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I was given a download code to try out Safari Tales with my kids. Safari tales is an app that increases literacy in young kids. As soon as Miles saw it on my phone he wanted to try it out. Safari Tales opens up a world of exploration, learning and story-telling across the African savanna. The kids will join five baby animals and follow them on enchanting African adventures. It’s full of unique stories and the kids actually think it’s really cool. And if the kids can play a game and not even realize it’s educational then it’s a win in my book for sure. If they are going to be playing a video game that’s what I prefer so Safari Tales has succeeded.
There is a multitude of games to play in this 3D like world, fossils to be found, and stickers to be collected. Throughout their in-game adventures, kids learn countless facts and figures about the various environments, their inhabitants and items they encounter on their way, building knowledge and enhancing reading skills. They discover thousands of facts by asking our wise, talking meerkat, Darwin, all your questions about safari animals.
Safari Tales is more than a game, it is also a beautiful storybook and animal encyclopedia! Children are both adventurer and storyteller. At the end of each play session, SAFARI TALES uses patented technology to convert children’s adventures, discoveries and achievements into an incredible interactive storybook. Each new tale can be saved and stored to be read over and again with parents and loved ones, strengthening literacy, reasoning and enquiry skills.
• Game Features •
– Fill a Storybook with your own adventure Tales, to be personalized and read with others
– Wake five baby animals to play with and nurture
– Discover a world teeming with safari wildlife
– Use the Word Wheels to build questions about the animals to ask Darwin the talking meerkat
– Explore a vast world filled with caves, forests, rivers and an enormous ant hill
– Enjoy the Mud Wallows, Sunset Savanna, Catapult Canyon and so much more
– Get creative with the Berry Blaster and make your little safari animals stand out from the rest!
– Collect stickers, minerals, and fossils to add to your Sticker Book collection
– Learn Swahili words
This app works on the iPad 2 and above, iPhone 4S and above, iPod Touch (fifth generation). In addition to all it provides for the kids it also provides a parent’s corner. This is a secure environment that is controlled by a pin code where parents and choose the length of time your child can play the game. You can also personalize the reading level to the level of your child. You can receive e-mail notifications when your child has created a new Tale for you to read. You will see your child develop storytelling skills, build vocabulary, language and synonyms.
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You can find the game in these locations:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kuatostudios.safaritales&hl
About Kuato Studios
Kuato Studios is a learning company building fun and interactive products that inspire kids to learn the new skills of the future. Kuato Studios was founded in 2012 by the creators and investors behind Siri, to disrupt, innovate and lead the education market, and is working on integrating the latest cutting edge technology, like next generation conversation AI from SRI International, into a smart tutoring platform. Beginning in March 2013 with the release of Hakitzu, a game that teaches coding skills and problem solving, Kuato Studios has pioneered the next generation of educational video games. Through the recent release of Dino Tales and Safari Tales, Kuato Studios continues to be at the forefront of educational technology. www.kuatostudios.com
Aimed at children aged between four and ten, SAFARI TALES has been developed in conjunction with pupils and teachers, to ensure that content is age-appropriate and gameplay fun. “Feedback from both kids and adults is invaluable for us as a studio,” said David Miller, award-winning teacher and now Director of Learning at Kuato Studios. “This participation in the development allows us to pinpoint particular opportunities where the child’s engagement with the gameplay, their creativity and performance peak, producing the perfect learning experience.”
Safari Tales is available now on iOS and Android platforms, priced at $3.99, £2.99.