What we like best:
What you should know:
Grab your tool belt and head to the workshop—Grandpa, his tools and little learners have some work to do! Grandpa’s Workshop is a great guide to basic counting, measuring and puzzle solving.
There are a lot of projects to tackle in the workshop, such as cutting boards into pieces, measuring parts for the clubhouse and painting shelves. Adorable animated tools and cutting-edge graphics really appeal to kids in today’s wired world—no tired 1990’s aesthetics here. Activities are occasionally punctuated by short videos that demonstrate workshop skills, providing much-needed breaks from math. Kids can earn playhouse materials by answering questions correctly, and hidden surprises—such as giving Gramps a high-five—take advantage of a smart tablet’s interactive capabilities.
This super-appealing app for young ones not only includes tons of positive reinforcement, but also presents a rare and refreshing message about intergenerational relations—elderly folks are presented as caring yet capable workers, full of wisdom. There are seven separate mini-games to choose from, decreasing the likelihood kids will get bored quickly. There's also a section just for grown-ups that doesn’t include much new information—it mostly has links to other apps to purchase.
Share this review
Add your own review
"“Tilt” gameplay gets an educational boost from math problems."
"Cute and colorful clock games make time-telling fun!"
"For drilling math basics (with an adult) this app’s a solid choice."