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Milk Hunt: Kids Math Game

Milk Hunt: Kids Math Game

Spring 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: 7 - 12 yrs.
Developer: Skidos Learning
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

As the game opens, a very thirsty kangaroo is lounging on a hammock and gulping down a bottle of milk. On Tap to Play, it's off to the races and the kangaroo runs along until he sees milk bottles. In this endless runner game, the player's job is to help Kando run, jump, swim and roll to collect the milk bottles and get points, all the while avoiding obstacles in his path, and solving math questions randomly during play. Correct. One thing has nothing to do with the other. Players choose from operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for the questions that pop up during the game. The first three topics are for grade levels 1-6 and the last two are for grade levels 3-5. A progress report is available to monitor how a player is doing. This app is good for practicing math skills on the fly. The problems need to be solved to continue play. Equally necessary skill is hand eye coordination to move and jump the dog around to collect milk bottles and points. There are mini-missions, such as collect a straw magnet and get a surfboard that are thrown in as well. For reasons unknown, the game is set against an Australian backdrop with cartoon-like illustrations of the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney National Park and the Great Australian Outback.

Kristin Harris   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at iArt4kidz.com.

Look for this product at:
Skidos Learning
http://www.milkhunt.com

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