TEMECULA – Is it ok for kids to binge on mobile games? Cynthia Weaver of Sylvan Learning located in Temecula thinks so – as long as they are the right ones. But how can parents find games that guarantee their kids’ screen time is actually beneficial?
To help take the guesswork out of choosing from the thousands of apps available, Sylvan Learning introduces SylvanPlay – a comprehensive, educational mobile games network for kids in first through fourth grade. SylvanPlay provides the best collection of educational games that reinforce grade-appropriate lessons in fun and engaging ways and enhance what kids are already learning in the classroom while on-the-go.
Rather than just one individual app, SylvanPlay is launching with a library of nine fun, Sylvan-approved edutainment apps all packaged together in one network. The games, which have been developed to help students build critical skills in reading, math, science, geography, strategic thinking and more, include:
Critter Cruise (ages 6-9): Inspires math and language learning as kids take a landmark filled road trip across North America, filling up their gas tank by correctly answering questions. This game was developed exclusively for SylvanPlay and aligns to specific grade level content and the Common Core curriculum.
Wonder Bunny Math Race (ages 3-8): Helps younger kids ages 3-8 learn numbers, counting, addition and subtraction as they help Wonder Bunny win the race and collect carrots along the way.
Other games include Battle Station (ages 6-9), Equator (ages 6-9), Angle Asteroids (ages 6-9), Pizza Party (ages 6-9), and more.
“Sylvan Learning is focused on providing a personal learning experience using the latest technology to engage and connect with kids,” said Weaver. “Sylvan developed SylvanPlay as a way to extend the learning that happens in our center and provide parents and kids with Sylvan-approved games they know will be fun, educational, and grade-appropriate. With SylvanPlay, parents can be confident that their kids are turning game time into brain-building time.”
The SylvanPlay network will continue to expand on an on-going basis and the content range will soon be available for kids up to 6th grade. Additional edutainment apps and subjects will inspire more kids to play anywhere and learn everywhere in new and engaging ways.
SylvanPlay is available for both iOS and Android operating systems and offers an assortment of free and paid content.
To download to any mobile device, parents can type “SylvanPlay” or any of
the app titles into the search function of either the Apple App store or Android’s GooglePlay store to locate the educational mobile games network. All apps within the SylvanPlay network are free for current SylvanSync customers.
“As kids became more comfortable working with technology, Sylvan has moved its curriculum to the iPad® with the SylvanSync platform,” said Weaver. “Sylvan continues to follow what families are doing and adapting the curriculum to the devices they prefer. Why make parents say ‘no’ to apps and games if we can turn them into educational tools that help their child succeed?”
For additional information on SylvanPlay and Sylvan Learning, contact Cynthia Weaver of Sylvan Learning at (951) 506-0300, [email protected] or visit