes to school age I’ll definitely be investing. You can take a free trial to get a taste of the site.
If you would like to review the BrainPOP app and receive some Tim and Moby goodies just let me know!