Why we love this app
Paul Hudson (who has curated many of our recommended Latin language apps) presents this app on Greek mythology, containing thorough re-tellings of ten classic legends: Pandora's Box, Hades and Persephone, Perseus, King Midas, Heracles, Theseus, Daedalus and Icarus, Orpheus, the Trojan War, and Odysseus.
What it teaches and how it works
First, the users read through the well-written summary narratives of the stories. After this, a word search, letter match quiz, and a "retell it" game. The word search and retell games aid in rote memorization of key characters and narrative, while the letter match elaborates with term definitions. The game center keeps record of achievements, such as reading through all myths and correctly completing all quizzes.
Why your kid won't be able to put it down
Though Classical purists may be critical of the comic book-style artwork that is very much a departure from the traditional representations of the gods and goddesses, there's no denying that the illustrations are well done and vivid. A dramatic soundtrack also sets the tone for these epic tales, further providing an engrossing study of mythology.
|appoLearning Report Card||
|Features specific educational objectives|
|Fosters critical thinking|
|Adapts to kids' skill level|
|Intellectually stimulating for children|
|Instructions are clear and simple|
|Well-suited to age group|
|Assesses progress and proficiency|
|Parents and teachers can assess progress|
|Features and Design|
|Unique in its concept, design and approach|
|Engaging design and repeatable content|
|Excellent value for price|
|Doesn't require additional in-app spending|
|Safety and Privacy|
|Doesn't expose kids to external services or advertisers|
|Doesn't ask for personal data|
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