Lipa Knight by Lipa Learning is an exemplary educational game with addicting qualities that appeals to kids of all ages and provides boundless experiences in problem-solving, spatial relations, eye–hand coordination and most importantly essential critical thinking skills! Critical Thinking is logical reflective thinking that helps us focus on deciding what to believe or do. Critical thinking is best understood as the ability of thinkers to take charge and ownership of their own thinking. This app designed by the Lipa Learning Community of educators and creative professionals is dedicated to revolutionizing education. This app is spot on with just the right challenge levels and it promotes perseverance! Your valiant steed awaits--hypothesize and experiment with your bridge-building techniques so you can gallop with ease toward the Cyclops' lair! • Refine problem-solving skills as you build bridges across the beautifully-animated lands • Manipulate the different blocks and develop hand-eye coordination • Learn spatial reasoning as you craft one unified shape from various smaller shapes • Trigger your imagination as you lead Lipa Knight through the rescue narrative Gameplay centers on helping a dashing knight rescue his beloved princess who has been abducted by the dreaded Cyclops. In order to save her, the knight is required to construct numerous bridges to traverse expansive landscapes while on his pursuit to save her. Initially, the kiddos that we worked with were momentarily perplexed when the difficulty of building a bridge increased. All of them were motivated to persevere and creatively experimented until they came up with a solution for that first hurdle. They then welcomed all the challenges that followed configuring the bridge to allow the knight to continue his mission. We had many young children playing this game for extended periods of time (15+ minutes independently!) and have found it is one of the go-to games for those children who frequent our iPads. Lipa Learning has an entire suite of 17 apps and continues to enhance existing apps to make them the best they can be. Neuroscience continues to make advancements in research that substantiate that the toddler and preschool years as the most formative and essential time for building foundational skills needed for a lifetime. As we learn more and more about how the brain develops we learn that critical learning opportunities happen during these first years of life. Lipa Learning has got this covered and Lipa Knights is a great introduction to teaching youngsters that failure serves as a stepping stone to deep learning. Don't let the simplicity fool you, this is a serious mind game! TWA highly recommends Lipa Knight.
Written by Jayne Clare
Jayne Clare is dedicated to being in the forefront of the ever-changing digital landscape. She has been working directly with students and startups and recognizing what works and what doesn’t, along with the why behind both. Jayne co-founded Teachers With Apps in 2011.
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