CyberChase Shape Quest free app developed by PBS Kids app for iPad and Android tablets providing a virtual reality games for ages 6-9. The app provides three games using geometry and spatial reasoning improve their problem solving skills. It is highly interactive, requiring bilateral and motor planning skills to perform the tasks required of the games.
Three games are provided: Patch the Path, Hide and Seek and Feed the Critters requiring a printed sheet used to aim your tablet at for the virtual play.
Link to the PBS website document for printing is provided at the start of the app. Instruction on use of the printed sheet is given to get the hang of the app controls.
Now you are ready to play Patch the Path, the virtual reality game. Use controls on either side of the app to pick up, rotate and move objects on the screen. Verbal directions are given to you during the quest. I also did some adjusting of my device that also aided matching placement. The game starts at a simpler level and progresses through 30 different levels in 5 different environments. The goal is to move to the next level and earn points in the process. in difficulty as you accomplish tasks and earn points.
Hide and Seek and Feed the Critters games require visual motor skills and are not virtual reality games. They are suited for older kids due to the higher spatial reasoning and vocabulary required to complete the tasks.
If you have older kids who are motivate to participate in electronic spatial reasoning tasks or need to work on higher level spatial reasoning skills, Shape Quest is well worth downloading. Actually it was rather fun playing the virtual reality game. For free it is well worth the download and experiencing virtual reality gaming.
Interested in learning about more virtual reality games for kids? Join the OT’s with Apps @ School Workshop August 11 & 12th.
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